Get What You Want with Better Communication – Lisa Giruzzi Interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, January 25

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Valentine's Day is right around the corner. If you don't want to be disappointed, listen to today's show to find out how to experience the holiday you really want. Then here Lisa Giruzzi show us how to get what we want from life every day. Lisa will share the truth about communication including the most common mistake we make and how we can take control of our communication.

Then I'll share the unexpected blessings my family experienced when we started making our Christmas presents. I started this to solve a problem I was having with Christmas shopping but ended up teaching our kids some of the most important lessons we want them to learn and getting other joyful benefits I never expected.

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Lisa Giruzzi is an accomplished speaker, best-selling author and award-winning trainer with more than twenty-five years' experience helping people be more successful through effective communication. She specializes in assisting organizations to empower and engage their employees to be successful and productive by training them in the principles of effective communication and performance.

In 2003 she founded her own company, Transformational Conversations which specializes in enhancing communication and performance. Since then thousands of people have benefited from Lisa's unique ability to help them achieve their goals and attain success through effective communication.  Today Lisa continues to focus on her mission: causing positive, sustainable change in the workplace. 

 

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Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child - Doctor G and Jude Bijou interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, January 18

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Parenting is challenging and raising an emotionally healthy child is one of the important goals for moms and dads. Today's guests, Doctor G and Jude Bijou, have tips and strategies parents can use to deal with real life situations and daily challenges in a way that teaches our children how to handle their emotions.

In addition to these parenting tips, I'll share insights from Marie Fleming about the mistake people make when trying to bring more happiness into their life. Plus I have some family dinner questions that will not only get conversations going but will help build your child's confidence.

And in Christmas Corner I'm giving you a look inside my family's holiday. I'll talk about our tradition of making gifts and give ideas for making gifts of your own.

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Deborah Gilboa, MD (popularly known as Dr. G), is a go-to expert on raising and educating respectful, responsible, resilient young people. A parenting and youth development expert renowned for her contagious humor and no-nonsense prescriptions for character development and preventing risky behaviors. Dr. G is a contributor on the CBS morning show Pittsburgh Today Live, and has shared her doctor-tested, kid-approved advice with the media, seen nationally from NBC, ABC and FOX, to Parents Magazine, Your Teen Magazine to The Wall Street Journal and Today.com. 

 

 

Jude Bijou is a licensed marriage and family therapist (MFT), an educator in Santa Barbara, CA, and multi-award winning author of Attitude Reconstruction: A Blueprint for Building a Better Life (Riviera Press, 2011).

Jude earned her BA and master's degrees in psychology and became a marriage and family therapist.  Success was attained, yet something was missing so she immersed herself in the world of meditation and Vedic philosophy. The result: an integrated, truly holistic approach to therapy and for living a fulfilling life.

The culmination of Jude's groundbreaking work can now be found in Attitude Reconstruction: A Blueprint for Building a Better Life. These simple and effective principles have impacted countless clients, seminar participants and students. And Jude promises this: if we learn to use the tools we're intrinsically born with constructively, we can truly create a life full of joy, love, and peace.


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Find Your Spark and Live Life with Passion - Marie Fleming Interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, January 11

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Do you ever find yourself wishing life held more? Maybe things are tough or maybe, even though it looks like you're living the good life it doesn't feel right, there just isn't any joy. Maybe you feel flat, frustrated or sad. Marie Fleming knows what that's like and she helps people change their lives and find the spark. Today she'll show us how to live with passion. 

We'll also get some tips for getting your kids to do their chores along with some strategies for handling your financial holiday hangover. 

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Marie Fleming is a former Lawyer turned Life Coach who is on a mission to help people uncover what it is that brings them joy and passion at a deep level, so they can lead amazingly fulfilled lives.

Having experienced her own deep transformation, Marie's passion is in empowering others to clear out whatever's holding them back, with a little fun and inspiration along the way!

Get Marie's 4-part video series How to Find Your Spark at www.LifeWithPassion.co.uk and connect with her onFacebook

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Real and Livable Weight Loss Solutions – Darya Rose Interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, January 2016

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This week we're getting ideas for enjoying the New Year; from vacation destination ideas to ways to keep the kids busy to real strategies for handling your New Year's resolution for weight loss, I've got you covered. Darya Rose is joining us to discuss the challenging topic of diets and weight. Darya is the author of Foodist. She struggled with weight and tried tons of diets before digging into food science and research and discovering the answers that have helped her live at a healthy weight since 2007. She'll share her insights, secrets and simple solutions to living happy at a healthy weight.

We'll wrap up in Christmas Corner, finding out what we can do to make next Christmas easier and enjoy it more.

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Darya Rose is a popular writer and world-renowned expert in health and weight loss. She is the author of the 2013 book Foodist: Using Real Food and Real Science to Lose Weight Without Dieting, and creator of the award-winning blog, Summer Tomato, which TIME Magazine named one of the 50 Best Websites.

She received her doctorate in neuroscience from UCSF, and has a bachelor's degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley. Darya's unique, brain-based approach to food, health and weight loss teaches not just what healthy eating looks like, but how to actually change your behaviors so you can stop wishing for and actually make meaningful progress toward healthier living.

Her work has been praised by food, health and nutrition experts around the globe including Michael Pollan, Marion Nestle, Dr. Andrew Weil, Jamie Oliver, and Dr. David Kessler, and is often cited by news sources such as CNN, The New York Times, Prevention and Oprah Magazine.

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How to Work with an Introvert – Beth Buelow Interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, December 28

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This week on I'm chatting with Beth Buelow about her new book, The Introvert Entrepreneur: Amplify Your Strengths and Create Success on Your Own Terms. Beth will help us learn more about introverts, extroverts and how we can get along better. She'll talk about living and working with an introvert and how introverts can celebrate their strengths.

In our daily living segment I'll share a simple strategy for having the New Year's family celebration you want along with 5 fun, non-alcoholic drinks that kids and adults alike can enjoy. And in Christmas Corner I have tips for packing up your holiday decorations in a way that will save you time and minimize frustration next year.

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Beth Buelow Introvert EntrepreneurBeth Buelow, ACC, serves as a guide to introvert entrepreneurs who want to amplify their strengths and build sustainable, energetically aligned businesses. She is a professional coach, author, and speaker, is based in the Pacific Northwest and serves introverts worldwide. Beth is the author of "Insight: Reflections on the Gifts of Being an Introvert" and "The Introvert Entrepreneur: Amplify Your Strengths and Create Success on Your Own Terms," published by Penguin/Random House in November 2015.

 

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Tech Tips for Parents – Jen Jamar Interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays, December 21

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Today I’m sharing a wide variety of tips and information to help moms live easier and better. First, I’ll share three foods that can help your skin and a quick exercise to help give you a ballerina’s derriere - all to keep you feeling good about the way you look. Then I’ll interview Jen Jamar and find out how families can use technology to make life easier and better. Jen will share ideas and apps and tell us how to use them to our advantage. And I’ll wrap up in Christmas Corner, giving you a simple way to handle your holiday overwhelm, showing you how to adjust and get the Christmas you want. I’ll also share tips for having fun and strengthening your marriage during the Christmas break.

Jen Jamar is a content strategist, freelance writer, and social media manager. She co-organizes the Minnesota Blogger Conference and is one of the producers behind the Minneapolis-St. Paul chapter of Social Media Breakfast. Jen also maintains a successful personal blog at LifeWithLevi.com, where she writes about balancing work, life, and family.

 

 

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Learning to be Happy – Dr Vijaya Nair Interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, December 14

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This week Dr. Vijaya Nair is wrapping up her six-part interview series and she's discussing the common thread that improves our marriage, parenting, happiness and more. I'll tell one of my favorite stories; one about a young woman has changed the lives of the homeless. And we'll wrap up with our weekly trip to Christmas Corner where we're talking about gifts. I'm sharing inspiration from my book club's Christmas party along with a host of $15-$30 gift ideas for the teens and adults on your list.

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Dr. Vijaya Nair is a mother of three, physician, medical researcher, author and founder of SoulAccessMeditation Programs.  A native of Singapore, she earned her medical degree from the National University of Singapore. Dr. Vijaya completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School in Boston. She also received a master's degree in epidemiology from Columbia University. Dr. Vijaya has lectured and conducted research in Integrative Medicine and lectures both in the US and Internationally. In addition, she also has extensive experience conducting Meditation for stress reduction workshops and seminars. She has taught visualization and guided imagery meditation at Harvard, Columbia Universities, and the NY Open Center as well as at Integrative centers in the US and abroad.  Dr. Vijaya has authored research publications and articles in her quest to educate the public about the health benefits of nature's most powerful anti-inflammatory remedies. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book: Prevent Cancer, Strokes, Heart Attacks and Other Deadly Killers. 

Access her free webinar at soulclaritysystem.com

 


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Teaching Your Child Life Skills and Resiliency – Dr Vijaya Nair and Evelyn Cucchiara Interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, December 7

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Today's show has tons of tips for parents! Dr. Vijaya Nair is sharing insights into resiliency. More and more we're seeing that our children are having trouble learning this life skill and without it they will surely struggle. Find out why this is so important and a strategy for teaching it to your kids. Then we'll interview Evelyn Cucchiara, The Toy Tamer, and find out her tricks for creating play room that encourages fun, creative play and is easy for kids to keep organized.

In addition to these great guests, I'll share some interesting and unusual tips for getting a better night's sleep as well as gift ideas for teens & tweens, inspiration for your party attire and a fun family activity that can do triple duty and help out your holiday events.

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Dr. Vijaya Nair is a mother of three, physician, medical researcher, author and founder ofSoulAccessMeditation Programs.  A native of Singapore, she earned her medical degree from the National University of Singapore. Dr. Vijaya completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School in Boston. She also received a master's degree in epidemiology from Columbia University. Dr. Vijaya has lectured and conducted research in Integrative Medicine and lectures both in the US and Internationally. In addition, she also has extensive experience conducting Meditation for stress reduction workshops and seminars. She has taught visualization and guided imagery meditation at Harvard, Columbia Universities, and the NY Open Center as well as at Integrative centers in the US and abroad.  Dr. Vijaya has authored research publications and articles in her quest to educate the public about the health benefits of nature's most powerful anti-inflammatory remedies. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book: Prevent Cancer, Strokes, Heart Attacks and Other Deadly Killers. 

Access her free webinar at soulclaritysystem.com

 

Evelyn Cucchiara is the founder of The Toy Tamer, a unique playroom organizing company that transforms your playroom from mess to amazing with her unique toy management system. An organized play space not only makes day to day life easier, but it also teaches children the vital executive functioning skills they will need to be more successful in school and in life. She is also the author of the Amazon best selling book - 30 Days to an Organized Home. "I'm a time management and organizing junkie - and I'm all about finding better ways to do everyday things. I saw a need for a better way to make kids and parents lives saner, so I drew upon my years of experience in owning a day care center and a children's art studio, and voila - The Toy Tamer was born!"


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Tips for Busy Parents – Dr Vijaya Nair and Blythe Lipman Interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, Nov 30

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Today we're talking turkey, and I mean that literally. One holiday meal is behind us and one is on the horizon plus making a turkey dinner is a great way to feed a family for a few days with the original meal and the left overs. So we're taking a look at some different ideas for enjoying those left overs.

Then we're chatting with Dr. Vijaya Nair about the surprising mistake that busy parents make. Dr. Nair is on a mission to destress moms and create happier families with some simple, stress-relieving changes in our lives and today she'll reveal a simple change that does just that. Then Blythe Lipman is joining us to talk toddlers. Blythe will be sharing tips for dealing with your toddler as well as how to handle the holidays with them.

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Dr. Vijaya Nair is a mother of three, physician, medical researcher, author and founder of SoulAccessMeditation Programs.  A native of Singapore, she earned her medical degree from the National University of Singapore. Dr. Vijaya completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School in Boston. She also received a master's degree in epidemiology from Columbia University. Dr. Vijaya has lectured and conducted research in Integrative Medicine and lectures both in the US and Internationally. In addition, she also has extensive experience conducting Meditation for stress reduction workshops and seminars. She has taught visualization and guided imagery meditation at Harvard, Columbia Universities, and the NY Open Center as well as at Integrative centers in the US and abroad.  Dr. Vijaya has authored research publications and articles in her quest to educate the public about the health benefits of nature's most powerful anti-inflammatory remedies. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book: Prevent Cancer, Strokes, Heart Attacks and Other Deadly Killers. 

Access her free webinar at soulclaritysystem.com

Blythe Lipman, an author, publisher, teacher, caregiver, consultant, keynote, blogger and baby and toddler expert. Blythe is the owner and CEO of Baby Instructions in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is the award-winning author of Help! My Baby Came Without Instructions, More...Help! My Baby Came Without Instructions,  and Help! My Toddler Came Without Instructions which are pediatrician-approved, mom and dad  tested!  She is currently co-authoring Help! My Aging Parents Came Without Instructions.

Blythe has 25+ years of experience in the field. She's designed and run preschool and infant rooms and cared for over 1000 babies. She has helped new and expectant parents gain the confidence they need to enjoy and care for their little miracles.


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Family Communication – Dr Vijaya Nair and Lauren Bowling Interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, Nov 23

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We're kicking off with clutter and taking a look at one of the most difficult sources - keepsakes. This sentimental clutter is always a challenge but there are some simple things you can do to make it easier while regaining your space.

Dr. Vijay Nair is back to talk about tips for family communication. The chat comes just in time for Thanksgiving and all the holiday season family gatherings where you might be dealing with difficult situations. Plus, Laruen Bowling is joining us to share the truth about blogging; why to do it besides making money and the truth about creating income with a blog.

And we'll wrap up in Christmas Corner where we'll talk about harnessing the Advent season to create a better Christmas, including some fun ideas for a cozy family tradition that can bring your family together during this busy season.

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Dr. Vijaya Nair is a mother of three, physician, medical researcher, author and founder of SoulAccessMeditation Programs.  A native of Singapore, she earned her medical degree from the National University of Singapore. Dr. Vijaya completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School in Boston. She also received a master's degree in epidemiology from Columbia University. Dr. Vijaya has lectured and conducted research in Integrative Medicine and lectures both in the US and Internationally. In addition, she also has extensive experience conducting Meditation for stress reduction workshops and seminars. She has taught visualization and guided imagery meditation at Harvard, Columbia Universities, and the NY Open Center as well as at Integrative centers in the US and abroad.  Dr. Vijaya has authored research publications and articles in her quest to educate the public about the health benefits of nature's most powerful anti-inflammatory remedies. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book: Prevent Cancer, Strokes, Heart Attacks and Other Deadly Killers. 

Access her free webinar at soulclaritysystem.com

Lauren Bowling is the blogger behind the personal finance and lifestyle site L Bee and the Money Tree and host of the award-winning web series, Awkward Money Chat. Blogging since 2012, Bowling is now a recognized thought leader in the millennial finance space with her expertise featured in the pages of Redbook and Woman's Day magazines and on the leading online financial news sites including Forbes, The Huffington Post, and U.S. News and World Report. By day Bowling runs her own content marketing firm, Beehive Content, and she happily resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

 


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Too Busy to Relax – Dr Vijaya Nair and Christina McGhee Interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, Nov 16

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We're kicking off with a couple tips for saving money that have nothing to do with coupons or budgets. After we build our bank accounts we'll be chatting with Dr. Vijaya Nair about how we can relax and reduce our stress when life is crazy busy. Then Christina McGhee is helping step families with tips for enjoying family gatherings and handling the holidays. And we'll be wrapping up in Christmas Corner with a look at how homemade gifts, the benefits of making them and several ideas for easy gifts you or your kids can make.

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Dr. Vijaya Nair is a mother of three, physician, medical researcher, author and founder of SoulAccessMeditation Programs.  A native of Singapore, she earned her medical degree from the National University of Singapore. Dr. Vijaya completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School in Boston. She also received a master's degree in epidemiology from Columbia University. Dr. Vijaya has lectured and conducted research in Integrative Medicine and lectures both in the US and Internationally. In addition, she also has extensive experience conducting Meditation for stress reduction workshops and seminars. She has taught visualization and guided imagery meditation at Harvard, Columbia Universities, and the NY Open Center as well as at Integrative centers in the US and abroad.  Dr. Vijaya has authored research publications and articles in her quest to educate the public about the health benefits of nature's most powerful anti-inflammatory remedies. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book: Prevent Cancer, Strokes, Heart Attacks and Other Deadly Killers. 

Access her free webinar at soulclaritysystem.com

 

Christina McGhee, MSW is an internationally recognized divorce coach, speaker and author of the highly acclaimed book, Parenting Apart, How separated and divorced parents can raise happy and secure kids.

Christina, dubbed the "divorce coach by the UK press, gained worldwide attention for her work with three British families in the Channel 4 documentary "How to Divorce Without Screwing Up Your Kids." She has been featured on television, radio and in print around the US and abroad.

Married for twenty-years, Christina and her husband live near Houston, Texas. As a stepmom and a mom of four, she has extensive on-the-job training as a chauffeur, negotiator, short-order cook, scheduler extraordinaire and finder of all things lost. You can find out more at www.divorceandchildren.com

 


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Make a Good Marriage Great – Dr Terri Orbuch Interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, Nov 9

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This week we're sharing tips for your Thanksgiving celebration. We have a dozen ways to make your Thanksgiving celebration easier, prettier and tastier. Then Dr. Terri Orbuch joins us to talk about marriage. There's always something in news about divorce rates and how to save a failing marriage, but what if you have a good marriage? What if you'd like it to be even better? Dr. Orbuch has been studying marriage for over 25 years, she's the author of 5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great and she'll be sharing tips and advice for improving a good marriage. The best news of all, these things are simple to do.

Lastly, in Christmas Corner, we're talking about Black Friday including tips for making the most of your shopping day. Plus a few reminders of holiday tasks to take care of this time of year.

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Dr. Terri Orbuch (aka The Love Doctor®) is an author, speaker, therapist, professor at Oakland University, and research professor at University of Michigan. She is the director of a landmark study (NIH-funded), where she has been following the same couples for almost 3 decades. She is the author of "5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great." and "Finding Love Again: 6 Simple Steps to a New and Happy Relationship." You can learn more at DrTerriTheLoveDoctor.com.


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An Invisible Thread – Laura Schroff Interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, Nov 2

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This week I'm kicking off with a time-saving way for busy moms to stay fit and feel better. I'll follow that up with a warning about your holiday treats and one of my Simple Strategies.

Then we'll chat with Laura Schroff, author of the New York Times best-selling book An Invisible Thread. We'll learn about her story of meeting an 11-year-old panhandler and how they changed each other's lives forever. We'll find out how it led to her current work in spreading the message about kindness as well as her new release of An Invisible Thread Christmas Story for children.

Lastly, in Christmas Corner, Sandy will share some non-holiday tasks you can do now that have nothing to do with Christmas but will de-stress your season.

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Laura SchroffLaura Schroff is a #1 New York Times  bestselling author and keynote speaker. Laura's second book, An Invisible Thread Christmas Story children's book was released in September 2015. Since the launch of An Invisible Thread , Laura has been an invited keynote speaker at over 100 events.

Over her thirty-year career in advertising sales, Laura has worked with several major media companies, including Time Inc. and Conde Nast. Born and raised on Long Island in New York, Laura was part of the advertising team that helped launch and make USA Today a successful national newspaper. 

Laura is dedicated to sharing her An Invisible Thread heartwarming story on the power of small acts of kindness all over the country. Laura lives in New York City with her feisty poodles Coco and Emma.

 


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Successful Living – Dr Vijaya Nair and Robyn Wright Interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, Oct 26

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Halloween is almost here and since it falls on a weekend that means antsy kids at home on Saturday. We'll look at a way to keep them happy and occupied while they wait for trick-or-treat time. Then Dr. Vijaya Nair will share the story of how stress ruined her health and how she moved to a peaceful, happy and successful life. And we're wrapping up with an extended Christmas Corner segment. Robyn Wright is giving us tips for all things tech for the holiday season. From which gifts to give to tech for grandparents, she has us covered.

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Dr Vijaya NairDr. Vijaya Nair is a mother of three, physician, medical researcher, author and founder of SoulAccessMeditation Programs.  A native of Singapore, she earned her medical degree from the National University of Singapore. Dr. Vijaya completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School in Boston. She also received a master's degree in epidemiology from Columbia University. Dr. Vijaya has lectured and conducted research in Integrative Medicine and lectures both in the US and Internationally. In addition, she also has extensive experience conducting Meditation for stress reduction workshops and seminars. She has taught visualization and guided imagery meditation at Harvard, Columbia Universities, and the NY Open Center as well as at Integrative centers in the US and abroad.  Dr. Vijaya has authored research publications and articles in her quest to educate the public about the health benefits of nature's most powerful anti-inflammatory remedies. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book: Prevent Cancer, Strokes, Heart Attacks and Other Deadly Killers. 

Access her free webinar at soulclaritysystem.com

Robyn WrightRobyn Wright is a lifestyle blogger and social media specialist. A self-proclaimed geek, Robyn enjoys sharing all things tech but in a way that is easy for everyone to understand. A mom, and grandma-of-twins-to-be, Robyn is always happy to share her experience and advice on raising kids in our digital world. Find Robyn as @RobynsWorld on social networks and read her blog at www.RobynsOnlineWorld.com

 

 

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Transform Your Life Through Forgiveness – Clifford Edwards Interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, Oct 19

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We're kicking off with tips today. I have tips for enjoying smoother-running days and another quick cleaning tip, one that will save you extra vacuuming or a couple loads of laundry. Then we're chatting with Cliff Edwards. Cliff will show us why forgiveness isn't about condoning anyone else's behavior as well as how you can transform your life with it. He says it's the path to living free. And then it's time for Christmas corner where I'll share two new homemade gift ideas.

 

Cliff EdwardsClifford Edwards is the forgiveness expert.

He coaches successful people into greater peace and prosperity, identifying and releasing negative judgments and unresolved issues - past or present.  He is a professional coach, trainer and consultant in continuous practice for over seventeen years.

Along with best-selling author and transformational leader Debbie Ford, Cliff co-founded the Ford Institute for Integrative Coaching in 2000. As a staff member, trainer and key architect of the Institute's programs for twelve years, he developed many innovative, effective coaching models and methodologies, and helped train over 1000 life coaches worldwide.

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Style Guide for Moms – Mayna Sgaramella McVey Interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, Oct 12

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On today's show we're starting off with tips for decorating with pumpkins and tips for cleaning your house faster and easier. We're wrapping up with ideas for family volunteering. In between we're chatting with Mayna Sgaramella McVey about our clothes. I've heard every one of my female friends, my mother, my daughters and my grandmother lament their wardrobe at some point, usually with classics like, "I have nothing to wear!" or "Nothing fits me". It may be true or it may be that you just need a new way of looking at things. Mayna will share tips for a better wardrobe including how to get a better fit.

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Mayna Sgaramella McVey photoMayna Sgaramella McVey is a Wardrobe Consultant and owner of Closet Fly who specializes in education. She helps men and women learn how to create a wardrobe that works for their lifestyle, and believes you can look amazing, even through life's transitions, at any size, shape, age, or profession. Having received training from stylist Stacy London of What Not To Wear, she shares valuable wardrobe advice through her in-home consults, shopping trips, and speaking at seminars. Mayna leaves her clients feeling empowered to never again say "I don't have anything to wear!" Playing dress-up is more than just her job as she is a mom to a 3-year old daughter. She believes that every day we are sending a message to the world through our appearance, so why not put some intention behind that message and use your image as a tool to looking your best.

 

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Learn to Negotiate – Allie Irwin Interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, October 5

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From kitchens to Christmas I’m covering organizing tips that can help make both the holidays and every day easier and better for moms. We’ll look at a couple ways to organize your kitchen and to deal with electronics and their cord clutter. But before we get to work it’s time to enjoy a little treat so we’ll take a look at 2 yummy Halloween treats the kids will love to make and eat.

And Allie Irwin is joining me to discuss women and negotiation. It turns out women don’t like to negotiate and aren’t as good at it as we’d like to be. That affects our lives from the kitchen to the board room and from parenting to salary. Allie will enlighten us and show us some steps we can take to start improving out skills.

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Allie IrwinAllie Irwin, President of Engineered Conversations, is a certified body language expert, life coach and former senior project engineer for General Motors. She uses her blend of humor and hard science to teach women how to ask for what they want, earn more money and become charismatic leaders in all areas of their lives.

 

 

 

 

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Going Debt Free – Tracie Fobes, Creator of the Penny Pinchin Mom, Interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, September 28

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Two great interviews on Heart Filled Holidays radio today. First we'll hear from Tracie Fobes of PennyPinchinMom.com. Tracie's talking to us about money, saving and going debt free. Then Jude Bijou, author of Attitude Reconstruction, will share ideas on how to handle things when you're being blamed and emotions are running hot. In addition we have great Halloween advice along with an adorable baby carrier costume. And we're sharing Elf on the Shelf ideas, 10 new hijinx and a simple way to keep the Elf and get rid of the stress of creating new hijinx. We'll top it all off with a couple easy homemade gifts.

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Tracie Fobes is the owner of PennyPinchinMom.com.  In 2007, she and her husband decided to work themselves out of debt.  They eliminated more than $37,000 in debt in just 27 short months.  She shares her tips on how to make the most of your family's budget including how to get out of debt, save on your groceries and more.

When not busy saving money, she enjoys spending time with her three children, ages 6, 7 and 10, and her husband at home in Missouri.  You can visit her website, www.pennypinchinmom.com.

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Baby Carrier Popcorn Bag Halloween Costume

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The Truth About Eating Healthy While Staying Fit and Losing Weight – Darya Rose, author of Foodist, Interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, September 21

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Today kicks off with some fall fun and tips for your next tailgate party. Whether you're a newbie or a seasoned veteran, I have tips to make your party easier. After these quick tips we'll be chatting with Darya Rose, creator of the Summer Tomato blog and author of Foodist: Using Real Food and Real Science to Lose Weight Without Dieting. Darya is joining us to share the truth about food and what nutrition science tells us about staying healthy and losing weight. We'll find out the easiest way to get to and maintain a healthy weight. And in Christmas Corner I'll highlight some non-traditional holiday decorations as well as telling you how you can make edible platters for your holiday foods.

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Darya Rose, author of Foodist and creator of Summer Tomato blogDarya Rose is a popular writer and world renowned expert in health and weight loss. She is the author of the 2013 book Foodist: Using Real Food and Real Science to Lose Weight Without Dieting, and creator of the award-winning blog, Summer Tomato, which TIME Magazine named one of the 50 Best Websites.

She received her doctorate in neuroscience from UCSF, and has a bachelors degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley. Darya's unique, brain-based approach to food, health and weight loss teaches not just what healthy eating looks like, but how to actually change your behaviors so you can stop wishing for and actually make meaningful progress toward healthier living.

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Making Edible Peppermint Platters

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A Fresh Look at Paying for College – Jocelyn Paonita Pearson Interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, September 14

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Today's show has great tips for saving money, from small savings on your vehicle costs to huge savings on college costs. But before diving into all the chat about money we'll look at one of the top issues marriages face and share thoughts on how to nip that problem in the bud. Once we have our marriage on track we'll talk about money. I'll interview Jocelyn Paonita Pearson about college costs. Jocelyn will give parents a fresh look at how to pay for college including busting some myths about scholarships. And, in Christmas Corner, we'll share tips for saving money on your vehicle so you can use the extra funds to help cover Christmas expenses.

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Jocelyn Paonita Pearson is a recent graduate of the USC and author of The Scholarship System: 6 Simple Steps on How to Win Scholarships and Secure Financial Aid. She also recently founded The Scholarship School, an online course for students and families to go through the scholarship process. Having left school with absolutely NO DEBT, she is on a mission to help families have a similar experience by using scholarships to reduce or completely eliminate their college bills. When she is not championing students and families through the scholarship process, she spends time with her husband, Donny, and their dog.

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Helping Girls Navigate Friendship without the Drama – Annie Fox interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, September 7

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On today's show we're sharing life hacks including 6 kitchen hacks to save you time, money and stress. And in Christmas Corner we're sharing geeky and quirky gift ideas.

Our guest today is Annie Fox. Annie is an internationally respected parenting expert, trusted online adviser for tweens and teens and the author of The Girls' Q&A Book on Friendship. She's joining us today to share some insights and tips on helping our kids navigate their friendships without all the drama.

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Annie Fox

Annie Fox, M.Ed. is an internationally respected parenting expert, trusted online adviser for tweens and teens, blogger and podcaster. Her award-winning books include: The Girls' Q&A Book on Friendship: 50 Ways to Fix a Friendship Without the Drama, and her parenting book Teaching Kids to Be Good People.

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Dealing with a Difficult Ex – Sandra Beck interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, August 31

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This week we're sharing some apps to help make the school year easier, simple trick for busy moms to keep the laundry under control and in Christmas Corner we're talking about traditions and caroling parties.

Our guest today is Sandra Beck. Sandra is a mom and business owner who went through a bad divorce. She and her ex still have issues but she's found some great coping strategies that she is generously sharing with us today.

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Sandra Beck photoEmpowerment, this is the through line through all of Sandra Beck's work. Whether she is coaching a company owner to a million dollar commission goal, training a stay at home mom to perform SEO on web sites or speaking to a group of women who are in recovery, her message is about what is possible and how to create the circumstances of your choosing.

Sandra Beck is the president of Motherhood Incorporated. As an Author, Coach, Speaker, Radio Host, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, Sandra Beck is as successful as she is busy. The single mother of two young boys has created a virtual empire of successful companies entirely staffed, managed and implemented using a host of virtual assistants and on-line resources. She is also the author of a wildly successful blog.

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Back-to-School Apps: (check your Apple or Google store - links below are for websites)

    Flash Cards Deluxe
    BrainScape
    DuoLingo
    RealCalc
    Khan Academy
    Here Comes the Bus

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Simplicity and Organization – Beth Bracaglia, owner of Simply Organized, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, August 24

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Today's show is all about simplicity. We're kicking things off with ideas for Simple Birthday Parties, Simple Chores, Simple Cleaning and Simple Relaxation. Then we have a blast from the past. Beth Bracaglia, owner of Simply Organized, is sharing her top 10 ways for getting organized. We'll wrap up in Christmas Corner with Simple Hostess Gifts. Selecting a great hostess gift can be a challenge but I'll share some ideas that will be unique and fun too.

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Beth Bracaglia is a Baltimore/DC based Professional Organizer and Chief Organizing Officer of Simply Organized. Beth has a Bachelors of Science degree from Clemson University in Management and Industrial/Organizational Psychology and is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO). She has over 15 years of experience helping her clients to organize their homes and offices. Beth firmly believes that for every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.

 

 

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Exercise, Bullying and Back to School – Dr. Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D. child and educational Psychologist, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, August 17

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We are covering some very exciting topics today including bullying, how your child can be their own best friend, exercise for the exercise averse, atypical back-to-school advice and lots of ideas for Christmas presents that you can either make or buy.

We have a return visit from Dr. Charlotte Reznick. Dr. Reznick helps children to be okay no matter what is going on in their lives. She says, "The challenges of growing up in today's rapidly changing society are enormous. Children need to be equipped with skills for survival and growth that were never before imagined. I focus on teaching children and adolescents self-healing and self-control techniques that will empower them to realize their potential throughout their lifetime." Today she'll talk about how your child can be their own best friend as well talking a bit about bullying.

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Charlotte Reznick, PHD, is an internationally recognized child educational psychologist, an associate clinical professor of psychology at UCLA, and a compelling speaker and media personality who has inspired parents, professionals, educators, and psychologists throughout the world with her original therapeutic approach to helping children and adolescents heal themselves. She is author of The Power of Your Child's Imagination: How to Transform Stress and Anxiety into Joy and Success

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The Power of Pets to Create Compassionate Kids – Diane Rose-Solomon, author of J.J. the American Street Dog, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, August 10

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Today we’re talking about kids and dogs, compassion, organization and decorating as well as a fun and easy homemade Christmas gift.

We’ll kick off with a look at enjoying a staycation along with tips for using some organizational inspiration when decorating your home. Then Diane Rose-Solomon will join us to chat about people, pets, compassion and the human-animal bond as well as sharing tips and advice for pet ownership – including knowing when you shouldn’t get a pet! Then we’ll head on over to Christmas Corner where I’m sharing the stories about homemade and experiential Christmas gifts our family has received.

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After rescuing a puppy 19 years ago, Diane Rose-Solomon became increasingly involved in animal rescue and education and served for years on the board of a small grass roots animal rescue and aid organization. She became a Certified Humane Education Specialist through Humane Society University then wrote a children's picture book series.  Her goal is to educate children and adults about how compassion extends to all beings, human and animal. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two children and two rescued dogs.

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Inspiration for Great Home Entertaining – Chris Nease, creator of the Celebrations at Home blog, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, August 3

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Back to school, off to college, saving money, having fun, great parties and 3 things you can do now to reduce holiday stress, all on today's Heart Filled Holidays radio show! 

Today's guest is talking fun and entertaining! We have Chris Nease, creator of the Celebrations at Home blog, joining us to share ideas and inspirations for home entertaining. She has some great ideas for parties along with tips for making them easy to host.

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CHRIS NEASE is the creative director of Celebrations At Home. Chris shares her expertise on the blog and also through freelance contributions. She has been featured in Celebrate magazineWoman's World, Cottages & Bungalows, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, Ocala Style, HGTV.com, and she authored a chapter on holiday party planning in the book Clutterbugs Guide to an Organized Christmas.  Chris also volunteers her time to Operation Shower, a non-profit organization providing group baby showers to wives of our deployed service men.

Chris lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband, daughter {14}, and son {12}.  Her philosophy is that every celebration should include the right mix of people, and have interesting and memorable details.

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A couple fun posts from Chris' blog:

 

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Simple Solutions to Parenting Headaches – Doctor G, parenting expert and author of Get the Behavior You Want Without Being the Parent You Hate, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, July 27

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Stress is everywhere, and so are suggestions for dealing with it. There are so many ideas, how do you know what works? Today we're giving you some guidelines for determining the best stress reducing activity for you. Then we're looking at the end of summer and some simple ways to enjoy what's left of this special season and the precious time it affords your family. We'll wrap up in Christmas Corner with 1 simple way to have a better Christmas, 18 ways your family can volunteer together and 4 ways to make this holiday season safer for your pet.

In between, we're chatting with Dr. Deborah Gilboa. Simply known as Dr. G., she makes parenting easier and less stressful for parents around the world. Today she's tackling common frustrations that occur in every family; things like bickering and tattling as well as discussing resilience and why it's the most important trait you can foster in your child.

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Deborah Gilboa, MD (popularly known as Dr. G), is a go-to expert on raising and educating respectful, responsible, resilient young people. A parenting and youth development expert renowned for her contagious humor and no-nonsense prescriptions for character development and preventing risky behaviors. Dr. G is a contributor on the CBS morning show Pittsburgh Today Live, and has shared her doctor-tested, kid-approved advice with the media, seen nationally from NBC, ABC and FOX, to Parents Magazine, Your Teen Magazine to The Wall Street Journal and Today.com.

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More books by Dr. G deborah gilboa

March 23, 2015 show with Jenny Friedman of Doing Good Together - Family Volunteering and Volunteering with Young Children 

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Healthy Foods Kids Love to Eat – Liz Weiss, co-founder of Meal Makeover Moms, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays radio, July 20

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Today we're talking about guests; how to house them and entertain them. We'll kick off with a look at how to turn any room into a guest room. Then we have four entertaining hacks to make your next event easier and prettier. We'll end the show with our last installment of the DIY Christmas Wreath series where we're talking about a Grinch Christmas wreath. We'll also have gift-giving ideas for the hard-to-buy-for people on your list.

During our guest segments we'll chat with Liz Weiss of Meal Makeover Moms. Liz works with her business partner, Janice Newell Bissex, to bring you great new recipes that are easy, fun, healthy and, most important, kid tested and mother approved. Today she'll share hints and tips for easier, healthier eating that your kids will love.

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Liz Weiss, MS, RD

Liz Weiss is an award-winning broadcast journalist, speaker, blogger, and spokesperson. She is the co-author of two cookbooks, No Whine with Dinner: 150 Healthy, Kid-Tested Recipes from The Meal Makeover Moms and The Moms' Guide to Meal Makeovers: Improving the Way Your Family Eats, One Meal at a Time. Liz champions good nutrition on her website, MealMakeoverMoms.com where she shares healthy "makeover" recipes and practical mealtime advice for families.  Liz co-hosts the food and family radio podcast, Cooking with the Moms, and she's the co-creator of Meal Makeovers, a mobile recipe App filled with kid-friendly recipes and cooking videos. Liz is a columnist for Live Well Digest, a WIC publication, and in 2015, you'll find her picky eater tips in Relish magazine. She hosts the "Meal Makeovers" cooking segment for CNN Accent Health and is a sought-after cooking instructor, speaker, and consultant. She has conducted hundreds of live and taped interviews, appearing on NBC's Today Show, CNN Headline News, the Food Network, FOX News, ABC-Boston, and many more.

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The Grinch Wreath  

 

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Christmas in July – Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman and Sarah Sundin, the authors of Where Treetops Glisten, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays radio, July 13

Today we're spending the whole show talking Christmas! We'll kick off with some Christmas in July ideas that are easy and fun. I'll share suggestions for party themes (beyond the obvious theme of Christmas) along with fun food and decoration inspiration. I'll even show you how you can bring a breath of summer into your Christmas decorations.

Then we're chatting with three wonderful women; Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman and Sarah Sundin. They are all authors and amongst them they've written over 70 books and won several awards. Today they're chatting with us about their unique project, Where Treetops Glisten. This book is the compilation of three novellas, one written by each author. Each is a heartwarming story of courage and Christmas romance during World War II. It's a fun bit of historical fiction created by three interesting women who we'll get to know on today's show.

Then we're wrapping up in Christmas Corner with the next installment of our DIY Christmas Wreath series - ribbon candy wreaths.

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Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman and Sarah Sundin invite readers to turn back the clock to days gone by as they listen to Bing Crosby sing of sleigh bells in the snow and get to know the Turner family. Each of the three siblings is forging their own paths in their own love story filled with the wonder of Christmas. Hailing from the heart of America in Lafayette, Indiana, these characters will never be the same as the reality of America's involvement in World War II hits incredibly close to home.

The collaboration was unique and enjoyable for the writing trio. "We started in the brainstorming phase, throwing out character and family ideas and making them mesh," explains Sundin. "The collaboration was challenging since our stories are more tightly connected than in most novella collections, but it was a lot of fun."

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Christmas in July decorations with a summer flair

Ribbon Candy Wreath 

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Parenting Apart – Christina McGhee, divorce coach, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, July 6

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We have some great tips for you today starting out with an idea for helping your kids, and you, get a better night's sleep. Then we're chatting about rainy day fun. It used to be that a rainy day made me want to curl up in bed with a book. Once you have kids, that option goes right out the window! The good news is that there are tons of things you can do together - and you'll all have fun.

After we cover all that, we're talking to Christina McGhee. Christina is a divorce coach and the author of the highly acclaimed book, Parenting Apart, How Separated and Divorced Parents Can Raise Happy and Secure Kids. Divorce is difficult for many reasons, the least of which is parenting. Christina will share some tips and advice for heading off issues and dealing with the ones that come up as you co-parent with your ex. She'll also tell us the first thing moms need to do to care for their kids, which might just surprise you.

And then we're headed over to Christmas Corner with our next DIY Christmas wreath project. This week we have 3 DIY ideas for creating Christmas wreaths with holly berries.

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Christina McGhee, MSW is an internationally recognized divorce coach, speaker and author of the highly acclaimed book, Parenting Apart, How separated and divorced parents can raise happy and secure kids.

Christina, dubbed the "divorce coach by the UK press, gained worldwide attention for her work with three British families in the Channel 4 documentary "How to Divorce Without Screwing Up Your Kids." She has been featured on television, radio and in print around the US and abroad.

Today she spends much of her time doing outreach, promoting and speaking around the documentary SPLIT. Released in 2014, this compelling film about how divorce effects kids inspired McGhee to sign on as a subject matter expert and creative team member.

Christina is also a contributing author for the upcoming book ToughLOVE: Eighteen Top Experts Share Proven Strategies for Raising Confident, Kind, Resilient Kids (available September 2015)

Married for twenty-years, Christina and her husband live near Houston, Texas. As a stepmom and a mom of four, she has extensive on-the-job training as a chauffeur, negotiator, short-order cook, scheduler extraordinaire and finder of all things lost. You can find out more at www.divorceandchildren.com

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http://mothernatured.com/2015/02/27/50-ways-to-play-in-the-rain/

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Minimalist Living for Real Families – Joshua Becker, founder of becomingminimalist.com, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, June 29

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Entertaining is great fun but sometimes things don't go as planned. Today we have some hints and tips for sticky situations including quick tips for dealing with cake problems and ideas for getting guests to vacate your kitchen.

 

Next we'll chat with Joshua Becker, creator of becomingminimalist.com and author of Simplify and Clutter Free with Kids. About 6 years ago, Joshua and his family switched from a traditional middle class lifestyle to a minimalist lifestyle. It's something many of us think about but then we get stuck on things like, "Do I really have to get rid of my china?" or "How do I get my kids on board?" or "My spouse won't do it so I can't". Joshua will share the truth about minimalist living with a family along with a few tips for getting over the rough spots.

Then we'll wrap up in Christmas Corner with our next DIY Christmas wreath project. I'm not going to give you the details here but let's just say the wine lover in your life would love to get one of these. And, if you're not into wreaths, we have 2 other gift ideas for the wine lover on your list.

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Joshua Becker and his young family were introduced to minimalism 6 years ago during a short conversation with their neighbor. Since then, Joshua's story and writing have inspired millions around the world to find more life by owning fewer possessions. Today, based on his thoughtful and intentional approach to minimalism, he is one of the leading voices in the modern simplicity movement reaching over 1 million readers every month.

Joshua is the founder and editor of Becoming Minimalist, a website dedicated to intentional living. He is the best-selling author of Simplify and Clutterfree with Kids. His story has appeared in TIME Magazine, SUCCESS Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, the Guardian, and many others. Currently, he lives in Peoria, AZ with his wife and two young kids.

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Wine Cork and Christmas Bell Wreath 

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Warning Signs for Parents of Tweens and Teens – Judy Davis, The Direction Diva, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, June 22

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On today's show I'll start off by sharing another life lesson I learned while painting my kitchen then give you some quick tips on how to use painter's tape to make life easier - and these have nothing to do with painting. We'll wrap up the first segment with 4 ways to make your next BBQ better - just in time for the 4th of July!

Then Judy Davis, the Direction Diva is joining us to talk about a serious problem that's on the rise with today's teens and how parents are being caught off guard as their kids slide into depression, addiction and even start thinking about suicide. It's happening all over the country in homes where you would never expect it and Judy will be shedding a light on what's happening, why, and how to keep your teen off that slippery slope.

We'll wind things up in Christmas Corner with our next DIY Christmas wreath project - pinecone wreaths. And while we're at it, we'll take a peek at a few other uses for pinecones too.

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Known as The Direction Diva, Judy Davis is a sought after speaker, author, lifestyle blogger and subject matter expert on teen suicide, depression and addiction. Her parenting guide, Warning Signs: Is Your Teen at Risk, is saving lives and providing hope to families across the nation. To get help and learn more about Living Thru Crisis or to bring Judy in to speak at your next event visit: LivingThruCrisis.com or email her directly at info@livingthrucrisis.com.

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Pinecone Christmas Wreath

Bleached Pinecones

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Better Grades Happier Kids - Kimberly Kassner, founder of EmpowerMind, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, June 15

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Today kicks off with fun ideas for Father's Day gifts for Dad; a little something homemade from the kiddos (and one idea does include a tie). Then we're sharing a couple helpful hints to make your next outdoor meal a little less buggy.

In our interview, we're talking to Kimberly Kassner about learning. Kimberly has worked with a wide range of individuals, at-risk youth, struggling kids and drop outs as well as gifted students, honor students and CEOs, helping them find an easier way to learn. Kimberly has developed a learning system that plays to people's strengths, helping them master the academic game, and today we'll find out how that works.

Finally, we're wrapping things up in Christmas Corner with our next DIY Christmas wreath project - a candy cane wreath. And if you just love candy canes, then you'll be thrilled to hear about our other two candy cane inspired projects as well.

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Kimberly graduated (cum laude) from university working for a fortune 40 company, as a top performer in the country, working under 40 hours a week.  She accomplished this, while teaching the Dale Carnegie Course, by creating her own personal learning system and by mastering the corporate "game."  After 7 years, in 1991, she left the corporate arena and started her own company EmpowerMind.  She authored the book You're a Genius-and I Can Prove It!, and has had unparalleled success in memory retention and accelerated learning with hundreds of thousands of students.  She's been featured on over 100 radio and TV shows (including: WJR's Paul W. Smith, Fox Detroit, Dick Clark's TV special "America's Dream Makers," featured on San Francisco's evening news . . .) sharing her successes with top gifted students, drop-outs and everyone in between teaching them to master The Academic Game by playing to their strengths.

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Father's Day Paperweight 

Fathers' Day Goodie Bags

Candy Cane Wreath 

Fizzy Peppermint Bath Salts 

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Live Like a Millionaire – Vicky Oliver, author of How to Live Like a Millionaire Without Having to Be One, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, June 8

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Gardening, problem solving, lessons from everyday life, living rich on your current income and Christmas decorations - all on today's Heart Filled Holidays episode. We're kicking off with a chat about gardening and how you can use this everyday activity to find peace and even solve problems. We'll follow that up with a look at some things I learned about better living while I was painting my kitchen.

After that we'll chat with Vicky Oliver about her book, Live Like a Millionaire (Without Having to Be One). Vicky spent her youth attending schools for the wealthy and she studied more than her text books - she learned how to live like the rich without spending oodles of money. Today she'll share here secrets with us.

And in Christmas Corner we're continuing our DIY Christmas wreath series with a look at a snowman wreath. I love that this wreath can span the entire winter with a few quick fashion changes.

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Vicky Oliver is a leading career development expert and the multi-best-selling author of 5 books including her newest, Live Like a Millionaire (Without Having to be One). She is a sought-after speaker and seminar presenter and a popular media source, having made over 700 appearances in broadcast, print, and online outlets.

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Snowman Wreath http://www.sweetlittlebluebird.com/2013/01/tried-true-tuesday-diy-versatile.html

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Kids and Stress Relief – Dr. Charlotte Reznick, author of The Power of Your Imagination, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, June 1

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We're kicking off today with a look at gardening. This is one of those activities that seems to belong to certain groups of people, gardeners, but it can actually bring huge benefits to all of us. So today we'll take a look at how gardening can be used to bring you closer to your kids. Along with gardening, we'll be talking about diets but not for you, for your house.

Then we're chatting with Dr. Charlotte Reznick about kids and stress. Stress in children and teens is on the rise. As parents, there are things we can do to not just lessen our children's stress, but teach them skills that will let them handle their stress. It's a bit like the adage about giving a man a fish and teaching him to fish. In this case, as a parent, you may be able to make your child's stress go away, but if you give them Dr. Reznick's tools they'll be able to handle stress throughout their life.

And we'll wrap up in Christmas Corner where we're continuing our new series about Christmas wreaths with two ways to make a ribbon wreath.

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Charlotte Reznick, PHD, is an internationally recognized child psychologist, a former associate clinical professor of psychology at UCLA, and a compelling speaker and media personality who has inspired parents, professionals, educators, and psychologists throughout the world with her original therapeutic approach to helping children and adolescents heal themselves. She is author of The Power of Your Child's Imagination: How to Transform Stress and Anxiety into Joy and Success

As a licensed educational psychologist, she has maintained a successful private practice in Los Angeles serving children and adolescents for over 20 years. She is best known for the positive coping skills program she developed, called Imagery for KidsTM.

 Dr. Reznick is a dynamic speaker who has shared her techniques with audiences throughout the world, including parents, psychologists and health practitioners, teacher groups, and other professionals. She is passionate about teaching adults how to use imagery to help kids tap into their own tremendous inner resources and develop emotional skills necessary for a happy, successful life. Dr. Reznick has been a guest on NPR, NBC News, and Lifetime, and has been quoted and featured in a wide variety of print and online publications, including USA Today, The Charlotte Observer, Nick Jr., MSNBC.com, DrKoop.com, iVillage, and Forbes.com, to name a few.

She maintains a lively website (www.imageryforkids.com) with articles she has written and resources for parents and professionals who work with children and teens. Aditionally, she blogs for Psychology Today and the Huffington Post.

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More tools from Dr. Reznick

Video tutorial on making ribbon wreaths

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Traditions, Memories and Happiness – Sandy Fowler, interviewer, radio host and personal consultant, shares ideas and tips for creating more joy on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, May 25

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Today is Memorial Day and what better time to look at memories than that? This holiday is all about remembering and appreciating those who've served our country and those we love. This week's show will take it all a step further and look at interesting and creative ways to use memories to enjoy our holidays more and to add more meaning to our lives.

We'll be spending the full hour together, just you and me on the air for a full hour of insights, ideas and suggestions. We'll talk about traditions, gifts, loved ones and more. If you're going to be celebrating and you aren't able to join me live then be sure to grab the podcast.

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio show. Sandy Fowler interviews experts and shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives. From Christmas Day to Every Day, moms will get tips, strategies and inspiration to make family life just what they want. Live radio shows air at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on http://www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows on the Heart Filled Holidays Radio page and on iTunes.

 

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Present Parenting – Susan Stiffelman, author of Parenting with Presence, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, May 18

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This week we're tackling paper clutter. We've all heard people talk about technology advancement, virtual homework and paperless societies. But it seems all this technology has just made it easier to generate paper and it all lands on our kitchen counters. We'll expand on last week's tip for reducing clutter and look at a simple plan for handling incoming paper. After we control our clutter I'll share a couple tips for planning better graduation parties.

Then we're getting some insights on parenting from a completely different perspective - personal growth. We're interviewing Susan Stiffelman, author of Parenting with Presence, about parenting and the amazing journey it can take us on to find greater peace, joy and personal development. Susan says that even though most parents subscribe to the notion that inner growth happens as a result of daily meditation, mindfulness retreats, and inspiration from wise luminaries, it is actually their children who can be their greatest teachers. We'll find out what brought her to this conclusion and how we can harness these ideas to have a more peaceful and joyful household.

In Christmas Corner we'll continue our crafty Christmas series on DIY Christmas wreaths including a simple design that can be used to compliment any theme from chic to country.

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Susan Stiffelman, mft is the bestselling author of Parenting with Presence and Parenting without Power Struggles. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a credentialed teacher, and the Huffington Post's weekly "Parent Coach" advice columnist. She lives in Malibu, California where she is an aspiring banjo player, a determined tap-dancer, and an optimistic gardener. Visit her online at http://www.ParentingwithPresence.com

Marriage and family therapist  Susan Stiffelman says that even though most parents subscribe to the belief that inner growth happens as a result of daily meditation, mindfulness retreats, and/or inspiration from wise luminaries, it is actually their children who can be their greatest teachers. 

In Parenting with Presence, she invites parents to embark on a journey of bringing greater peace, joy, and personal transformation into their day-to-day parenting. Her book offers proven strategies to help parents navigate the ups and downs of real-life child rearing with more consciousness, and to learn how to subdue the triggers that make them lose (or temporarily misplace) their equanimity.

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Green Entertaining and Graduation - Gina Murphy-Darling, a.k.a. Mrs. Green, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, May 11

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Today we're talking entertaining! With graduation season knocking on your door you're likely to need to give the graduate a gift. Whether you're looking for practical, sentimental or a different way of giving cash we've got you covered with these great gift ideas for the graduate in your life.

Then we're moving on to talk about the parties you host. It's fun to plot and plan and decorate and Gina Murphy-Darling, a.k.a. Mrs. Green, is here to give you some new ideas and slight twists on traditional plans. Gina's ideas are fabulous, fun and green. And the best part is that her ideas can save you time and money even as they add to the ambiance of your event.

We'll wrap up with our Christmas Corner segment where we'll kick off a new series about DIY Christmas Wreaths. Today's wreath actually has a second component that's perfect for a kid craft and a great way to play together during school breaks and summer vacation.

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Gina Murphy-Darling is an energetic gal who has many accomplishments, including building a multi-million dollar counseling busines, co-founding a non-profit company providing StrengthBuilding® training and coaching, and hosting her own radio show, Mrs. Green's World which streams every Saturday from Noon to 1 PM (AZ time) at MrsGreensWorld.com.

Gina's passion for preserving the planet and morphing into Mrs. Green has been a slow, progressive awakening. After attending a conference about the Amazon rainforests in March of 2007, Gina's awareness began to turn into a passion when she heard one of the keynote speakers talk about why the preservation of the rainforest should matter to everyone. Her love of Tucson and the planet, her love of children and her commitment to educating "mainstream" people like herself about the confusing "green issue" motivated her to start her talk radio show, Mrs. Green's World.

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DIY Christmas wreath and paper mache ornaments 

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Having Fun with Your Kids – Erin Kurt, co-author of The Yummy Adventures of Celia and Cedric, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, May 4

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Today on Heart Filled Holidays we're talking about Having Fun with Your Kids. We'll kick things off with a different take on spring cleaning. Usually when you think about spring cleaning you think about clearing out the dust bunnies or organizing your closets. Well, there's another item you can spring clean that will actually help you find more time to do the things that matter most - and that's what we'll be talking about today.

Then we're chatting with Erin Kurt. Erin is part of a Mother-Daughter team that created a new children's book series - The Yummy Adventures of Celia and Cedric. We'll find out what inspired this mother-daughter team to do this project and what it was like working together as well as getting some tips for spending enjoyable time with your kids.

And finally we're wrapping things up in Christmas Corner with some green giftwrap ideas that can save you time while creating stunning and uniques packages.

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Erin Kurt is the co-author of a new series of children's books, The Yummy Adventures of Celia & Cedric. She and her mother, Laara Exsnar, joined forces to create fun adventure stories that entertain kids and bring families together.

Laara is a retired school teacher who is now a nutritionist. Erin is a former school teacher and mother of two young children. They share a passion for families, health and yummy food so they've brought all their expertise together to create this Read and Bake series they hope will bring families together for hours of fun.

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Our favorite Celia and Cedric books:

All of the yummy adventures of celia and cedric

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Garage Sale Gold – Barb Tobias, the Thrift Talk Diva, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, April 27

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Living with family is such a mixed bag - fun, love and excitement mixed in with a good dose of frustration. We're kicking things off with a simple strategy that can save you some of that frustration. And, as a bonus, it can save you time and make getting the family dinner on the table a little easier. After that good news we'll look at kid crafts that are perfect for Mother's Day gifts.

Then we're talking to Barb Tobias, the Thrift Talk Diva. Barb has a fun and fabulous perspective on using thrift to live large and have fun. She'll be sharing tips for finding the best garage sales and getting the best deals along with ideas for turning trash into treasure.

And finally we're wrapping things up in Christmas Corner with simple ideas for homemade gifts, even if you feel like you don't have enough talent to make anything..

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Barb Tobias, America's Thrift Talk Diva, has spent a lifetime transforming trash into treasure. She is a master at creating stunning interiors, dressing clients like supermodels and turning the forgotten into the unforgettable-for a fraction of the cost.

Barb is a professional speaker, an inspiring coach, and the mistress of thrifty business. Her book, Tossed and Found, takes the reader on a journey of personal transformation. Walk with this inventive Diva as she shares the secret to purchasing, purging and profiting from thrift.

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Verses for Mother's Day:

http://www.dltk-holidays.com/dad/mhandprintalt.html
http://www.homemade-gifts-made-easy.com/short-mothers-day-poems.html
http://www.imag-e-nation.com/pages/Mothers-Day-Verses-Poems-Quotes.html

Mosaic Vase http://www.bhg.com/holidays/mothers-day/crafts/mothers-day-crafts-for-kids/#page=10  

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio show. Sandy Fowler interviews experts and shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives. From Christmas Day to Every Day, moms will get tips, strategies and inspiration to make family life just what they want. Live radio shows air at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on http://www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows on the Heart Filled Holidays Radio page and on iTunes.

 

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Financially Savvy - Susan Schell interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, April 20

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Mother's Day is around the corner and that means gifts for grandmas, moms, friends and other special women. Whether you're sentimental, practical or too busy to shop we have ideas for you.  

It's that time of year when teens are graduating high school and heading off to college and young adults are graduating college and heading out on their own. One thing they'll all need to do is handle their finances. Finances can be tough to teach; it might feel overwhelming to your child, you may not know where to start or you may not feel that you know enough to be the teacher. Susan Schell has taken care of that for you. Susan is a certified financial planner and she's joining us today to give us the inside scoop on shoring up your child's finances as they move into the world as adults.

Then, in Christmas Corner, we're talking about family fun and family vacations. Summer is right around the corner and that's when families are itching to get out of town. Whether you're planning a day trip, a weekend getaway or a full family vacation, if you're looking for a little Christmas fun we have some towns that will deliver. Plus we're sharing a homemade gift idea that's perfect for ladies of all ages from tweens to grandmas. You can make this pretty craft and put a smile on a special lady's face.

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As author and speaker and creator of The Financially Savvy Graduate, Susan knows the importance of creating a strong financial foundation, and she effectively engages young people in the subject of money and finances.  She is passionate about helping them to develop positive, lifelong financial habits and gives colleges and universities an edge by providing training in this critical life skill.  Students comment that the In The Money:  20 Savvy Financial Moves to Help You Get on Track, Stay on Track and Build for the Future After Graduation activity book used in the workshop is a wonderful tool for keeping all the information in one place, serving as a reminder to keep them on track.

Susan attributes her passion for sharing information through speaking to her 12-year membership in Toastmasters International, the world-wide public speaking organization.   She has spoken for organizations such as Skidmore College, Schenectady County Community College, Siena College, the Capital Region EAP, Powerful Women International, and various women's professional groups, to name a few.  She was asked to appear on the Real Conversations television show to give her perspective on the unfolding financial crisis in 2008 and again in 2013 to join a conversation about being frugal. 

She is a graduate of Hartwick College and received her Master of Science degree from Russell Sage College.  She studied financial planning through the College for Financial Planning and has held the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM designation since 2001.

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How to make a candle jar decorative holder http://www.dwellbeautiful.com/candle-jar-craft-cotton-ball-holder/

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Family Harmony - Claudette Chenevert, The Stepmom Coach, is interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, April 13

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This week's show has you primed and ready for family time! Kicking things off, we have some thoughts on Mother's Day. Mother's Day can be an awkward holiday since the people who typically plan and organize holidays and family activities are the ones who are meant to be honored. We'll talk about ways to avoid the awkwardness of the holiday and how to have the Mother's Day you really want. And we didn't forget about all the single moms our there! We have tips for you so you can celebrate and have the day you dream of.

Then we're chatting with Claudette Chenevert, the Stepmom Coach. Claudette will be sharing her expertise for creating a happy and harmonious step family. Hear Claudette's story and how she found her happy ending. Then learn about one simple technique that can get your step family pulling together, creating a happy and successful family.

Lastly, in Christmas Corner, we have tips for better photos. Let's face it, photos are the cornerstone of our memorabilia and you'd love to have some great pictures to look at as you reminisce about old times and family functions. While you can still enjoy the memories no matter what the photos look like, it's more fun when Timmy's head isn't cut off and Suzy isn't fuzzy or a shiny blur. And if you can capture the feeling of the moment, that's nirvana.

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Claudette Chenevert, AKA The Stepmom Coach, works with women who find themselves in a serious relationship or married to a man who has kids from his previous relationship and she's asking herself "What's my role in all of this? What do I do when his kids comes over. Issues around discipline, the exes?

Through coaching and online courses, Claudette helps these women understand and work out what their new role is in the family, create a strong and harmonious relationship with the kids and her husband as well as taking care of her personal needs and wants.

Claudette is a Master Certified Stepfamily Coach and a trained Result Coaching System Coach. She's been a stepmom for 25 years, enjoy a great relationship with her son and daughter-in-law, her two stepdaugthers and their husbands as well as her six grandchildren.

She's  very active on Facebook and Google+ as well as Twitter. To find out more about Claudette, visit her website at www.stepmomcoach.com

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Simple Living for Real Families – Andrea Dekker interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, April 6

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Water, it's everywhere and we are constantly hearing about how we need to drink 8 glasses a day to maintain good health. You probably understand that in your head, but your heart just isn't in it. Today I'm sharing 5 motivating reasons to drink water, reasons that will make you want to grab a glass right now. Then I'm sharing the details of my last vacation; not to brag, but to show you how going against the grain can really make you happy.

Then we're talking about simple living for real families. There's a lot of hype out there about simple living but, for the average family, a lot of what you hear can feel daunting. Today, Andrea Dekker is joining us to share the real scoop about simple living. She's a wife, mom and full time blogger working from home who believes in keeping things real. She'll be sharing ideas with us for making life easier for your family through simple living strategies, strategies that work for real families.

And finally we're wrapping things up in Christmas Corner with a chat about that annual family Christmas photo. I'm sharing ideas for breathing new life into your same old routine as well as tips for taking better family photos.

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Andrea Dekker:

Wife to Dave.
Momma to Nora and Simon.Lover of all things "white".List maker.
Meal planner.
Diaper changer.
Farmhouse renovator.
Closet organizer.
Life simplifier.

I'm the simple living enthusiast behind the Andrea Dekker blog, business, and brand

If I could describe myself in one word, I would choose "REAL". 

People who know me a little better might say "blunt" or "candid" - but I prefer "real":)

What you see is what you get with me. I don't sugar-coat things, I say it like it is, I present the facts in the simplest way possible, and I don't waste time "beating around the bush". So yes, I might be blunt or candid at times, but I say what I think and I'm always true to my beliefs.

Sometimes this gets me in trouble... but for the most part, I consider it an asset. My friends and family always know they can count on me to give them a REAL, honest answer - even if it might sting a bit and even if it's not what they want to hear.

I try to bring that "realness" to AndreaDekker.com as much as possible. 

My house, my family, and my life are far from perfect, but that's OK - I'll share them with you anyway; the exciting, the exhausting, the emotional, the exceptional and the every-day.

It's all here and more.

My hope is that AndreaDekker.com will be a resource to motivate, encourage, and inspire YOU to make positive changes in your home, your family, and your life. So grab a comfy chair and a cup of coffee... I'd love to have you stick around for a while!

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio show. Sandy Fowler interviews experts and shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives. From Christmas Day to Every Day, moms will get tips, strategies and inspiration to make family life just what they want. Live radio shows air at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on http://www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows on the Heart Filled Holidays Radio page and on iTunes.

 

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Handling the Stress when Life Doesn’t Go According to Plan – Christine Hassler, author of Expectation Hangover, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, March 30

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Easter, expectations, crafts and Christmas on today's Heart Filled Holidays radio show. With Easter right around the corner you may be looking for new ideas for the kids Easter baskets. And what if you're trying to reduce the Easter candy intake? Or create candy-free Easter baskets? No worries! Sandy Fowler will share great ideas for fun and treats that satisfy kids of all ages (and their busy moms too!)

Life doesn't always go the way you expect. Sometimes it's the little things; maybe the gift you bought was a bust or the kids kept bickering all through your family vacation, and sometimes it's the really big things like realizing you're on the wrong path in your life. Regardless of the circumstance, or how long it's been going on, when life doesn't meet your expectations things can feel bad - really bad. Christine Hassler has named that phenomenon; she calls it an expectation hangover. Today she'll join us to talk about those expectation hangovers, discussing causes, cures and ways to find peace again.

We'll wrap things up with some fun, crafty ideas in Christmas Corner. Whether you want to keep the kids occupied during a school break, have some fun on a family night or reduce your holiday stress, we have an idea for you but I can't tell you now - it's a surprise.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

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Christine Hassler is the author of Expectation HangoverThe 20 Something Manifesto, and 20 Something, 20 Everything. She left her successful job as a Hollywood agent to pursue a life she could be passionate about. For over a decade, as a speaker, retreat facilitator, and life coach, she has been sharing her passion to ease suffering. Christine believes once we get out of our own way, we can show up to make the meaningful impact we are here to make. Visit her online at www.christinehassler.com.

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio show. Sandy Fowler interviews experts and shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives. From Christmas Day to Every Day, moms will get tips, strategies and inspiration to make family life just what they want. Live radio shows air at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on http://www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows on the Heart Filled Holidays Radio page and on iTunes.

 

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Doing Good Together, Family Volunteering - Jenny Friedman of Doing Good Together interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, March 23

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Happiness is all over the media these days and moms are trying to figure out how to live well and be happy. Today we're learning a lesson from beavers. Find out how these little critters can help moms be happier. Then take a look at ideas for filling those Easter baskets! We have tips for filling Easter baskets for older kids and you'll hear some candy-free basket ideas to help you create fun without the sugar.

Then we're chatting with Jenny Friedman from Doing Good TogetherTM. She's joining us to explore fun and simple ways for families to volunteer together. Doing Good Together empowers parents to raise children who care about others and contribute to society. One of the ways they do this is by sharing ideas for family volunteering which include children of all ages. Jenny will share some of these ideas with you as well as giving you tips for making the most of your volunteer experience.  

And in Christmas Corner we're talking about homemade gifts for dads. Dads can be tough to buy for and receiving a homemade gift can melt their heart faster than an ice cube on a sidewalk in August. You'll discover two cute and creative ways to show dad you care.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

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Jenny Friedman, Ph.D., is founder and executive director of Doing Good TogetherTM (DGTTM), a Minneapolis-based non-profit organization that empowers families to raise children who care and contribute. After receiving her bachelor's degree from Carleton College and doctorate from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., she worked as a teacher and clinician. She has written more than 100 articles on issues of parenting, child development and education for local and national magazines, including American Baby, Parenting and Parents. She wrote The Busy Family's Guide to Volunteering, a comprehensive resource describing hundreds of volunteer projects for families, published by Robins Lane Press in 2003. She coauthored Doing Good Together:101 Easy, Meaningful Service Projects for Families, Schools and Communities (Free Spirit Publishing, 2010), a compendium of family-friendly service activities that can be done on-site at schools, workplaces and congregations. As executive director of DGT, Friedman consults with organizations to develop family volunteer programs; conducts workshops; presents at conferences; writes the monthly newsletter and articles on family service; provides interviews to the media; and writes various publications. She is also involved in launching new initiatives, creating family service materials, developing new relationships, and finding ways to deepen the impact of kindness and service on a local and national level.

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Family Volunteering http://www.doinggoodtogether.org/family-volunteering-local/

Big Hearted Families Program http://www.doinggoodtogether.org/bigheartedfamilies/

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio show. Sandy Fowler interviews experts and shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives. From Christmas Day to Every Day, moms will get tips, strategies and inspiration to make family life just what they want. Live radio shows air at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on http://www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows on the Heart Filled Holidays Radio page and on iTunes.

 

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PTSD Facts and Fiction – Michele Rosenthal, author of Your Life After Trauma, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, March 16

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Today we are focusing on the family, logistically, emotionally and creatively. We'll kick off with a look at organizing your family from mail to schedules to chores as we talk about the Family Command Center which I think is more appropriately called a Family Hub. I'll also share a few ideas for fun and games for St. Patrick's day so you can enjoy a little fun with your favorite people.

You'll get to hear from Michele Rosenthal today. Michele is the author of Your Life After Trauma: Powerful Practices to Reclaim Your Identity.  Michele will open our eyes to the truth of PTSD and how it may be affecting people close to us. She'll show us where PTSD really comes from and how it affects people every day and give us ideas and hope for recovery. It's not just something that happens to soldiers and victims of violent crime. It can happen in everyday life and Michele will show us how to identify it and handle it.

And in Christmas Corner we're having some fun! We've done a lot of work lately on planning and organizing a debt-free holiday so today we're moving on to some lighter topics - decorations and bows. We'll look at some fun and easy decorations you can make for your home. They are pretty, sophisticated and whimsical but easy enough that the kids can help create them. Then we'll learn how to make a bow. I always see these fabulous wire bows on wreathes, walls and even presents and, after today, you and I will both know how to make them.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

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Michele Rosenthal is an award-winning PTSD blogger, award-nominated author, founder of HealMyPTSD.com, post-trauma coach, host of Changing Direction radio and author of Your Life After Trauma: Powerful Practices to Reclaim Your Identity. She is also a trauma survivor who struggled with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for over twenty-five years before launching a successful "healing rampage." Michele has been 100% free of PTSD symptoms for several years.

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Homemade Play Dough - www.the36thavenue.com/kool-aid-playdough-recipe/

How to Tie a Ribbon Bow - www.diyready.com/how-to-tie-a-bow-with-ribbon/#

Ribbon Tree Ornaments - www.firefliesandmudpies.com/2013/12/14/scrap-ribbon-tree-ornaments

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio show. Sandy Fowler interviews experts and shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives. From Christmas Day to Every Day, moms will get tips, strategies and inspiration to make it just what they want. Live radio shows air at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows on the Heart Filled Holidays Radio page and on iTunes.

 

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Holidays by Design - Mark Hundley, author of Awaken to Good Mourning, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, March 9

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This week we have some fun and romance in store. We're coming up with some Girls' Night Out and Girls' Night In ideas to bust those winter blues and beat your cabin fever. Then we're talking about romantic getaways. Let's face it, family life can take a toll on the romantic relationship in your life. Let's infuse a little fun back into your marriage.

Then we have Mark Hundley joining us to talk about holidays and how you can use them to live more fully. Mark is an expert on grief and grieving and he'll share some fabulous ideas for using holidays to bring more meaning into our lives as well as talking about the role celebrations can play in helping a family through the difficult time of someone dying.

And in Christmas Corner we're wrapping up our Debt-Free Holiday series with some final words on creating income for your family. We've covered everything from planning the perfect holiday to budgeting, saving and now making money. After we wrap that up we'll take a look at a homemade gift idea that's perfect for kids of all ages.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

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Mark Hundley has worked with children, youth and families since 1971 - devoting 13 years to youth and family ministry; another 10 years to service in public education as a teacher and high school counselor; and the remaining time as a therapist, consultant, speaker and author.

He earned his B.A. in Sociology from Hardin-Simmons University; his Master's in Counseling from the University of North Texas; and has pursued doctoral studies in Educational Administration.

Mark is a Life Transition Specialist with a specific expertise in the field of grief. He works with individuals, families and corporate bodies to create and implement strategies for powerful living despite obstacles faced.

He is the author of Awaken to Good Mourning - a personal guide through the journey of grief - available in print, Kindle and audio versions.  He is a co-founder of the Journey of Hope Grief Support Center in Plano, TX, a non-profit agency that provides free group grief support to children, adolescents and their parents or adult caregivers as they learn to mourn the death or impending death of a loved one.

He is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, co-founder/co-owner of McKinney Counseling Services and routinely speaks to various professional and community audiences. He and his wife Vanessa have three grown children together and enjoy the company of three grandsons.

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Start your own business - blog post on Small Business Bonfire

Make a chair pocket from an apron

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio show. Sandy Fowler interviews experts and shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives. From Christmas Day to Every Day, moms will get tips, strategies and inspiration to make it just what they want. Live radio shows air at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows on the Heart Filled Holidays Radio page and on iTunes.

 

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A Dad’s Perspective – Al Ferguson, creator of The Dad Network, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, March 2

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This week we're talking about siblings. Every family experiences the joy and frustration involved with living with children who don't always get along. I'll share our experience as well as a few tips from the experts on how to help your kids forge strong sibling bonds.

Then we'll be moving on to an interview that I'm really excited about. Today's guest is Al Ferguson, creator of The Dad Network, and he'll be giving us a peek inside the world of dads. Parenthood is a wonderful, amazing, crazy and stressful time. It's a time when adults are reduced to laughter and tears on a regular basis. But moms and dads see things differently, do things differently and don't always communicate well. Today we'll find out what dads are really thinking and what they wish moms knew.

And in Christmas Corner we're continuing our Debt-Free Holiday series. Today we're looking at two ways to have more money in your home. Along the way you'll be thinking about what you really want for your family and making sure you're putting your money where your heart is.

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Al Ferguson is 26 and lives in Kent in the UK. He is married to the gorgeous (and hot mum) Jen and now has a brand new baby boy called Ted. Al runs a blog called The Dad Network, showing a dad's perspective on parenting & mens lifestyle. 

The Dad Network blog aims to promote and encourage the role of dads within family life; right from the moment you see the blue line on the pregnancy test, through the life changing experience of labour and right into full blown parenthood. The Dad Network aims to share information, provide light humour and tell stories, all to promote and encourage dads to be great dads. This blog was born telling the story of a dads miscarriage, told the story of a dads pregnancy and is telling the story of a dad being a dad. Recently SportsDadHQ & GadgetDadHQ have been launched helping dads to still enjoy their interests whether it be sports, keeping fit or playing with gadgets. 

Al has also written an eBook called, New Dad Book of Secrets: Things you didn't realise you needed to know. The eBook is unique in its approach. It's filled with tiny, short chapters designed to be picked up at any moment for a quick blast of comfort, encouragement, humour and a little touch of wisdom thrown in for good measure. It's cleverly written bitesize chunks of real-life scenarios are poignantly aimed at the new or expectant dad. It pinpoints key principles of dad-hood and refine them down to unforgettable sound bites of wisdom that can be called upon instantly to inform a critical decision. And, as we all know, being a dad is full of critical decisions!

Double BAFTA award winning director and dad, Declan Lowney describes the book like this, "...hands-on, Dad oriented advice - that's what you'll really need, and the New Dad Book Of Secrets manages to give you all of that and more in bite size chunks...an easy to use book of tips and reminders to help you get through one of the most exciting and terrifying times of your life, Fatherhood. With this book by your side, you'll be better equipped to meet the challenges and triumphs of being a Dad."

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio show. Sandy Fowler interviews experts and shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives. From Christmas Day to Every Day, moms will get tips, strategies and inspiration to make family life just what they want. Live radio shows air at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on http://www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows on the Heart Filled Holidays Radio page and on iTunes.

 

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Managing Emotions - BB Crawford, creator of the Emotional Self Sufficiency workshop, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, February 23

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Today is the day we are going to save you time and energy - two things everyone wants more of! February is National Time Management month so we're taking a look at time management practices and busting 3 of the biggest myths.

Then we're taking on our emotions. BB Crawford is joining us to talk about our emotions. She'll show us what causes our stress and anxiety and why we sometimes lose control. We'll talk about what's going on and what you can do about it.

In Christmas Corner we're continuing our Debt-Free Holiday series with some more ideas for adding money to your Christmas fund. Then we'll talk travel. The holidays encompass some of the busiest travel days of the year so every little tip that makes those better gets us a little closer to some Christmas joy.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

Sponsor: RedShip, the college care package experts with items chosen by college students, for college students.
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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio broadcast. Sandy Fowler shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives.

Shows air live at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows.

BarBara, BB, Crawford is a woman of passion and purpose. She is a force to reckon with as her dynamic energy and enthusiasm is contagious.  BB's company, Emotional Self Sufficiency Training Company, specializes in Work Place Anxiety Reduction Training for companies. BB has an office on Fort Hood coaching Soldiers and families with Anxiety/Trauma Reduction Trainings. She has logged over 4000 hours of Pro Bono work on Fort Hood since February, 2012.  BB has spoken and trained with companies and organizations for over 25 years across the US, including Olympic Athletes, Killeen SWAT Team & National Chaplain Training Center at Department of the VA in DC. She is living her childhood dream to be a writer. She is putting her finishing touches on her book, writes a weekly column for a local paper and is finishing her book BB's Pasta Thoughts Against the Wall of Life! She looks forward in tossing Pasta Thoughts against your wall of life so you can live your life no longer held hostage by past experiences or worries of the future! Live your life empowered with clarity and passion.

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio show. Sandy Fowler interviews experts and shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives. From Christmas Day to Every Day, moms will get tips, strategies and inspiration to make family life just what they want. Live radio shows air at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on http://www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows on the Heart Filled Holidays Radio page and on iTunes.

 

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Parenting to and through an Empty Nest - David and Veronica James, authors of Going Gypsy, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, February 16

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This week is a time for fun and memories! Find out why Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday are about more than parties. Then discover a way to make your daily life a little easier and a little better. We're exploring a simple strategy that will kick your day off in a way that makes everything better.

Then we're chatting with David and Veronica James, the authors of Going Gypsy. Their new book gives us a little peek inside their family life with stories from years ago and a chronicle of their activities as their babies flew from the nest. They will share some parenting tips and insights on parenting young adults along with their trademark wit.

We'll wrap up with Christmas Corner as we move forward in our Debt-Free Holiday series with a discussion about where to get the money to pay for Christmas. Then we'll shift gears and talk about bringing more meaning to your holiday by bringing the Christmas spirit into the rest of the year.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio broadcast. Sandy Fowler shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives.

Shows air live at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows.

David and Veronica James chose to look at this next phase of life as a beginning instead of an ending. Rather than staying put and facing the constant reminders of empty bedrooms and backseats, a plan began to develop to sell the nest and hit the highway. But could a homebody helicopter mom learn to let go of her heartstrings and house keys all at once?

Filled with a sense of adventure and humor, Going Gypsy, is the story of a life after raising kids that is a celebration of new experiences. Pulling the ripcord on the daily grind, David and Veronica throw caution to the wind, quit their jobs, put on their vagabond shoes, and go gypsy in a beat-up old RV found on eBay.

On a journey of over ten thousand miles along the back roads of America (and a hysterical, error-infused side trip into Italy), they conquer old fears, see new sights, reestablish bonds with family and friends, and transform their relationships with their three grown children from parent-child to adult-to-adult. Most importantly, they rediscover in themselves the fun-loving youngsters who fell in love three decades prior.

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio show. Sandy Fowler interviews experts and shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives. From Christmas Day to Every Day, moms will get tips, strategies and inspiration to make family life just what they want. Live radio shows air at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on http://www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows on the Heart Filled Holidays Radio page and on iTunes.

 

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Is it Love or Lust and Finding Out How to Have Both - Dr Terri Orbuch, The Love Doctor, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, February 9

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Today we're talking about love. With Valentine's Day right around we the corner we'll be exploring ways to enjoy this special holiday. We have tips including fun games to play and a family activity that strengthens bonds and just plain makes everyone feel good!

Dr. Terri Orbuch is joining us to talk about love, lust and our relationships. You know what it's like when you first meet someone and you have a strong attraction. Dr. Orbuch will tell us how to determine whether that attraction is just lust or whether it's really love. Then she'll share tips for reigniting the fires of lust in your long term relationship. Let's face it, we want a comfortable relationship but a little spice and romance is good too.

And in our weekly trip to Christmas Corner we'll be sharing one family's story of teaching their teen and tween the power of giving and receiving. We'll also continue our Debt-Free Christmas discussion with tips for handling the holiday money.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

Sponsor: RedShip, the college care package experts with items chosen by college students, for college students.
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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio broadcast. Sandy Fowler shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives.

Shows air live at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows.

Dr. Terri Orbuch (PhD), also known as The Love Doctor®, is an author, speaker, therapist, professor at Oakland University, and research professor at University of Michigan Institute for Social Research. She is also the director of a landmark study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she has been following the same 373 couples for almost 3 decades. She is the author of five books, including, "5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great" and "Finding Love Again: 6 Simple Steps to a New and Happy Relationship." Dr. Orbuch has been featured in such publications as, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Cosmopolitan, and TIME magazine and has appeared on The Today Show, The Katie Couric Show, ESPN and CNN. She writes articles at Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and other national outlets, and her relationship segments are aired on Fox-2 Detroit Morning News. Her national public television program titled, "Secrets From The Love Doctor" has been airing since December 2013. Learn more about Dr. Orbuch at: DrTerriTheLoveDoctor.com.

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Family activities for Valentine's Day

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio show. Sandy Fowler interviews experts and shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives. From Christmas Day to Every Day, moms will get tips, strategies and inspiration to make family life just what they want. Live radio shows air at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on http://www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows on the Heart Filled Holidays Radio page and on iTunes.

 

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Organization and Habits Help Create Happiness - Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, February 2

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Today's show contains a full hour of ideas, reflection and inspiration for moms. We're kicking off the show chatting about a favorite topic - organization. I've been reading up on what the experts have to say and today we'll talk about one of their pet peeves, one that sneaks up on my home and might just hit yours as well.

Then we're moving on to a little self-improvement. With the New Year in your rear view mirror you may be wondering why that resolution failed, or maybe you're still rolling along but are getting a little weary. Resolutions are about creating change and one of the things that makes change easier is habits. Today we're checking out an article from the New York Times discussing myths we believe about habits, myths that can make it harder to create good habits.

And then it's on to our kids. One of the most dreaded questions in a family's day is when a parent asks a child, "How was school today?" Kids get stressed because they don't really know how to answer and parents get frustrated because they want more than the one-word answer they often receive. Listen in for some insights and suggestions for getting real answers out of your child so you can not only learn about their day but also gain insights into other aspects of their life.

We'll wrap up with Christmas Corner where we're continuing our Debt-Free Holiday series. Today you find out what to do with the last couple week's journaling activities and how it can help you create a better celebration. Then we're sharing a quick list of items to carry in the car as you travel in cold weather. You never know when you'll get stuck in your vehicle for a stretch and a little prior planning can make a world of difference.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio broadcast. Sandy Fowler shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives.

Shows air live at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows.

Sandy Fowler's passion is teaching you to make powerful choices.  For years she has guided people to make choices that have real impact. Her down-to-earth, practical approach to living, working, and prospering lets people find a way to create what they desire. 

She's the host of the Heart Filled Holidays radio show and the author of Beyond Eggnog and Mistletoe: Creating a Stress Free Holiday Season You'll Love where she shares her personal story of transformation in a way that teaches you how to have fun, build memories and enjoy a stress-free, meaningful holiday season.

As a wife, mother and business owner Sandy knows what it's like when our life and our holidays get out of control so, in addition to her book and podcasts of her radio show, she offers free holiday help at www.heartfilledholidays.com.

Resources:

Article on myths we believe about habits:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/10/your-money/some-facts-to-turn-your-new-years-resolutions-into-action.html

Blog post referenced during discussion on finding out about your child's day:

http://www.simplesimonandco.com/2014/08/25-ways-ask-kids-school-today-without-asking-school-today.html

Links to purchase The Slight Edge book on Amazon:

The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness (Kindle Version)

The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness (Hardcover)

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Better Living through Boundaries – Judy Davis, the Direction Diva, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, January 26

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Moms are constantly stressed and feel pulled in a million directions. It's exhausting and frustrating and it takes a toll on you and your family. The good news is that you can make it stop! Judy Davis, the Direction Diva, is joining us to talk about how we can stop the madness. She'll share her stories along with simple things we can do that will change the tide, starting today.

Before we chat with Judy we're talking Super Bowl! I'm sharing ideas for football snacks and some quick hostess tips that make any party easier.

Then, in Christmas Corner, we're continuing our Debt-Free Holiday series. Today we're continuing our work on creating the Christmas of your dreams. After we explore what we really want for Christmas, we'll take a look at some other families' traditions so you can get fresh ideas for your own celebrations.

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio broadcast. Sandy Fowler shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives.

Shows air live at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows.

     

Known as The Direction Diva, Judy Davis is a motivational speaker, lifestyle blogger, military life consultant, author of Right Side Up: Moving Through the Emotional Side of Military Life With Strength and Joy and co-creator of Living Thru Crisis: Programs that help families and communities win the battle against teen depression, suicide ideation and addiction.

Judy has been quoted, featured, and profiled in a variety of publications and interviews with Smart Money Magazine, the Dr. Laura Berman Show, Detroit Free Press, Royal Oak Tribune, US Airforce 2013 Deployment Guide and more. She is a sought after panelist, speaker and guest for radio shows and events.

Judy recently moved from Colorado Springs to Missouri where she lives with her husband and their very energetic dog. She loves to spend time with her hubby, go walking in nature, chat with friends and, whenever possible, head off to Texas to visit her children, her son-in-law and her granddaughter.

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A Simple Path to More Joy, Love and Peace - Jude Bijou, author of Attitude Reconstruction, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, January 19

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We're kicking things off with more tips and tricks for keeping kids occupied and helping you enjoy those snow days more. The best part is these ideas can be used any time you're home with the kids; rainy days, sick days, Saturdays and more. We'll also take a look at a favorite storage solution, one that keeps your home both tidy and attractive.

Jude Bijou is returning to continue our chat about her four rules of good communication. Last week Jude showed us how easily we sabotage our happiness and gave us a path to more joy, love and peace in our lives and in our homes. We covered the first two rules and Jude shared so much information and so many insights that we ended up bringing her back this week to cover the next two. If you missed last week's show (January 12, 2015) you can get it at radio.heartfilledholidays.com or download Click Here to download podcast OR Click Here to listen on iTunes

In Christmas Corner you can hear about the gift I made that has garnered me half a dozen thank you comments including two phone calls. I'd say it was a hit. And it was actually pretty easy to make once I figured out a couple small details. In addition to chatting about homemade gifts, we'll continue our debt-free Christmas series with an unexpected twist.

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio broadcast. Sandy Fowler shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives.

Shows air live at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows.

  

Jude Bijou is a licensed marriage and family therapist (MFT), an educator in Santa Barbara, CA, and multi-award winning author of Attitude Reconstruction: A Blueprint for Building a Better Life (Riviera Press, 2011).

As the daughter of a famous pioneer in the field of behavioral child psychology and applied behavior analysis, Jude's upbringing sounds like it would be pretty cool. There was just one problem: she was miserable.

Earning a BA in psychology from Reed College and a master's in psychology from Carleton University, she became a marriage and family therapist.  Success was attained, yet something was still missing. Looking eastward, she immersed herself in the world of meditation and Vedic philosophy. The result: an integrated, truly holistic approach to therapy and for living a fulfilling life.

In 1982, Jude launched a private psychotherapy practice and started working with individuals, couples, and groups. She also began teaching communication courses through Santa Barbara City College Adult Education. Jude also became a sought-after workshop and seminar leader, teaching Attitude Reconstruction to others.

The culmination of Jude's groundbreaking work can now be found in Attitude Reconstruction: A Blueprint for Building a Better Life. These simple and effective principles have impacted countless clients, seminar participants and students. And Jude promises this: if we learn to use the tools we're intrinsically born with constructively, we can truly create a life full of joy, love, and peace.

 

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Better Living through Better Communication - Jude Bijou, author of Attitude Reconstruction, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, January 12

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Winter is here and that can leave moms scrambling to deal with snow days. These are the days we dreamed about as kids but they can be a nightmare for parents when you have to find child care or occupy cooped-up kids. We'll talk about ways to handle them and even enjoy them as much as your kids.  

Then we're moving on to communication. This is a hot button topic and the key to so many things in our life. It's something we assume we should be able to do and yet may never have been taught. Jude Bijou will join us to talk about how to get better at communication so we can live more peacefully and solve our differences more easily. She'll cover her four rules of good communication and share the two-steps to resolve any difference.

In Christmas Corner we're continuing our Debt-Free Holiday Series plus I'll share the details of a homemade gift that has gotten me three phone calls thanking me for making it.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio broadcast. Sandy Fowler shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives.

Shows air live at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows.

  

Jude Bijou is a licensed marriage and family therapist (MFT), an educator in Santa Barbara, CA, and multi-award winning author of Attitude Reconstruction: A Blueprint for Building a Better Life (Riviera Press, 2011).

As the daughter of a famous pioneer in the field of behavioral child psychology and applied behavior analysis, Jude's upbringing sounds like it would be pretty cool. There was just one problem: she was miserable.

Earning a BA in psychology from Reed College and a master's in psychology from Carleton University, she became a marriage and family therapist.  Success was attained, yet something was still missing. Looking eastward, she immersed herself in the world of meditation and Vedic philosophy. The result: an integrated, truly holistic approach to therapy and for living a fulfilling life.

In 1982, Jude launched a private psychotherapy practice and started working with individuals, couples, and groups. She also began teaching communication courses through Santa Barbara City College Adult Education. Jude also became a sought-after workshop and seminar leader, teaching Attitude Reconstruction to others.

The culmination of Jude's groundbreaking work can now be found in Attitude Reconstruction: A Blueprint for Building a Better Life. These simple and effective principles have impacted countless clients, seminar participants and students. And Jude promises this: if we learn to use the tools we're intrinsically born with constructively, we can truly create a life full of joy, love, and peace.

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Dieting, Eating Disorders and New Year's Resolutions - Paula Galli, author of Weighing Love, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, January 5

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January is a time for a fresh start, with or without making New Year's Resolutions. It's a chance to add something good and uplifting to your life, to clear, sort and declutter or to shift ideas and attitudes. Personally I'm not a fan of resolutions. They seem to add a lot of pressure to my life. So, over the years I've looked for other ways to make changes. And today I'm sharing one of my simplest strategies with you. Use it instead of resolutions or to support your resolutions.

And speaking of resolutions, losing weight always tops the list. While losing weight can be good for our health, it can also run over into an eating disorder. Joining us to explore food in our life is Paula Galli, author of Weighing Love. Paula says dieting is a gateway to developing an eating disorder. Join us to find out why, how to handle weight without the danger as well as the warning signs to watch for that can alert you to someone you love developing a dangerous relationship with food or even an eating disorder.

And in Christmas Corner we're talking about the results of our 2014 Holiday Challenge. I took up the challenge and it had some surprising results. Hear about that as well as handling the financial side of Christmas, kicking off with the most important thing you need to do when dealing with the Christmas bills.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio broadcast. Sandy Fowler shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives.

Shows air live at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows.

  

Paula Galli works as a Transformational Coach, Food Therapist, Speaker and Author of the book Weighing Love. After receiving her Honours Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Toronto, Paula attained a Life Coaching Certificate and Level-One Reiki Certificate. Because she believes in the mind, body, spirit connection, to achieve optimal wellbeing, she also decided to become a Certified Nutritional Practitioner and Holistic Nutritionist. Paula feels it is not only her purpose, but requirement to help females of all ages truly fall in love with themselves, something she lacked for years. She recognizes this as preventative measure, as well as a key component in helping females stay away from ED.

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The Truth about New Year Resolutions – Beth Buelow and Lisa Giruzzi interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, December 29

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The New Year is right around the corner and it gives us another reason to celebrate. So if you're hosting a party with multiple generations be sure to tune in for five ways to bridge the gap and keep everyone entertained.

Then, as you begin to evaluate your life and shift things so it's going the direction you want you might be ready to make some New Year Resolutions. But those pesky resolutions can be so elusive. You stress over creating them then struggle through making them happen. So should you even do it? Is it worth it? Guests Beth Buelow and Lisa Giruzzi join share their wisdom for creating real change in your life.

And in Christmas Corner we have tips for cleaning up the Christmas decorations in a way that makes next year's decorating easier as well as ideas for enjoying the Christmas break.

 

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio broadcast. Sandy Fowler shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives.

Shows air live at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows.

Beth Buelow is known as The Introvert Entrepreneur to a growing tribe of thousands of followers and fans. As a certified professional coach and a skilled interviewer, writer, facilitator and speaker, she's recognized as a thought leader in the area of life and leadership coaching for introverts.

Lisa Giruzzi is a leading communication authority. Lisa is the author of 31 Days to Transform Your Life and co-author of the bestseller 42 Rules for Creating WE which reached #1 on Amazon in Leadership, Management, Motivation, and Organizational Behavior. And she is the co-creator of The Keys to Getting What You Want. Lisa captivates audiences with her lively, vivacious personality and powerful message on her show as well as at keynotes, presentations and workshops nationwide.

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Raising Picky Eaters - Tara Kreitz interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, December 22

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We're dealing with stressful situations today; the last few days before a big event, Christmas gifts and picky eaters. These are all situations that can send a mom over the edge but we have some tips and strategies today that can pull you back and help you relax. First we'll share an exercise you can use to help you get through these last few days before Christmas with less stress while ensuring the most important things get done so you can enjoy your holiday. It's pretty quick to do and it can be used any time you feel overwhelmed or are planning a big event. So kick back, relax and find out how to dramatically drop your stress levels.

Then we'll be talking about something almost every parent has dealt with at one time or another - the picky eater. Tara Kreitz is a mom whose son went to the extreme on this and she'll be sharing her story along with the strategy she used to move through it while keeping her son healthy.

Then we'll wrap up in Christmas corner with ideas to help you navigate the last days before Christmas including more Elf on the Shelf ideas and some quick and easy homemade gifts.

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio broadcast. Sandy Fowler shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives.

Shows air live at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows.

 

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Creating a Safe Space to Handle Emotions - Jude Bijou, author of Attitude Reconstruction, interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, December 15

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We have so much to cover today! From winter solstice to blanket forts, staying healthy and happy to tips for easier holidays with toddlers we're covering it all. We'll kick off with ideas for celebrating the winter solstice and how enjoying this holiday can get you out of a sticky situation. Then we'll see how blanket forts can actually get you a little peace and some time to accomplish things without the kids under foot.

Then we'll move on to a conversation about emotions, tantrums and healthy living. Jude Bijou is joining us for this conversation. Jude is the author of the award winning book Attitude Reconstruction and today she's talking to us about the healthy way to process our emotions. And when life is busy those emotions can run high so this is a perfect time to get some tips.

Then we'll wrap up with Christmas Corner, including seven more ideas for your Elf on the Shelf and some tips for keeping your family healthy for the holiday season. I'll even share my secret to avoiding the family holiday cold bug that gets shared each year at the first get together. And we'll finish off with some great tips from Blythe Lipman, a nationally recognized baby and toddler expert, a parenting consultant, an author of three award-winning books, Help! My Baby Came Without Instructions, More...Help! My Baby Came Without Instructions, and Help! My Toddler Came Without Instructions, a teacher, a caregiver, a keynote speaker, a blogger AND host of Baby and Toddler Instructions radio show.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio broadcast. Sandy Fowler shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives.

Shows air live at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows.

  

Jude Bijou is a licensed marriage and family therapist (MFT), an educator in Santa Barbara, CA, and multi-award winning author of Attitude Reconstruction: A Blueprint for Building a Better Life (Riviera Press, 2011).

As the daughter of a famous pioneer in the field of behavioral child psychology and applied behavior analysis, Jude's upbringing sounds like it would be pretty cool. There was just one problem: she was miserable.

Earning a BA in psychology from Reed College and a master's in psychology from Carleton University, she became a marriage and family therapist.  Success was attained, yet something was still missing. Looking eastward, she immersed herself in the world of meditation and Vedic philosophy. The result: an integrated, truly holistic approach to therapy and for living a fulfilling life.

In 1982, Jude launched a private psychotherapy practice and started working with individuals, couples, and groups. She also began teaching communication courses through Santa Barbara City College Adult Education. Jude also became a sought-after workshop and seminar leader, teaching Attitude Reconstruction to others.

The culmination of Jude's groundbreaking work can now be found in Attitude Reconstruction: A Blueprint for Building a Better Life. These simple and effective principles have impacted countless clients, seminar participants and students. And Jude promises this: if we learn to use the tools we're intrinsically born with constructively, we can truly create a life full of joy, love, and peace.

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Successful Date Night - Dr. Sherrie Campbell interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, December 8

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Family life is amazing but it can be hectic and crazy so today we're looking at some helpful hints and tips for staying safe and sane as you go about your days. We'll talk about having fun at family functions, a simple strategy for making life easier and we'll also share some tips for avoiding common scams.

Then we're chatting with Dr. Sherrie Campbell as she gives us help in creating a great date night. She'll share her 7 tips for a successful date night. I know December is crazy busy with preparing for Christmas and date night sounds like a far off dream. Well, Christmas is going to be here before you know it and the last week of December is a perfect time to have a date night. It's a chance to reconnect after a busy time.

Then, in Christmas Corner, we're continuing with our Elf on the Shelf ideas and following that up with some tips for keeping your home company-ready.

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio broadcast. Sandy Fowler shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives.

Shows air live at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows.

Dr. Sherrie Campbell is the author of Loving Yourself and is a licensed Psychologist with more than nineteen years of clinical training and experience. She provides practical tools to help people overcome obstacles to self-love and truly achieve an empowered life. Click here to get her free article on Five Ways to Make Love the Common Ground in Your Communication. She is a featured expert on a variety of national websites and has a successful practice in Southern California.

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Hosting Houseguests - Beth Bracaglia of Simply Organized interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, December 1

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Today we have some interesting topics. I'll share 28 non-coffee related uses for coffee filters. These little gems can help everywhere from the kitchen to the bath and even in the garden.

Then we're talking about house guests. Beth Bracaglia is joining us and sharing tips for enjoying your houseguests more. She has some simple things you can do that will make the visit so much easier, more comfortable and more fun for both you and your guests.

And finally we'll wrap things up in Christmas Corner with some tips for a better holiday season with your kids. We'll be talking about how to help your kids avoid the gimmies and find the true spirit of Christmas. Then we'll kick off our Elf on the Shelf series and cover 7 fun ideas for your elf.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio broadcast. Sandy Fowler shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives.

Shows air live at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows.

Beth Bracaglia is a Baltimore/DC based Professional Organizer and Chief Organizing Officer of Simply Organized. Beth has a Bachelors of Science degree from Clemson University in Management and Industrial/Organizational Psychology and is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO). She has over (15) years of experience helping her clients to organize their homes and offices. Beth has experience in fields as diverse as retail management, technology, event management, training & development and restaurant consulting.

Currently, as Chief Organizing Officer of Simply Organized, Beth assists clients in organizing their homes and offices. By working on an organizing project and coaching clients in the process, they are able to have more time to truly do what they want - spend time with friends and family. Simply Organized helps to clean and organize your space, which includes removing, donating or consigning items for you. Beth firmly believes that for every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.

To receive great tips, tools and resources for simplifying and organizing your home or office, visit Beth's Simply Organized Facebook page and to learn more about Simply Organized services, go to Beth's main site at http://www.simplyorganizedtoday.com.

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Build Your Child's Character with Gratitude - Mary O'Donohue interviewed by Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, November 24

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On today's show we're kicking things off with a few ways to look younger. These are simple, anti-aging strategies that cost nothing but help us look younger and have healthier skin too.

Then we're talking about gratitude. We're starting out the show with a gratitude activity you can do at Thanksgiving which also helps to strengthen family bonds. After that, we're chatting with Mary O'Donohue. Mary is the best-selling author of When You Say "Thank You," Mean It. This is not a book simply about gratitude, but rather a parenting book that helps us raise children with extraordinary character. Mary will share her philosophy along with some tips and ideas for raising wonderful children who become incredible adults.

And we'll wrap things up in Christmas Corner with an important reminder about Black Friday deals as well as some insights on using your Christmas cards to create a better season.

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio broadcast. Sandy Fowler shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives.

Shows air live at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows.

Mary O'Donohue is the best selling author of When You Say "Thank You," Mean It, a month-by-month guide for raising children with extraordinary character. Her parenting expertise has been featured on pbs.org and AOL's Parent Dish, as well as Parents Magazine, Green Child Magazine, and Chicago Parent. Her book has received the Mom's Choice Award "Gold" for excellence in family friendly media. Mom to a teen son and a ‘tween daughter, Mary also enjoys a successful career in television production, having worked on numerous programs including The Today Show, Meet The Press, and the Oprah Winfrey Show. Mary has a 30 day gratitude practice for families on Avanoo.com and she blogs about heartfelt parenting at www.maryodonohue.com.

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Conquering stress, food and holiday budgets - Paula Galli, author of Weighing Love, and Mvelopes product manager Wes Shelnutt join Sandy Fowler on Heart Filled Holidays Radio, November 17

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Today we're covering some of the touchy topics in our lives: food and money and stress. We'll kick things off with a simple strategy I use to save time and reduce stress in my home. I use it all year long but especially appreciate it during the holiday season.

We'll take a quick look at a fun way to express gratitude for Thanksgiving. Then we have two guests joining us with conversations on food and money. Paula Galli will be talking to us about how to deal with food during the holidays and Wes Shelnutt from mvelopes is sharing a tip for staying out of debt this holiday season.

And in Christmas Corner I'm chatting about Black Friday, sharing tips for making the most of your day whether you hit the stores or hide in your home.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio broadcast. Sandy Fowler shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives.

Shows air live at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows.

 

Paula Galli, H.BSc. Psych, ROHP, RNCP, CNP
Paula works as a Transformational Coach, Food Therapist, Speaker and Author of the book Weighing Love. After receiving her Honours Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Toronto, Paula attained a Life Coaching Certificate and Level-One Reiki Certificate. Because she believes in the mind, body, spirit connection, to achieve optimal wellbeing, she also decided to become a Certified Nutritional Practitioner and Holistic Nutritionist. Paula feels it is not only her purpose, but requirement to help females of all ages truly fall in love with themselves, something she lacked for years. She recognizes this as preventative measure, as well as a key component in helping females stay away from ED.

Wes is the Manager of Content Development for Mvelopes. Mvelopes is the award-winning personal finance application used by thousands of people to bring traditional envelope budgeting principles into today's fast-paced, digital world. Wes produces (and stars in) eLearning videos for Mvelopes users covering a wide variety of topics from Mvelopes tutorials, to long-term budget planning and best practices, to practical money-saving how-to's. You can learn more, as well as check out some free resources, at www.mvelopes.com/holiday.

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Family Finances Beyond Budgets - Susan Schell interviewed by Sandy Fowler November 10

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Today you'll find out why good self-care involves a pair of pajamas (and it's not about getting a good night's sleep!). Then we'll take a look at a few fun ideas for place card holders that work great for marking food on your buffet table as well.

 

Susan Schell is joining us to talk about finances and she's going beyond budgets. She'll show us the often overlooked elements of our financial life, things we never think of when we talk about budgets and money. And she'll give us some tips to keep us on the right financial track.

And in Christmas Corner we're talking about the Christmas Ostrich. I know you're familiar with all of Santa's reindeer, but the Christmas Ostrich is very important and every busy mom needs to know about this crazy creature.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio broadcast. Sandy Fowler shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives.

Shows air live at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows.

Susan Schell, CFP® has worked in the financial services industry since 1998 and holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM designation.  She and her partner, D. J. Panetta own Generations Planning Group, LLC in Albany, NY.  They enjoy working with a broad spectrum of clients, from retirees to college students. 

She received her BA from Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY and an MS from Russell Sage College.  She and her husband Carl are natives of New York's Capital District and have two grown sons and a daughter-in-law.

Professional and Community Involvement:

  • Board of Trustees and Finance Committee, St. Anne Institute
  • Toastmasters Lunchtime Club
  • Capital Advanced Toastmasters
  • Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Guilderland Chamber of Commerce
  • Business Network International (BNI)
  • Elder, Westminster Presbyterian Church
  • Capital Region EWGA (Executive Women's Golf Association)

The opinions voiced in this show (program/segment) are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. To determine which investment(s) may be appropriate for you, consult your attorney, accountant, and financial advisor or tax advisor prior to investing.

Securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advice offered through GENERATIONS PLANNING GROUP, LLC, a registered investment advisor and separate entity from LPL Financial.


Links from today's show:
tea lights
| wine corks | pumpkins | Scrabble & more
hand-decorated tennies

 

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Create a Truly Happy Holiday - Dana Rayburn interviewed by Sandy Fowler November 3

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Halloween's gone and it's time to focus on Thanksgiving. I love this time of year, when we haven't hit the Christmas season yet and can nestle into a little quiet time, simply being grateful for all the goodness in our lives. This week we'll share some tips for making the most of this time along with a Simple Strategy for feeding your family healthy food on the go.

Then we'll be joined by ADHD Coach Dana Rayburn. Dana works with ADHD adults and many business owners, helping them live more successfully and effortless with their ADHD. She's already had clients calling her freaking out over the holidays and today she's joining us to share some of her insights in order to help ADD moms and all of us have a better season.

Then we'll wrap things up with our Christmas Corner segment where I'll share one simple tool that will help you find more time and decrease stress this Christmas.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio broadcast. Sandy Fowler shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives.

Shows air live at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows.

Dana Rayburn is an internationally recognized adult ADHD Coach who helps people all over the word live more successfully and effortlessly with ADHD. Her specialty is helping her clients get organized so they stay that way. More than 20 years ago, after a life-long struggle with clutter and chaos, Dana became determined to learn how to get organized. Along with transforming her life, Dana's unique, practical organizing techniques became the foundation for her business, Effortless Living, and sparked her to write her book Organized for Life. Dana lives on a hillside in lovely southern Oregon with her husband, daughter, and a variety of spoiled pets.

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Say Goodbye to Stress and Chaos - Judy Davis, The Direction Diva, interviewed by Sandy Fowler October 27

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Stress and chaos are two of the hallmarks of family life. Well, this week we're giving them the boot! Judy Davis, The Direction Diva, is joining us to share ideas and insights from her new book Right Side Up which teaches us how to ditch the stress and avoid the chaos in our lives. As we gain a little perspective, we'll hear the story of Judy's fall from her Super Mom pedestal and how she's helping the rest of us avoid that fall.

 

We'll also share some last minute Halloween tips for one of our favorite things - limiting the loot and stopping the candy whine that comes with Halloween (and can go on for weeks and weeks). Hear our story and a get a few ideas for dodging the distress in your home.

When we've handled all of that we'll pop on over to Christmas Corner for some more tips that will help you meet our Holiday Challenge of having a better Christmas season. One of the greatest stressors of the holidays is gift giving. This week we're getting some insights from Nerd Wallet on how we can de-stress this annual tradition by changing the way we frame one simple question when we choose our Christmas presents.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio broadcast. Sandy Fowler shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives.

Shows air live at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows.

  

Judy Davis is a motivational speaker, military lifestyle blogger and author of two revolutionary books for the military community: Right Side Up: Finding Your Way When Military Life Turns You Upside Down and Stories Around the Table: Laughter, Wisdom, and Strength in Military Life. Judy has a passion for helping others navigate the challenges of life and does this on a daily basis through her books, blogs, seminars and events. When she isn't working with the military community you'll find her curled up with a book, camping with her husband and their dog or visiting her two grown children and her granddaughter.

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Sleep, Rest and Rejuvenation - Jennifer Piercy interviewed by Sandy Fowler October 20

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Halloween, fall, stress, sleep and a better holiday season are the topics of the day. We're sharing ideas for maximizing the fun this Halloween along with a tip for limiting the trick-or-treat loot. Then I'll tell you about a fresh way to decorate for fall, one that will smell great too.

If you're tired or suffer from sleep issues at night then you'll definitely want to hear Jennifer Piercy from Sacred Sleep Yoga. She'll tell you what you can do about it as she shares insights and tips as well as putting to rest one of the common myths about getting a better night's sleep.

In Christmas Corner we're shaking things up! Sometimes you need a new way to celebrate. Whether life has changed and the old traditions don't fit anymore, you're not up to doing things the way you always have or you just want a new adventure, you'll find inspiration in today's show.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

Sponsor: RedShip, the college care package experts with items chosen by college students, for college students.

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio broadcast. Sandy Fowler shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives.

Shows air live at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows.

  

Jennifer Piercy is a mentor, counselor, and yoga educator with a specialty in rest, sleep and dreams. Known for her voice in ‘sleep' meditations, and her unique ability to help people ‘unplug' and re-unite with deep rest, relaxation, and sleep...she feels the art of slowing down is a dwindling resource, needing heartfelt conservation AND conversation! She supports people one on one, teaching both ‘virtually' online as well as local public classes, RESTshops, yoga teacher trainings, and also brings yoga naps to high schools for both staff and students around Victoria BC where she lives.

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Family Fun through Service - Karen Bantuveris interviewed by Sandy Fowler October 13

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On today's show we're sharing quick tips for a better fall and a better holiday season. From cleaning to decorations to car trips, we're sharing tips and ideas that make life simpler for families. Join us for a few fun ideas for fall decorations and a little twist on the concept of spring cleaning.

Then listen in as Sandy chats with Karen Bantuveris, CEO and founder of Volunteerspot.com, about family service. Teaching our children to give back is a core principle parents love to impart and Karen has some simple tips and unique ideas for volunteering in our communities.

We'll wrap things up in Christmas Corner with the next installment in our travel series and a Christmas Challenge.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio broadcast. Sandy Fowler shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives.

Shows air live at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows.

  

Karen Bantuveris is the founder & CEO of VolunteerSpot.com, the leading online coordination tool that empowers busy parents, teachers and community leaders by making it easier get involved. Karen has more than 15 years experience as an entrepreneur, management consultant and business process expert. Her business background, intersecting with leadership roles at PTA and Girl Scouts, gave her unique insight into fundamental problems with volunteer recruitment, coordination and retention. Karen launched VolunteerSpot in 2009 to simplify the volunteer experience and it has quickly grown mom-to-mom, team-to-team and group-to-group, boosting turnout with 5 million users nationwide.

Karen is passionate about using new media tools to drive social action in the ‘real' world and increasing parent participation in schools. Karen has been interviewed on CNN, in the NYTimes and Wall Street Journal, and is a frequent speaker at conferences including SXSW Interactive and National and State PTA Conventions. Karen has both a BA and Master's degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA and lives in Austin, TX with her husband, daughter and a ridiculous number of pets.

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Kicking Off the Holiday Season! - Beth Buelow and Beth Bracaglia interviewed by Sandy Fowler October 6

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October is here and it's time to kick off the holiday season! Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas all give us great opportunities to enjoy our family and friends. Join us for fresh ideas for celebrating and tips for avoiding the stress of the season.

Before we talk about the official holidays I'll share a new holiday from Carrom Company that will bring your family together and strengthen your family bonds, all while having fun. Then we'll dig into Halloween planning and tips for getting great costumes, and avoiding costume meltdown from your kids. And I'll share ideas for bringing more meaning and gratitude into your Thanksgiving celebrations.

Then we have two guest experts joining us to create a better Christmas season.

Beth Buelow, the Introvert Entrepreneur, joins us to discuss a holiday survival guide for introverts (and tips for celebrating the season with the introvert you love).

Beth Bracaglia, owner of Simply Organized, is sharing tips for de-stressing the Christmas season.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

Sponsor: RedShip, the college care package experts with items chosen by college students, for college students.
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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio broadcast. Sandy Fowler shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives.

Shows air at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows.

Beth Buelow is known as The Introvert Entrepreneur to a growing tribe of thousands of followers and fans. As a certified professional coach and a skilled interviewer, writer, facilitator and speaker, she's recognized as a thought leader in the area of life and leadership coaching for introverts.

Beth Bracaglia is a Professional Organizer who lives in the Baltimore/DC area. Currently, as Chief Organizing Officer of Simply Organized, Beth assists clients in organizing their homes and offices. By working on an organizing project and coaching clients in the process, they are able to have more time to truly do what they want - spend time with friends and family.

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Living Dreams - Nancy Sathre-Vogul interviewed by Sandy Fowler September 29

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Today we're celebrating living our dreams and loving our family. We have Nancy Sathre-Vogul joining us to share her story about her family's journey. She, her husband and their two sons spent three years cycling over 17,000 miles. They learned about obstacles, challenges, togetherness, simplicity, ingenuity, and dreams. Today we'll learn from their story and be inspired by their example so we can live our dreams and love our families even more.

Before our chat with Nancy I'll share a tasty dessert recipe and some tips for easy fall centerpieces. Plus I'll share a great quick cleaning tip for the kitchen.

In Christmas Corner we'll continue our travel series with tips for more peaceful family car rides. No one likes to listen to crying, whining or choruses of "Are we there yet?" repeated ad nauseam. So we're sharing a few simple ideas and some family car games to help pass the time and make the ride more fun.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio broadcast. Sandy Fowler shares ideas inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives.

Shows air live at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows.

  

After 21 years of classroom teaching, Nancy Sathre-Vogel made the decision to leave her teaching career behind to travel the world on a bicycle. Together with her husband and twin sons, she cycled 27,000 miles throughout the Americas, including a jaunt from Alaska to Argentina. Now she lives in Idaho, pursuing her passion of encouraging others to dream big and make it happen through public speaking, personal coaching, and writing. She is also a beadwork artist.

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Reading Faces – Jean Haner interviewed by Sandy Fowler September 22

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I'm sharing one of my favorite new finds today. It's something I use every day and it's had the unexpected side benefit of creating family conversation, especially talks between my teen daughter and myself. Then we'll share some ideas for moms having fun - you and your mom. We hear a lot about mother-daughter dates but those usually address you and your kids. Today I'll share eight ways for grown-up moms can have fun together.

Jean Haner is joining us to talk about faces and what we can learn from them. Jean says you were born with a particular nature and a plan and that it's printed on your face. She'll chat with us about the wisdom in our faces and what you can learn about yourself and your children simply by looking.

And in Christmas Corner there's more travel talk. Last week I shared packing tips and I have one more to add to the list. Then I'm adding in something for the non-traveler. There are a lot of reasons people don't travel and likely you have good reasons for not doing so. But just in case, I'm sharing 5 lies people tell about travel.

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Jean Haner, the author of The Wisdom of Your Face, The Wisdom of Your Child's Face, and Your Hidden Symmetry, teaches compassionate and affirming ways for people to understand their true nature and to feel love for everyone in their lives, including that reflection in the mirror.

Jean married into a Chinese family when she was in her 20s, and began to learn about Chinese culture, philosophy and medicine from her very traditional mother-in-law. It wasn't until after her wedding that she discovered the family had her face and birthdate evaluated to see if she was a "lucky" match for her husband, and that even the date and time of the ceremony had been determined according to what would bring the most luck for the family.

She went on to study the deeper foundations of these ancient principles of balance and health with many teachers over the years, and learned that it has nothing to do with luck and everything to do with learning to be true to your nature.

Jean is well known for providing fascinating and practical information that can be put to immediate use in your life.

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Real Teen Dangers - Susan Borison interviewed by Sandy Fowler September 15

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On today's Heart Filled Holidays episode we're sharing tips for creating family fun, watching out for your kids and enjoying your Christmas holiday trip or any vacation.

 

We're kicking off with a little chat about my weekend at Cedar Point amusement park and the fun our family had there. Plus I'll share a tip on how I brightened my college daughter's week.

For our interview today we're chatting with Susan Borison of Your Teen Magazine about parents and teens and the things parents worry about. It turns out the things parents tend to worry about aren't the biggest threat to our children. We'll find out what those threats are as well as what you can do to protect your kids.

We'll wrap things up in Christmas Corner with the next installment in our holiday travel series. We're sharing tips for packing your luggage. Whether you want to save space or be wrinkle-free on your trip we have tips you can use.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

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Susan Borison is the founder and editor of Your Teen Media. Susan is the proud mother of five children. As a mom, her law degree came in handy but publishing a parenting magazine for parents of teenagers definitely has been more valuable.

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Money Zone of Happiness - Jen Hemphill interviewed by Sandy Fowler September 8

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Money, happiness, time and health, all the big topics make an appearance on today's show. We'll kick things off with my secret for getting a hot, healthy breakfast on the table in minutes on school mornings. Plus we'll have a little chat about making life run smoother in your family with some tips for getting kids to take care of themselves and their things. It's something I learned the hard way and that I've heard advocated by parenting experts and parents of kids with ADHD. A simple trick that changed our home.

 

Then Jen Hemphill joins us to talk about money. From finding your Money Zone of Happiness to media messages and retail therapy, she covers it all. She'll enlighten us with her insights and help us with her practical knowledge and tips for making your own financial life better.

We'll wrap up in Christmas Corner with the third installment of our holiday travel series. We kicked off on 8-25-14 with tips for making time at the airport easier then continued on 9-1-14 with early planning tips that can save you time and money and even make holiday travel less crowded. Today we'll talking about houseguests. Whether you'll be a guest in someone's home or people will be staying in yours we have tips for making it a better visit.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio broadcast. Sandy Fowler shares ideas inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives.

Shows air live at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows.

Jen Hemphill is a money coach, AFC® (Accredited Financial Counselor) entrepreneur and mom. She's passionate about helping money conscious women and entrepreneurial women take control of their finances so they can live a vibrant life free of money worries. Her intention is to teach and empower women with their money skills and to achieve a love-love relationship with money.

Jen has guided women to their money zone of happiness in military base workshops, online trainings, and personalized money coaching. When she's not talking money, she enjoys photography, coffee, chocolate, traveling, working out and dates with her husband and two sons.

Think talking money is boring? Not with Jen! Her down to earth personality and silly sayings will have you cracking up while you work to build and improve upon your money skills. Together, Jen can help you achieve a complete and fulfilled life!

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Adjusting to College - Lisa Merritt interviewed by Sandy Fowler September 1

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Today we're kicking off with a chat about a common ‘mom problem', one of those traps moms fall into that make our lives more difficult. I ran into this one recently and will share my experience along with the story of how I got out of it.

 

Then Lisa Merritt of Redship.com is joining us to talk about college. It's that time of year when the kids have gone, the house feels empty, our hearts are sad and our minds are worried. It's back-to-college time. Lisa was been researching college students and she'll be sharing what she's learned. Her insights include what our college students need and ways parents can stay in touch without irritating their offspring.

And in Christmas Corner we're continuing our conversation about holiday travel. Even if you're not ready to think about the holidays, it's time to start thinking about your travel plans. Tune in to find out why you need to think about this now and 6 tips for making holiday travel easier.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com
 
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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio broadcast. Sandy Fowler shares ideas inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives.
Shows air live at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows.

  

RedShip.com provides parents a way to send support and stay connected to their college student. Our subscription program allows parents to order once and know that their student is covered for the year. As care package experts we like to say we create a memorable care package "experience". It's the excitement of receiving a large red cylinder filled with fueling snacks when they're needed the most that leaves a lasting impression. Parents can send a personal note of encouragement or words of wisdom with each package.

RedShip uses focus groups, surveys, industry research, and continuous customer interviews to create care packages with items that students love. All of our items are college student healthy, meaning they still taste good. We add special and unique items to our packages like our oversized industrial strength laundry bag, the Rapid Ramen noodle cooker, and more. Our team uses its 20+ years of product experience to craft care packages that create excitement for the student and that parents feel good sending.

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Ban Busy - Back-to-School - Shawn Fink interviewed by Sandy Fowler, August 25

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Today is our first back-to-school episode. We'll be talking to Shawn Fink from Abundant Momma about busyness. Shawn has been a guiding light when it comes to enjoying motherhood and loving our families. She encourages us to slow down and enjoy life. She's the author of the Ban Busy manifesto as well as the Savoring Slow workbook. She'll have tips and advice for creating a happier school year with more time for what you love.

In addition to our chat with Shawn, we'll be sharing other back-to-school tips and covering other topics including teacher gifts and food allergies. Getting teacher gifts for back-to-school, Christmas and the end of the year can be taxing. We'll share some great ideas that make it easy. We even have ideas that get the kids involved. Then we'll have a quick look at food allergies. In spite of the fact that your child doesn't have allergies, you'll likely be dealing with them at your school.

We'll wrap things up in Christmas Corner where we're talking about travel. I know you don't want to think about Christmas yet but if you're traveling it's the right time to start making plans.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio broadcast. Sandy Fowler shares ideas inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives.

Shows air live at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows.

  

Shawn Fink has been called the Yoda of Mamas. She is the founder of The Abundant Mama Project, a community for busy mamas who want to be more peaceful, playful and present. She is also the author "The Playful Family." Sign up for her weekly email and instantly receive a copy of the free eBook "The Abundant Mama's Guide to Peaceful Mornings."

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Beautiful ADHD Minds - Dana Rayburn interviewed by Sandy Fowler, August 18

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We're talking about Adult ADHD today and taking a look at the beautiful way ADHD minds work. ADHD is often shown in the news as something difficult and even bad but there is a beautiful side to the way ADHD minds work. We'll explore that and find out some of the benefits of thinking this way as well as some tips for handling the challenges. ADHD Coach Dana Rayburn is joining us for this conversation and to share her insights.

Before Dana joins us we'll talk about kids going back to school. It's that time of year, the time when kids will be joining clubs, activities and sports teams. And that's when your year is defined. We'll take a look at how you can select activities that make the most sense for your child and the family.

We'll wrap things up in Christmas Corner with a look at different ways to give back. Christmas is a magical time where we love to spread joy but it can be hard to find time or inspiration. Today we'll look at ways to find the time and even share some inspiration for new and different ways to make a difference. Then we'll talk about the grandparents and what to give them that will make their hearts sing.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio broadcast. Sandy Fowler shares ideas inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives.

Shows air live at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows.

  

Dana Rayburn is an internationally recognized adult ADHD Coach who helps people all over the word live more successfully and effortlessly with ADHD. Her specialty is helping her clients get organized so they stay that way. More than 20 years ago, after a life-long struggle with clutter and chaos, Dana became determined to learn how to get organized. Along with transforming her life, Dana's unique, practical organizing techniques became the foundation for her business, Effortless Living, and sparked her to write her book Organized for Life. Dana lives on a hillside in lovely southern Oregon with her husband, daughter, and a variety of spoiled pets.

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Care and Feeding of an Introvert - Beth Buelow interviewed by Sandy Fowler, August 11

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We're kicking things off with a little inspiration. Tune in to find out what impact the book Running North: A Yukon Adventure had on Sandy's life and how using it to make yours better.

You might be an introvert or maybe you love one, but either way, understanding the quiet strengths and beauty of the introvert will increase your peace and happiness. To help us, we have The Introvert Entrepreneur, Beth Buelow, joining us for an in-depth discussion of the introvert personality. She'll share insights and tips on the care and feeding of an introvert along with shining a light on some of the challenges as well as their solutions.

And we're wrapping up in Christmas Corner with some tips for interesting gift wrapping ideas and tidbits of holiday help.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio broadcast. Sandy Fowler shares ideas inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives.

Shows air live at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows.

  

Beth Buelow, ACC, CPC, serves as a guide to introvert entrepreneurs who want to amplify their strengths and build sustainable, energetically aligned businesses. She is a professional coach, author, podcaster and speaker, is based in the Pacific Northwest and serves introverts worldwide. Beth is the author of "Insight: Reflections on the Gifts of Being an Introvert" (2012) and the forthcoming "The Introvert Entrepreneur" (Perigee Books, 2015). Learn more at TheIntrovertEntrepreneur.com.

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Busy Moms Healthy Meals - Angelle Batten interviewed by Sandy Fowler, August 4

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This week we have lots of tips for saving money, having fun and getting healthy!

We'll kick things off with simple ways to entertain the kids that are low cost and no cost. The further we get into the summer the harder it can be to occupy the kids and the more money you end up throwing at the problem. We'll give you some new ideas including a tip for getting them excited about these ideas.

Then we're chatting with Angelle Batten about one of the biggest jobs in a mom's life - food. Sometimes it seems like our entire life revolves around food: planning meals, grocery shopping, prepping and serving meals. Not only are we spending loads of time and energy feeding our family, we're also spending mental and emotional energy worrying about how healthy those foods are for our families. It can be the bane of a busy mom's existence. So let's get some help to make family dinners, and all those other meals and snacks, easy and healthy.

Then we'll wrap up in Christmas Corner where I'm sharing some feedback from a listener. I'm going to keep the cat in the bag and let this one be a surprise. You'll just have to wait until our final segment to find out what she shared.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio broadcast. Sandy Fowler shares ideas inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives.

Shows air live at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows.

Angelle Batten, MEd, CHHC is a family wellness coach who teaches moms how to feed their family healthier. One. Manageable. Step. At. A. Time. She also helps busy moms {and other busy people} put themselves at the top of their To Do list so they can jump start their weight loss, kick their cravings and boost their energy. Angelle has coached 1,000 people through her 14 Day Get REAL With Your Health Challenge, which has been adopted by Jordan Rubin, New York Times best-selling author of The Maker's Diet and CEO/Founder of Beyond Organic. You can connect with Angelle at www.angellebatten.com.

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Summer Solutions for Family Chaos - Jo Ebisujima interviewed by Sandy Fowler, July 28

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We're two thirds of the way through summer and that brings a lot with it: Lots of great memories, a push to have the family adventures you still desire and lots of opportunities for fun. It can also bring whining and boredom. Today we'll look at some ways to add a little fun to the end of summer including 8 things you can use for a tablecloth that were never meant to be used in that way.

 

Then Sandy Fowler will interview Jo Ebisujima, founder of My Organized Chaos. We'll talk about kids, moms, ideas for having fun as well as ways to teach the kids to provide their own entertainment. She'll give us insights into why the kids can't seem to occupy themselves along with some tips for setting up your home and your life that will help make the children self-sufficient and give busy moms more time.

We'll wrap things up in Christmas Corner with a strategy for saving money, money you can use to finance your holiday fun and avoid credit card debt.

Join us at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio broadcast. Sandy Fowler shares ideas inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives.

Shows air live at noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com and podcasts are available for all prior shows.

  

Jo Ebisujima is a no nonsense organizer and child wrangling expert extraordinaire, who believes that a child's number one teacher is their parent and that its a parents job to help their child fall in love with learning.
She is the best selling author of Montessori Inspired Activities For Pre-schoolers and is also the founder of My Organized Chaos; where she helps busy mamas organized their home, kids and themselves so they have quality time to do the things that they love.

She understands how difficult it is to squeeze everything into the day and has an uncanny knack of showing you how to break things down into bite sized chunks plus how to set up systems to make your life run smoother.
Get started today with Jo's free playbook: What Macgyver would do if he had kids. Organizing tips and tricks, parenting help and fun ideas!

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July 21, 2014 Teens and Money ~ Guest: Patti Handy interviewed by Sandy Fowler

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When it comes to parenting there are tons of books and lots of advice. I can't tell you for certain what the answers are but I can tell you there is one universal truth in parenting: Kids watch you! Whether they are listening or not, whether they're toddlers, tweens, teens or adults, they're watching you. We'll talk about that along with ideas for dealing with busy family and busy mom schedules and we'll even share 12 ideas for a girls' night out - which you can enjoy after we deal with the busy schedules.

Then Sandy Fowler will interview Patti Handy, The Teens Cash Coach. We'll talk about saving, spending and allowance. We'll get expert advice on raising money smart kids, dealing with the biggest issues teens face with finances and even how you might be unintentionally enabling your teen's financial laziness or ignorance.

We'll wrap things up in Christmas Corner with a tip for a great movie for a holiday themed girls' night out. Then we'll look at some ideas for holiday traditions. First we'll sharie ideas that involve your neighborhood and community. And then, of course, there's food. We'll look at how you can use food to freshen your holiday traditions or create new ones.

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Patti Handy is a leading mortgage professional and expert in the California market. Patti's expertise in mortgage finance comes from over 25 years working with bank and mortgage banking firms large and small. In addition, Patti holds a Series 6 and Series 63 securities license and is a Certified Life Coach.

Beyond Patti's incredible expertise in helping clients find the best possible mortgage financing for their particular needs, Patti offers something else that goes far beyond what any other mortgage professional can provide...financial education to youths.

In Patti's financial journey she came to realize that financial education needs to be taught at an early age. Unfortunately, our local and national education systems do not provide any education regarding financial responsibility. It is for this reason that Patti created and founded Teens Cash CoachTM.

Patti's commitment to educating children at a young age about financial responsibility was and remains so strong that she authored a top selling bookHow to Ditch Your Allowance and be Richer than Your Parents. Her book was originally written for her own teenage son, but as word got out about the book, she found herself inundated with requests for copies of the book from parents within the United States, and to her surprise, from all around the world.

As a speaker, author and founder of Teens Cash CoachTM, Patti is determined to teach at least one million teens how to master money. From school assemblies to boot camps for teens, she engages, entertains and empowers teens to create the life they deserve. Patti's quick wit and sense of humor make all her presentations interesting and fun experiences for teens.

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July 14, 2014 Family Gratitude ~ Guest: Brenda Knight is interviewed by Sandy Fowler

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Today we're talking about family gratitude. I know that at this point in the summer you may not be feeling grateful, you may be feeling stressed out. You're a busy mom with a busy family and you realize that summer is half over and the things on your summer bucket list just aren't happening.

At the beginning of the summer you were looking forward to family time and all of these great family activities. Family fun was at the top of your list. But the days are flying by, summer vacation is half over and you haven't checked off more than one or two items from your Family Fun Summer Bucket List.

It's a common concern at this time of year but there are things you can do. We'll share a simple strategy for making it happen.

Then Sandy Fowler interviews Brenda Knight about gratitude and the impact it can have on your life. Gratitude is such a simple notion. It's a beautiful concept that can change your life and only requires a tiny bit of time. The thing is that it's easy to do, but it's also easy not to do. Discover the ins and outs of gratitude and how your family can easily make it part of their life.

And in Christmas Corner we're talking more about Christmas in July. This can be another great idea for your Family Fun Summer Bucket List: Have a Christmas in July family dinner party with some friends or family members you've wanted to see.

We've talked before about hosting a Christmas in July party or family reunion, but it can be just as much fun to host a stress-free family dinner or a simple dinner party with a Christmas theme. We'll share some easy, stress-free tips for creating the event along with a couple ideas for entertaining the kids.

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Brenda Knight is a publisher and editor who writes about women's history and issues affecting women's lives today. The author of Sheroes, The Poetry Oracle, Wild Women and Books, and the American Book Award-winning Women of the Beat Generation, Brenda also does volunteer work with women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Brenda believes everyone does have the inalienable right to the pursuit of happiness and lives in one of the happiest places on earth, the San Francisco Bay Area.

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July 7, 2014 Christmas in July ~ Guest: Lane Jordan

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July is here and it's time for fun! But instead of having fun do you find yourself feeling stressed? Yup, just when there's great weather for picnics, bike rides, and beach time you find yourself fraying around the edges. It's a common issue and one that I ran into recently. Tune in to learn the details and to find out how you can de-stress your life and create more space for joy.

Then we're chatting with Lane Jordan about her book 12 Steps to Having a More Organized Christmas and Holiday Season. July might seem a bit early to be thinking about the holiday season but if you're planning on making your own gifts, traveling to visit family or friends, or you just want to make sure you enjoy this Christmas then July is the perfect time to take a peek and even do a little planning. Lane teaches women how to use simple planning and organization strategies to make their lives better and today she's sharing some ideas for the holiday season. You don't want to miss this!

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Lane Jordan is an author, national speaker, seminar leader, recording artist, Bible teacher, and certified life coach. She attended Auburn University, where she studied Fashion Merchandising and Marketing. She then transferred to Georgia State University and graduated with a BA degree in Journalism and Broadcasting.

Lane was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, in a family of seven children. As a child, she enjoyed gymnastics, cheering, piano, and scouting. Now that she is an adult, along with her love for reading, writing, and singing, Lane enjoys sports, especially tennis, golf, swimming, walking, and hiking.

Lane served as the associate producer for the weekly television program In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley and was also the editor of the First Baptist Church of Atlanta's weekly newsletter, The Witness.

Lane began speaking and writing over eighteen years ago while she was living in Littleton, Colorado. She now lives in Frisco, Texas, with her husband, Scott, who partners with her in ministry. Lane has two daughters: Christi, a graduate of Baylor University, who is married and living in Ohio with grandchild number one, and Grace, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, who works in Houston, Texas.

Lane's heart's desire is to do all she can for the Lord and to love, support, motivate, and encourage women in all walks of life. She has written four books, all on the subject of helping women become more organized. She also released a collection of well-known, contemporary gospel songs titled How Do I Live? Currently, Lane writes a weekly blog to help inspire and motivate women in all aspects of their lives. You can find this blog at www.PathwaysToOrganization.com and request her to speak to your church or organization or to make a media appearances at Lane@LaneJordanMinistries.com

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June 30, 2014 Rich Marriages ~ Guest: Stacy Willoughby

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This week we're expanding on our ideas for keeping your home company-ready. Summer is fun and spontaneous but no one wants to invite guests into an unkempt home. We'll share tips for easily keeping your home ship shape this summer so you're comfortable inviting guests over any time. We'll also look at the sun. Did you know you can protect your skin from skin cancer with the foods you eat? We'll talk about this and a couple other tips. time.

Then we'll be talking about marriage and money. Money is an important part of your life and must be managed but it can also be a source of tension and disagreement with your spouse. Stacy Willoughby, author of What's Yours is Mine: When a Realist Marries an Idealist, is joining us for a conversation about keeping your marriage strong and happy even as you handle your money. You don't want your marriage to feel like it's all about money so tune in to learn strategies for having the tough conversations and creating a life of financial harmony.

Then we'll wrap things up in Christmas Corner with tips for taking better photos. Whether you want great photos to help you remember all the warm and fuzzy moments from Christmas' past or you want to take great pics to use for presents, we have tips that will help you out.

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Stacy Willoughby is a financial expert, author of "What's Yours Is Mine-When a Realist Marries an Idealist", speaker, and money mentor for newly married and remarried couples. She is a recovering financial advisor after 12 years in the industry. Stacy believes that communication, love, and respect are crucial as couples delve into their individual financial situations and work together to develop a plan and a shared vision. In today's rapidly changing economic times, Stacy offers encouraging advice, tips and help to couples as they manage their finances.

Having lived all over the United States and in Japan and Italy, Stacy now calls the Pacific Northwest home and lives near Seattle, Washington with her husband, Rick. She spends her free time building a "dream cabin" with her husband in eastern Washington. She is proud to be launching her new company, Rich Marriages-Connecting Love and Money.

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June 23, 2014 Attitude Reconstruction ~ Guest: Jude Bijou

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This week's show is chock full of hints, tips and simple ideas for enjoying your summer. We'll share the quick way to make iced tea, a tip for keeping your house clean during the summer, and a way you can actually have a sanctuary in your home, someplace free from the chaos.

Then we're talking to Jude Bijou, author of Attitude Reconstruction. Jude is the expert at changing our lives by simply shifting our attitudes. This week she's sharing insights and techniques for dealing with the destructive, negative thoughts that can sabotage our happiness.

And we're wrapping things up in Christmas Corner with a look at how you can create beautiful sugar cookies. I've always loved sugar cookies but they never looked like the ones in the magazine photos, until now.

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Jude Bijou is a licensed marriage and family therapist (MFT), an educator in Santa Barbara, CA, and multi-award winning author of Attitude Reconstruction: A Blueprint for Building a Better Life (Riviera Press, 2011).

As the daughter of a famous pioneer in the field of behavioral child psychology and applied behavior analysis, Jude's upbringing sounds like it would be pretty cool. There was just one problem: she was miserable.

Earning a BA in psychology from Reed College and a master's in psychology from Carleton University, she became a marriage and family therapist. Success was attained, yet something was still missing. Looking eastward, she immersed herself in the world of meditation and Vedic philosophy. The result: an integrated, truly holistic approach to therapy and for living a fulfilling life.

In 1982, Jude launched a private psychotherapy practice and started working with individuals, couples, and groups. She also began teaching communication courses through Santa Barbara City College Adult Education. Jude also became a sought-after workshop and seminar leader, teaching Attitude Reconstruction to others.

The culmination of Jude's groundbreaking work can now be found in Attitude Reconstruction: A Blueprint for Building a Better Life. These simple and effective principles have impacted countless clients, seminar participants and students. And Jude promises this: if we learn to use the tools we're intrinsically born with construtively, we can truly create a life full of joy, love, and peace.

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June 16, 2014 Sweet Wellness ~ Guest: Priscilla Stephan

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Summer is a great time of year, the perfect time to ditch the schedules and have some fun. It's also a time where spending can easily get out of control. As you pop from one fun activity to the next it's easy to end up buying things you didn't expect. Today we'll share a few quick tips for spending less this summer while still having a great time.

Then we'll chat with Priscilla Stephan from Sweet Path Wellness. Priscilla takes a whole life view of wellness, working with us on body, mind, and spirit to bring us to that sweet spot that works in our own life. She'll be sharing insights and tips for finding your own sweet spot for living happy and healthy.

And in Christmas Corner I have a tip for creating beautiful sugar cookies, the kind that belong in a magazine photo. Then we'll take a look at a really simple homemade gift you'll want to make now so you can enjoy it yourself before giving it all away at the holidays.

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Priscilla Stephan is an Intuitive Wellness Expert and Certified Healthy Living Coach and Speaker who empowers professional women worldwide to live vibrant, joyful lives while embracing a soulful path to wellness & success. As a former Fortune 500 executive in Corporate America, Priscilla guides her clients and readers to slow down, listen into their soul, and stop putting their work before their health. She is a Holistic Health Practitioner and graduate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), a Certified NLP Practitioner trained under Steve Linder, a Psych-K Facilitator, and a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Priscilla also holds a Master's Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University, a B.A. from NYU and is a graduate of Tony Robbins' Mastery University.

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June 9, 2014 Self-Compassion ~ Kristin Neff

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After a year of shuttling kids, volunteering, helping out and generally taking care of everyone, it's time for you to take care of yourself. Of course, it's hard to find time to do that. Today we'll look at how you can create space in your life for the most important things, including caring for yourself.

Then we'll chat with Dr. Kristen Neff, an associate professor and a leading authority on Self-Compassion. She's the author of Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind and she's joining us today to give us a different perspective self-compassion, self-esteem and happiness. Find out the truth about being happier and more confident.

Then we'll wrap things up with some tips for saving money. We have six simple ways you can save money to put into your holiday fund. We'll also look at a simple, fun, DIY Christmas present that helps keep great summer memories alive.

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Kristin Neff, PhD, received her doctorate in Human Development from the University of California at Berkeley in 1997. She is currently an Associate Professor of Human Development and Culture at the University of Texas at Austin. She is considered to be the world's leading expert on self-compassion, and a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research. In addition to writing numerous academic articles and book chapters on the topic, she is author of the book "Self-Compassion," released by William Morrow in 2011.  In conjunction with her colleague Dr. Chris Germer, she has developed an eight-week training program called Mindful Self-Compassion, and offers workshops on self-compassion worldwide.  Finally, Kristin is featured in the bestselling book and award-winning documentary The Horse Boy, which chronicles her family's adventure with autism.

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June 2, 2014 Mindful Eating ~ Guest: Paula Galli

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Today we're talking about Father's Day and looking at ways to honor the dads in your life. We'll take a look at a few ways to remember dads who've passed away as well as ideas for honoring the dad you'll be spending the with. And since this time of year is packed with celebrations we'll share tips for easier and greener party planning for any occasion.

Then we have Paula Galli joining us to talk about falling in love with yourself. We'll examine mindful eating, the healthy purge, and other ways to change our lives and our view of ourselves.

We're wrapping things up in Christmas Corner with a chat about Christmas in July. Whether you're grabbing the opportunity to celebrate Christmas a second time or moving your family party to a less stressful time of year, Christmas in July can be a ton of fun. Today we'll talk about some games you can play that will keep everyone happy.

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Paula Galli, H.BSc. Psych, ROHP, RNCP, CNP
Paula works as a Transformational Coach, Food Therapist, Speaker and Author of the book Weighing Love. After receiving her Honours Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Toronto, Paula attained a Life Coaching Certificate and Level-One Reiki Certificate. Because she believes in the mind, body, spirit connection, to achieve optimal wellbeing, she also decided to become a Certified Nutritional Practitioner and Holistic Nutritionist. Paula feels it is not only her purpose, but requirement to help females of all ages truly fall in love with themselves, something she lacked for years. She recognizes this as preventative measure, as well as a key component in helping females stay away from ED.

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May 26, 2014 Creating and Enjoying Memories

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Today is Memorial Day and what better time to look at memories than that? This holiday is all about remembering and appreciating those who've served our country and those we love. This week's show will take it all a step further and look at interesting and creative ways to use memories to enjoy our holidays more and to add more meaning to our lives.

We'll be spending the full hour together, just you and me on the air for a full hour of insights, ideas and suggestions. We'll talk about traditions, gifts, loved ones and more. If you're going to be celebrating and you aren't able to join me live then be sure to grab the podcast.

 

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May 19, 2014 Rejuvenate Yourself ~ Guest: Karen Rachel Brody

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A change in plans because, well, life happens. We have to reschedule today's guest BUT we have a great show for you. We'll be running an encore presentation of our show on rejuvenating yourself. We're exploring rest & rejuvenation. Sleep can be elusive to women and yet it's one of the aspects of a woman's life that can have a great impact. Karen Rachel Brody, founder of the BOLD Movement and creator of BoldAction.org, will join us to share her innovative solution to this pervasive problem.

In addition to Karen's insights we will talk about getting organized and bust the myth that can stop you before you even get started. We also have ideas for fun and easy gift wrap and a way you can be financially savvy while having fun and giving great gifts.

   

Karen Rachel Brody is a visionary, mother, and founder of the BOLD movement including The BOLD Method and BOLDnap, a 40-Day yoga nidra nap program. She is also the playwright of Birth, a critically acclaimed globally produced play on childbirth that has raise over $250,000 to improve maternity care.

Karen has been a women's empowerment coach for decades working globally with women's groups. In addition to being well-known as a leader in the childbirth movement, she is an emerging voice and activist on the importance of deep rest and sleep through BOLD's yoga nidra nap program. She recently hosted the World Sleep Summit for Women's Health and Power in March of this year interviewing sleep experts and supporting participants with free naps. Karen combines both women's intuition and yogic principles, to lead the way in supporting women to mindfully manage their fatigue and burnout with modern-day tools.

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May 12, 2014 Living Dreams ~ Guest: Nancy Sathre-Vogul

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Today we're celebrating living our dreams and loving our family. We have Nancy Sathre-Vogul joining us to share her story about her family's journey. She, her husband, and their two sons spent three years cycling over 17,000 miles. They learned about obstacles, challenges, togetherness, simplicity, ingenuity, and dreams. Today we'll learn from their story and be inspired by their example so we can live our dreams and love our families even more. Before we chat with Nancy we'll share tips for more peaceful family car rides as well as a simple strategy to make mom's life a little easier.

In Christmas Corner we're talking about alternative celebrations and a little Christmas trivia.

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After 21 years of classroom teaching, Nancy Sathre-Vogel made the decision to leave her teaching career behind to travel the world on a bicycle. Together with her husband and twin sons, she cycled 27,000 miles throughout the Americas, including a jaunt from Alaska to Argentina. Now she lives in Idaho, pursuing her passion of encouraging others to dream big and make it happen through public speaking, personal coaching, and writing. She is also a beadwork artist.

 

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May 5, 2014 Becoming Organized ~ Guest: Lane Jordan

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It's time to look at ways to melt Mom's heart for Mother's Day so we'll be taking a look at 5 personalized gifts for Mom and Grandma. But's it's not just Mom's special day, Teacher Appreciation Day is upon us. Whether you're giving a gift now or looking for ideas for Christmas or back-to-school, we have ideas any teacher will love. And after you've made everyone else smile don't forget yourself. We also have a few tips for adding a breath of spring to your home and a smile to your face.

Then we'll be chatting with Lane Jordan about how to become a more organized woman. Lane has been coaching and speaking to women for years about how to organize our lives so we have time for what's truly important. Today she'll be sharing ideas and advice from recently released revised edition of 12 Steps to Becoming a More Organized Woman.

And we'll be wrapping up in Christmas Corner with tips for saving money on Christmas presents along with a little Christmas trivia.

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Lane Jordan is an author, national speaker, seminar leader, recording artist, Bible teacher, and certified life coach. She attended Auburn University, where she studied Fashion Merchandising and Marketing. She then transferred to Georgia State University and graduated with a BA degree in Journalism and Broadcasting.

Lane was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, in a family of seven children. As a child, she enjoyed gymnastics, cheering, piano, and scouting. Now that she is an adult, along with her love for reading, writing, and singing, Lane enjoys sports, especially tennis, golf, swimming, walking, and hiking.

Lane served as the associate producer for the weekly television program In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley and was also the editor of the First Baptist Church of Atlanta's weekly newsletter, The Witness.

Lane began speaking and writing over eighteen years ago while she was living in Littleton, Colorado. She now lives in Frisco, Texas, with her husband, Scott, who partners with her in ministry. Lane has two daughters: Christi, a graduate of Baylor University, who is married and living in Ohio with grandchild number one, and Grace, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, who works in Houston, Texas.

Lane's heart's desire is to do all she can for the Lord and to love, support, motivate, and encourage women in all walks of life. She has written four books, all on the subject of helping women become more organized. She also released a collection of well-known, contemporary gospel songs titled How Do I Live? Currently, Lane writes a weekly blog to help inspire and motivate women in all aspects of their lives. You can find this blog at www.PathwaysToOrganization.com and request her to speak to your church or organization or to make a media appearances at Lane@LaneJordanMinistries.com

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April 28, 2014 Great Gifts and Family Vacations

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May and June are the months filled with milestone events and family gatherings to celebrate them. Today we're sharing great ideas for unusual and meaningful gifts you can give during these celebrations along with ways to make gifts of money more fun. Then we're talking about the much anticipated summer vacation. We're sharing quick tips for a better vacation along with the 3 Cs and how they can totally change your family vacation.

And in Christmas Corner we're sharing 5 great ideas for family gifts. These are perfect for those times when you want to give a family a thank you gift or you were going to purchase gifts for each member of a family and you want to give a group gift instead.

 

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April 21, 2014 A Perfect Mother's Day ~ Guest: Doctor G

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Mother's Day is a landmine holiday. This is a day set aside to honor and celebrate the person who is usually in charge of making these kinds of plans and who wants and needs to honor and celebrate her own mother, grandmother, or mother-in-law. So what's a mom to do? Should she just kick back and enjoy the day? How can she involve the kids without having to plan it? And what if you're single or money is tight? Tough questions and we'll get real answers from Dr. G. Find out how you can celebrate, enjoy yourself, and still honor those you love.

In addition to this terrific interview we'll share some simple strategies and tips for making every day better and more fulfilling. Plus we'll pop in to Christmas Corner to find out how a little trip to WhoVille can change our holiday and other celebrations too.

Doctor G (Deborah Gilboa, MD) - Family Physician, international speaker, author and mom of four - empowers parents to raise respectful, responsible and resilient kids. Doctor G focuses on practical tools and skills, not just dishing out advice. She's the host of a new television show on WQED Pittsburgh  "iQ SmartParent!" From one minute videos on making your life easier while building kids' character to her downloadable guides(chores at every age, boundaries for tech use and more) Doctor G makes parenting more simple and more effective. Her work empowers parents; as a regular contributor to HuffPost and Your Teen magazine, as seen in Parents magazine and MSNBC.com; author of Teach Resilience: Raising Kids Who Can Launch! and Teach Responsibility: Empower Kids with a Great Work Ethic. Find her on Facebook or Twitter!

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April 14, 2014 Adios Allergies ~ Guest: Dr. Susanne Bennett

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Spring has sprung and it's time for some family fun. We'll talk about candy-free Easter fun, ideas for family fun when you don't celebrate Easter, as well as a couple tips for making family life better and easier.

Spring brings many wonderful things but it also brings seasonal allergies. Allergies, whether seasonal or chronic, can be a simple annoyance or a serious problem. Today's guest has experienced the pain and frustration a mother feels when her child's allergies are interfering with their life. Dr. Susanne Bennett has found a way out of the allergy jungle and will be sharing her experience and what she's learned about natural cures.

And in Christmas Corner we're going for broke in our series on creating a holiday you'll love that fits your family's style and budget. We're figuring out what to change and what to leave alone - and it's not what you think.

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Dr. Susanne Bennett is a holistic chiropractic physician specializing in allergies, clinical nutrition, environmental and lifestyle medicine, with an emphasis in pediatric and young adult health care. She is the author of best seller The 7 Day Allergy Makeover, a step-by-step program providing natural solutions to eliminate allergies and restore vibrant health from the inside out.

As a fifth generation Korean natural medicine physician and one of the country's leading natural allergy specialists, Dr. Susanne has been promoting natural health for over twenty-four years. She is the creator of PURIGENEX , a line of anti-aging skin care formulas and founder of the Wellness for Life Center in Santa Monica, California.

Dr. Susanne hosts the "Wellness For Life" radio show and frequently speaks to professional and consumer audiences nationwide. She has been featured in numerous publications and media outlets, including Marie Claire, US Magazine, Woman's World Magazine, OK! Magazine, American Spa Magazine, Fox News, and CBN TV. She is a major contributor for The Natural Child World Magazine and the Huffington Post.

At her Wellness For Life Center, she combines Eastern, Western, and bioenergetic modalities to treat a wide range of patients and illnesses. She is a master at facilitating healing for difficult chronic allergies. Her unique treatment system, developed through over 24 years of clinical experience and advanced study, incorporates natural and functional medicine, subtle immune system modulation and attention to toxic emotional and mental disturbances that can manifest as physical symptoms. Together these approaches enable gentle, safe, profound restoration that is tolerated by even the most sensitive patients, infants, and children.

For more information on Dr. Bennett, please visit her website at drsusanne.com

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April 7, 2014 Power of Receiving ~ Guest: Amanda Owen

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This week on Heart Filled Holidays we'll be increasing our happiness by taking care of ourselves. From sleep to Easter to crafts we have a wealth of information for making every day better.

Amanda Owen is joining us for a look at the power of receiving. We've all heard the adage that it's better to give than to receive but, in order for others to give, someone must receive. And, in order to be our best and do our best, we must be willing to receive. We'll delve into this idea of receiving, learning new concepts and new techniques from the expert. We'll find out the truth about this often overlooked but important part of a happy life.

And in Christmas Corner we'll share more ideas for great gifts kids can make with projects that will keep them occupied during those long summer months coming up.

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Amanda Owen is the author of The Power of Receiving: A Revolutionary Approach to Giving Yourself the Life You Want and Deserve (Tarcher/Penguin, 2011) and Born to Receive: 7 Steps Women Can Take Today to Reclaim Their Half of the Universe (Tarcher/Penguin, March 6, 2014)

With a background in social work and a twenty-five year practice as a counselor and consultant, Amanda has been presenting lectures and workshops since the mid-eighties.

N.Y. Times best-selling author Christiane Northrup, MD calls Amanda's power-of-receiving philosophy "brilliant, elegant, profound, and enormously practical," Maria Shriver calls her work "insightful," and Elaine Shamos, the Director of The Women's Health Resource Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center says "Amanda's presentation skills are outstanding and, most importantly, her message is life-changing."

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March 31, 2014 Money and Marriage ~ Guest: Erika Torres

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Spring is in the air and we're taking advantage of that to talk about Easter preparations. Easter entertaining can be challenging with all of the different activities vying for your attention so we'll walk through some ideas for designing an Easter celebration you'll love - and have time to enjoy. Plus we have a couple fun edible treats; one for the brunch and another for dessert.

Then Erika Torres is joining us for a chat about money and marriage. She's the author of the blog Newlyweds on a Budget where she shares her stories and what she and her husband have learned from their mistakes. Find out some simple ways to grow together as a couple as well as the 5 money habits that can ruin your marriage.

And we'll wrap things up in Christmas Corner with a guide for holiday tipping including how to avoid some sticky situations. Plus we have ideas for keeping the kids occupied during the upcoming breaks in ways that will ease your stress and add joy to your Christmas season.

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Erika Torres blogs at newlywedsonabudget.com, covering everything on marriage and finances. She and her husband have paid off $45,000 of credit card and student loan debt, and are now in the process of saving up for a house. They live in southern California.

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March 24, 2014 Joyful Change ~ Guest: Shannon Kaiser

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We have lots of great ideas in this week's show. We're talking about Easter, sleep, change, decorations, Christmas and more!

With Easter right around the corner we'll have fun exploring some fun, easy, and even tasty ideas for decorating your home and creating a fabulous brunch celebration.

Then we have happiness champion Shannon Kaiser joining us for a chat about change. Change is the one inevitable in life; sometimes dreaded, sometimes anticipated, sometimes creating joy and sometimes despair. Whether you created it or it was thrust upon you, change can be a marvelous thing. Shannon is joining us today to explore that, to find out how to embrace the change in our life and how use it to create more joy and satisfaction.

In Christmas Corner we're continuing our conversation on creating a holiday you'll love. We'll be sharing a strategy for discovering your perfect celebration.

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Shannon Kaiser has been labeled a modern thought leader on the rise by CafeTruth. She is bestselling author of Find Your Happy, an Inspirational Guide to Loving Life to Its Fullest, and a five-time contributing author to Chicken Soup for The Soul. She is an inspirational speaker, international life coach, and founder of the website PlayWithTheWorld.com which was awarded top self help and self growth websites. Her ideas have been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, Good Day New York, Inside Edition, Huff Post Live, ABC, NBC, and she is an online columnist for Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, Yahoo Voices, Examiner, and Healing Lifestyles & Spas.

She normally lives in Portland Oregon with her adventure buddy, her golden retriever, Tucker, but recently move to Hawaii, for the Spring to finish her next book Mental Makeover (Penguin Random House, out in 2015.)

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March 17, 2014 A Rich Life ~ Guest: Ruth Soukup

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Today we're talking about ways to enjoy your life to the fullest. We're looking at time, money, and how to create a joyful life without depleting either resource.

Joining us is Ruth Soukup, author of the blog Living Well, Spending Less. We'll hear about Ruth's wild spending and the toll it took on her life and her marriage. We'll find out how she overcame her spending and created a full and happy life she loves.

We'll also take a look at our time, priorities and to-do list. We'll explore ways you can create flexibility and breathing room in your life even while getting the important stuff done.

Then we'll wrap things up in Christmas Corner with strategies for designing a holiday season you'll love on the budget you're willing to spend. We'll also look at Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer's history and the real Christmas spirit behind his creation. Plus we'll share a simple, fun way to decorate the holiday table.

And we'll top it all off with a beautiful Irish blessing in honor of St. Patrick's Day.

Ruth Soukup is a writer, photographer, DIY-er, food-lover, proud wife and mama, and a child of God, saved by grace. Her passion is her family and creating a home filled with joy and purpose. Her blog, Living Well Spending Less, follows her adventure of finding the Good Life on a budget, a journey that began after her spending became so out-of-control that her marriage was on the brink of collapse. Eventually she has discovered that not only does she enjoy saving money, but that a life well lived is not about what we have, but who we are. She lives in SW Florida with her husband and two daughters.

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March 10, 2014 Crafting Calm ~ Guest: Maggie Oman Shannon

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Some of the things families want: a little peace, some relaxation, spiritual calm, and maybe some fun crafts to enjoy making or to give as gifts. This week's guest has it all covered. Maggie Oman Shannon has pulled together spiritual wisdom and the joy of crafting into her book, Crafting Calm. She combines spiritual practices from around the world with the crafting craze growing in the west to bring us the peace and calm we crave in our hectic lives.

She'll inspire us with a broad assortment of spiritual practices gathered from crafts communities around the world, as well as from everyday people who have adopted creative forms of spiritual practice. And she'll help us "tap into that deep well within ourselves where the waters of creativity, spirituality and personal identity blend and swirl." Discover the joy of making things with your hands and opening creative flow, as you relax.

Before we chat with Maggie, we'll talk about sleep deprivation and 3 ways to add a touch of spring to your life. Then we'll wrap things up in Christmas Corner with some Christmas trivia and another Fowler family homemade gift idea.

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Rev. Maggie Oman Shannon, M.A., is an interfaith minister, spiritual director, workshop and retreat facilitator, and author. In 2000, Oman Shannon founded The New Story, a coaching and consulting business focused on helping people create deeper meaning in their lives. The former editor of three national magazines, including The Saturday Evening Post, Oman Shannon also served as Director of Marketing for the Institute of Noetic Sciences. She has taught workshops at venues including California Pacific Medical Center's Institute for Health and Healing and Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, NY. Oman Shannon currently has the honor of serving as Spiritual Director of Unity Spiritual Center of San Francisco. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and daughter.

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March 3, 2014 Ditching The Standard ~ Guest: Judy Davis, The Direction Diva

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We're in for a treat! Judy Davis, The Direction Diva, is joining us to talk about her recent post on Facebook that started with a laugh and may just spark a revolution. Judy shared a comment about finding the perfect bra which created conversation about clothes, particularly bras, jeans and bathing suits, and how women struggle to find the ones that are comfortable and in which we look and feel good; not to mention the self-flagellation that can come with the process. So Judy is joining us today to talk about society's standards, our own standards, and how she went all Scarlet O'Hara on us and doesn't give a rat's tiny hiney about them anymore.

Before chatting with Judy we'll talk about the Oscars, teenagers, and share a few tips for mom. In Christmas Corner we'll wrap things up with some tips for storing those holiday treasures.

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Known by military spouses around the world as The Direction Diva, Judy Davis is a motivational speaker, lifestyle blogger, military life consultant, and author of Right Side Up: Moving Through the Emotional Side of Military Life With Strength and Joy.

Judy has been quoted, featured, and profiled in a variety of publications and interviews with Smart Money Magazine, The Dr. Laura Berman Show, Detroit Free Press, Royal Oak Tribune, US Airforce 2013 Deployment Guide and more. She is a sought after expert/guest on radio shows and events highlighting the challenges and issues facing our military families today.

Married for almost 22 years, Judy became a military spouse one day in 2008 when her husband decided to leave corporate America behind. Through her workshops, writing, and speaking, Judy strives to inspire military spouses one moment at a time.

Judy is the 2013 & 2014 Fort Carson Military Spouse of the Year and was a nominee for the national 2014 Military Spouse of the Year Award. She is very active in her local community and volunteers for multiple organizations on the installation. Judy has two grown children and currently lives in Colorado with her husband Geoff, an active duty combat engineer with the Army. They have been married for over 22 years and enjoy weekends in the mountains whenever they get a chance.

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February 24, 2014 The Joys of Gracious Living ~ Guest: Mindy Lockard

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Today we're living graciously and happily. We'll kick things off by beating the end-of-winter blues. As these final weeks of winter loom in front of us it can be hard to keep our spirits up. We have a few fun suggestions for keeping warm and having fun. Plus we'll talk about organizing and all of the amazing products out there to help us do it.

We have a special guest, Mindy Lockard, joining us to chat about etiquette and the role it has in creating a better life for us and our children. Discover the things that can help you land a job, parent better, and just simply enjoy living more. We'll especially focus on how to improve our children's lives through gracious living.

And in Christmas Corner we're taking our next step toward having the money in the bank to cover our next Christmas season along with a few helpful tips for storing wrapping paper and your favorite decorations.

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Mindy Lockard is an internationally recognized etiquette consultant and the founder of Mindy Lockard Gracious Living. Through her work, Mindy strives to uphold the values of gracious living in today's modern world. Her daily blog, The Gracious Girl, covers a wide variety of topics and ways to incorporate living graciously into our daily lives. Mindy teaches workshops on dining, personal branding and networking to colleges and universities, government agencies and private companies. Mindy has partnered with such brands as Crane & Company, TLC (the Learning Channel, Microsoft's Hotmail Share the Love Campaign, Sheaffer Pen and American Greeting. She is a regular television segment contributor for New Day Northwest in Seattle and hosts a quarterly column in Stationery Trends Magazine "What's Write".

Mindy has also been featured in print and on the web in such publications as Forbes Women's Work in Progress, Huffington Post, Instyle, People Style Watch, Real Simple, Redbook, Women's Day Magazine, Oregon Business Magazine and San Francisco's ABC 7LIVE.

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February 17, 2014 Get What You Want ~ Guest: Lisa Giruzzi

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The New Year is a time for resolutions but I want more than that for you, I want you to live a life you love every day. So we're taking a look at how to do that including a special guest, Lisa Giruzzi, who will join us for an inside look at achieving successful outcomes. Lisa has some surprising ways of looking at your life and simple solutions for getting what you want out of every area of your life.

Plus, I'll show you how to simplify your life with the Little Black Wardrobe and share another emergency meal, one of those dinners you can toss together in 10 minutes with ingredients that are easy to keep around the kitchen.

In Christmas Corner we'll deal with the overload of toys your kids received for Christmas. I know you've been tripping over them and constantly cleaning them up for the last few weeks. Today you can find out how to stop doing that and live in a clutter-free zone.

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As America's Leading Communication Authority, Lisa Giruzzi knows that effective communication is the most crucial element for success in business - and in life.

That's why she has devoted more than 25 years to helping people achieve their goals and create the life they want through effective communication.

Lisa is the author of 31 Days to Transform Your Life and co-author of the bestseller 42 Rules for Creating WE which reached #1 on Amazon in Leadership, Management, Motivation, and Organizational Behavior. And she is the co-creator of The Keys to Getting What You Want. Lisa captivates audiences with her lively, vivacious personality and powerful message on her show as well as at keynotes, presentations and workshops nationwide.

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February 10, 2014 Time Management Magic ~ Sandy Fowler

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Between the winter storms and winter germs we haven't had a normal week around our house since before Christmas. Snow days extended the Christmas break and have shown up several times since. Hubby's tutoring sessions are in constant flux because clients can't get out of their subdivisions or libraries where they meet are closed. Our baby missed a couple days of school due to some strange bug going around and, to top it off, one of our cars decided that it's just too cold to leave the garage so we've been juggling rides with one car while Tom fixes that.

I'm hearing similar stories from families all over the country. There was even an article in the paper about the weather and how it's contributing to families' crankiness. Between the cabin fever and the disrupted schedules, we're all feeling the pinch.

Today I want to share some ideas to help you move past that. We'll be kicking things off with a few ways you and your spouse can cozy up and enjoy the extra indoor time followed by some tips for creating easy yet fabulous centerpieces when you invite some friends over to break up the boredom.
Then we'll be moving into our special time management magic segment where I'll be sharing unexpected ways to create more time and less stress in your busy life.

And we'll wrap things up in Christmas Corner where I'll share another gift from our Christmas that will give you some ideas and also save you some hassle as you create handmade gifts of your own. And we'll continue our conversation about holidays and finances and how to subsidize your celebrations.

Sandy Fowler is passionate about helping women de-stress their lives. She coaches, writes, speaks and hosts a radio show all focused on weeding out stress and creating more joy. Using simple strategies and calendars as a springboard, Sandy helps women create happiness in their lives every day. She's a wife, mom and business owner whose greatest joy, next to loving her family, is seeing the women she works with find the joy they've been looking for.

Sandy is the author of Beyond Eggnog and Mistletoe, a contributing author to Living the Life of My Dreams, a co-creator of The Keys to Getting What You Want: 4 Little Known Communication Secrets, and the creator of the Calendar Magic coaching program. She's the host of the weekly radio show Heart Filled Holidays which can be heard anywhere there is internet access.

She has been quoted on Lifetimemoms.com and SheKnows.com, featured in a cover story in the Detroit Free Press Twist Magazine, published in Mompreneur magazine and the Clarkston News as well as numerous on-line newsletters and publications, and featured as an expert on The Michigan Women's Marketplace.

When she isn't speaking to women Sandy enjoys her time with family and friends. She especially loves to spend time with her husband and their two daughters camping, hiking, playing games, reading or wandering the beach where their dog can romp and run.

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February 3, 2014 Peeling Mom Off the Ceiling ~ Guest: Leslie Irish Evans

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We have lots of fun stuff to cover today from entertaining to massages to money. Kicking things off, we'll take a look at six hostess gifts inspired by the cold weather as well as a few fun ways to celebrate upcoming holidays.

Then we're moving into a girlfriend chat with Leslie Irish Evans. Leslie is a mom who has a passion for de-stressing other moms. Today she'll be talking to us about her book Peeling Mom Off the Ceiling where she lovingly calls us on our crap and then shows us how we can fix things and really, honestly, love our crazy lives.

Finally, in Christmas Corner, we'll continue our conversation about holidays and finances and how to subsidize your celebrations. Once we know how to handle the financial side of Christmas we'll peek at a few fun ideas as well.

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Leslie Irish Evans graduated from the University of Michigan with a double-major B.A. in Communication and Creative Writing. She's also a licensed massage therapist, a nationally board certified reflexologist and certified aromatherapist. Evans hosted the Seattle-based radio shows Peeling Mom Off the Ceiling and Get Touched. She blogs for The Huffington Post, and co-authored the book Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire. She enjoys mixology, reading history and biographies, and keeping tabs on her two college-aged children via social media. When she's not traveling the country in with her husband in their Airstream trailer, Evans lives on Whidbey Island in Washington's Puget Sound. 

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January 27, 2014 In-Laws' Surprising Impact on Your Marriage ~ Guest: Dr. Terri Orbuch

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Great ideas for celebrating life and love today; from the Chinese New Year to Valentine's Day to Christmas we're sharing ideas for loving your family, your spouse, and your life. Dr. Terri Orbuch is joining us to share the scientific findings about in-laws and how they affect your marriage. She'll give us the inside scoop along with tips for keeping your marriage strong in spite of or because of this relationship.

We'll also take a look at some tips for celebrating the Chinese New Year and harnessing the energy of this celebration to create a better life.

And in Christmas Corner I'll share my big moment of holiday stress when the gift idea for my hubby fell apart 3 days before Christmas. Then we'll continue our conversation about holidays and finances and how to subsidize your celebrations.

Dr. Terri Orbuch is a professor at Oakland University and a research professor at University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research. She is the project director of a NIH-funded long-term study on marriage and divorce (1986 - present). She is the author of "5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great" (Random House) and "Finding Love Again: 6 Simple Steps to a New and Happy Relationship" (Sourcebooks). Dr. Orbuch also is known as "The Love Doctor®" on radio, TV and in magazines/newspapers across the country. She is a relationship expert for OurTime.com and the host of a national public television special called, "Secrets From The Love Doctor" which aired on PBS in December 2013 and is now available on Amazon.
Visit her website at: www.DrTerriTheLoveDoctor.com.

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January 20, 2014 Clearing Life's Clutter with Feng Shui ~ Guest: Ann Bingley Gallops

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Organizing and de-cluttering tops the list for things we'd love to have if only someone would give us a magic wand to make it happen. Today we're getting inspiration and tips from Feng Shui expert Ann Bingley Gallops. We'll find out what Feng Shui is all about, what our clutter has to do with it, and some simple tips for clearing a path to the life we want.

We'll also discover some simple ways to beat the winter blues. The cold, snow, and rain are here for a while but you can embrace it and find the joy in this season. Plus we'll tackle our holiday dollars. Whether you landed in debt after last year or you need a better plan for this one, tune in for a bit of perspective and some solutions.

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Ann Bingley Gallops, owner of Open Spaces Feng Shui in Brooklyn NY, is a Feng Shui expert who helps you attract abundance, get unstuck, and create a space where you can blossom and thrive.

Ann has appeared on HGTV's popular show "Selling New York" and is the author of two books including Map Your Space To Change Your Life: A Guide To The Feng Shui Bagua. She practices Feng Shui with an MBA from Columbia University, a Practitioner's Certificate from the Western School of Feng Shui, and Red Ribbon Professional membership in the International Feng Shui Guild.

Read Ann's frequent Feng Shui updates and tips on the Open Spaces Feng Shui blog and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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January 13, 2014 Teens Training Parents ~ Guest: Margit Crane

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We're finally gaining some traction on the New Year; digging into our resolutions and finding the key to making them work without making us crazy. And speaking of things that make us crazy, we'll be talking about the parent/teenager relationship. Those dicey years when we embarass them and everyone makes each other a little crazy can be so much smoother. You can even find a way to enjoy each other again. Guest Margit Crane is sharing her expertise along with insights from her book "How to Train Your Parents in 6 1/2 Days: A Teen's Guide to Raising People You Can Live With."

In Christmas Corner we'll be talking about making the most of the post Christmas season along with a few tips for making the next one better.

  

Margit Crane, is an game-changing expert on ADHD, motivation & productivity, and learning strategies. A 35-year veteran teacher and school counselor, Margit is the author of How to Train Your Parents in 6-1/2 Days for teens & parents, and the co-author of A Year of Good-Enough Parenting. She can be reached through her website: MargitCrane.com

 

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Dec 23 - Jan 6 Christmas, New Year & Taking a Break

The Christmas season is in full swing and, just like you, I'm busily finishing work and chores and looking forward to the celebrations. As I was looking for great ideas to share with you about enjoying the Christmas holiday, getting a jump on the New Year, and also thinking about ways to unwind and get the break you need after all the hustle and bustle, I decided to run encore presentations of shows from the same time last year. There was so much great informtion to hold you steady, prep you for the New Year, and, most important, shed light on ways to relax and have fun that they just need to be shared.

December 23, 2013 A Little Break and a Little Fun

This week we're chatting about all sorts of things; enjoying the Christmas break, celebrating Boxing Day, showing a little gratitude and even savoring some chocolate. We're getting organized, relaxing, having fun and even celebrating our marriages. And we're talking about a great idea for handling all that paperwork that comes into our homes including using a simple Action File.

And in Christmas Corner we're doing a little "before and after". We're talking about what to do if you have too much left on your to-do list or if you're running behind as well as how you can enjoy your event a little bit more, and teaching your kids how to do the same. To top it all off we're looking at candle crafts that make great gifts.

It's a full hour of just you and me so we'll be diving in and having a great time!

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December 30, 2013 A Slob Comes Clean ~ Guest: Dana White

It's time to kick back, relax, regroup and get ready for the new year. We're sharing some light recipes to help us recover from the heavy holiday food and tips for making the most of our goals and resolutions.

Joining us for a chat about getting our house under control is Dana White, author of the blog A Slob Comes Clean. Dana is a bright and together woman who just felt that keeping up with the house was beyond her. Hear about her journey and tips for keeping your home rolling along.

Then visit Christmas Corner where we take stock of the past season, create a space for the new one and chat about some fun DIY and crafty decorating ideas.

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January 6, 2014 The Key to Achieving Any New Year's Resolution ~ Guest: Lisa Giruzzi

Life is full of surprises and this New Year cold snap is causing all sorts of them, including a power outage at the radio station.That means we can't run our expected show. However, last year Lisa Giruzzi gave us some great insights on New Year's resolutions while I shared tips for putting away those Christmas decorations and using your experience from this Christmas to create a great one in 2014.

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December 16, 2013 Dealing with Difficult People ~ Guest: Dr. Sherrie Campbell

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Family life is full of amazing, wonderful moments and it can also stretch you to your limits. Today we'll cover some ideas for saving time, money, and your sanity so you can enjoy it a little bit more.

Then we'll chat with Dr. Sherrie Campbell about dealing with difficult people. Whether it's at work, home, or in your community we all have to spend time with people who make our lives harder. She'll be sharing tips and strategies to help you navigate those rough waters and give you a bit of peace (actually, a lot of peace).

The Christmas countdown is winding down and the pressure can build so in Christmas Corner we'll take a look at last minute tips for a happy holiday season. We'll have tips for reducing your to-do list and getting things done faster.

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Dr. Sherrie Campbell is the author of Loving Yourself and is a licensed Psychologist with more than nineteen years of clinical training and experience. She provides practical tools to help people overcome obstacles to self-love and truly achieve an empowered life. Click here to get her free article on Five Ways to Make Love the Common Ground in Your Communication. She is a featured expert on a variety of national websites and has a successful practice in Southern California. Receive free insights from Sherrie and to be involved in her Facebook community of others looking to improve their relationships.

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December 9, 2013 A Sacred Life ~ Rivvy Neshama

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We're kicking things off today by taking care of you. We have a few suggestions for quick ways to pamper yourself, simple things you can do when you have just a few minutes. Then we're chatting with Rivvy Neshama about living a sacred life. During the Christmas season you may be seeking more peace and a greater spirituality. Rivvy shares a simple perspective on living a sacred life in her book Recipes for a Sacred Life. We'll discuss the book along with her personal experiences and revelations.

We'll wrap things up in Christmas Corner with some ideas about how to enjoy a little time with your honey during the Christmas break. We have 8 tips for couple's fun that will keep you close.

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Rivvy Neshama is a writer, editor, and longtime community organizer, whose spiritual path draws from many sources: Eastern and Western religions, Native Traditions, Sufis and shamans, and her mom. Along the way, she earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Bryn Mawr College and master's degrees in comparative literature, social work, and education.

Despite her aversion to change, Rivvy has been a teacher and social worker in Harlem, a campaign manager in Boulder, a college instructor in Queens, and a Tarot card reader at Macy's on Halloween. She was the founding development director of the Colorado-based Intercambio-Uniting Communities. And as cofounder and first director of Transportation Alternatives, an advocacy group for better bicycling, walking, and mass transit in New York City, she was profiled in Ms. Magazine.

A lifelong writer, Rivvy was first published in Story Magazine's best college writing anthology, and has since written for many national publications, including Ms., Glamour, and The New York Times. She is the author of the children's book Nat Turner and the Virginia Slave Revolt.

Rivvy lives in Boulder, Colorado, and Sag Harbor, New York, with her husband, British author John Wilcockson.

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December 2, 2013 De-Stressing Your Holiday Season ~ Guest: Liz Weiss

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The arrival of the Christmas season coincides with the arrival of the 3 banes of the holidays; stress, panic, and overwhelm. That's not what we want for your season so today we'll share ideas and tips for reducing your workload, easing the stress and replacing those with the peace, love, and joy the season is meant to hold.

Liz Weiss from Meal Makeover Moms will chat with us, sharing some ideas and tips to save you time and money this month. She'll also be sharing the new toy she and her partner-in-cooking have created to help you out.

In Christmas Corner we'll chat about holiday houseguests and what you can do to keep company from becoming a burden. Then we'll share a really cool, really easy, and very inexpensive homemade gift idea.

Join us live at Noon ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT, 5pm GMT)

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Liz' healthier sweet potato casserole: http://www.parade.com/231660/mealmakeovermoms/sweet-potato-casserole-gets-a-healthy-makeover/

The Meal Makeovers App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/meal-makeovers/id680758075?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Liz Weiss is an award-winning broadcast journalist, speaker, and spokesperson. She is the co-author of two cookbooks, No Whine with Dinner: 150 Healthy, Kid-Tested Recipes from The Meal Makeover Moms (M3 Press, 2011) and The Moms' Guide to Meal Makeovers: Improving the Way Your Family Eats, One Meal at a Time (Broadway Books, 2004).

Liz champions good nutrition on her website, MealMakeoverMoms.com. The content on her site serves as a resource for parents in search of realistic and practical ways to improve the family diet. There, they can listen to her weekly radio podcast, Cooking with the Moms, read her blog, Meal Makeover Moms' Kitchen, watch cooking videos, sign up for her free e-newsletter, and try all of her kid-friendly recipes.

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November 25, 2013 Healthy Food Happy Meals ~ Guest: Shannon Payette Seip

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As a kid, were you told not to play with your food? Today we'll find out how to turn that advice around and use it to get your kids to eat things like peas, brussel sprouts, carrots, lettuce, and even avacados. Shannon Seip will be joining us from Bean Sprouts, this magical place where children love to eat healthy food and even enjoy cooking it. Whether you're making lunch at home or going to one of their cafes, Bean Sprouts uses fresh, fun ideas that gets kids excited about good-for-you food. They make healthy eating fun so kids get excited about chowing down on mom-approved foods. And mom can enjoy a tantrum-free meal.

Before we do that we'll talk about creating interesting centerpieces and enjoying your family more, along with one tip for changing the tide of the dinner table conversation at Thanksgiving or Hanukkah.

In Christmas Corner we're talking about shopping and how use it to enhance your holiday season. We'll look at the common pitfalls along with simple solutions and a few ideas for adding some fun.

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Happy meals weren't making moms Shannon Seip and Kelly Parthen very happy. But rather than getting fed up with our fast food nation, the duo created Bean Sprouts (beansprouts.com)-a hip and healthy cafe that appeals to both kids and adults. Bean Sprouts lives by its philosoPEA of sparking children's appetites with yummy, good-for-food and delighting grown-ups with a happier mealtime.

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November 18, 2013 New Rules for Empty Nests ~ Guests: GypsyNester - Dave and Veronica James

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We're talking a lot about family. We'll kick things off with a discussion of daily rituals and how you can use them to make family life better; building stronger bonds, creating a sense of security, and even making bedtime smoother.

Then we're bringing in the GypsyNesters. David and Veronica James are more than empty-nesters; they're a couple who've decided to take life by the horns. When their kids moved out they sold their home and started traveling the country to re-connect with family and friends. Along the way they recovered from being a helicopter mom, re-discovered the couple that fell in love, learned about traveling on a budget, saw amazing sights, learned to be parents of adult children, created new traditions and a whole lot more. We'll be talking about family life when everyone leaves home, including Mom and Dad.

In Christmas Corner we'll look at gift wrapping for the holiday season; 3 Ways to Make Wrapping Easier, 3 Ways to Create Re-Usable Gift Wrap, and how you can Create Some Family Fun While Creating Gift Wrap.

  

Upon sending our youngest out into the big, wide world, we set out to break the empty nest rules by selling everything and hitting the road. To become more than empty nesters, to be gypsies, GypsyNesters! Along the way we began writing posts for our website and rediscovered the couple who fell in love years ago. We've been full-time travelers since 2008!

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November 11, 2013 Fabulous Food ~ Guests: Robin Donovan and Juliana Gallin

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This week we're talking food - amazing, beautiful food that tastes delicious and will wow your guests and family alike, but you don't have to be a gourmet chef to prepare. We are talking to Two Lazy Gourmets and learning their secrets for amazing meals anyone can cook. (Really, I even did it and I'm no gourmet!)

In addition to that we'll talk about ways to let gratitude make our life happier, fun tips for showing your spouse you care and even some quick cleaning tips.

In Christmas Corner, we'll take a look at the numbers and see what statistics can tell us about how to enjoy our holidays more - less stress and less debt (actually, let's make that no debt). Then we'll find out how to turn an old t-shirt into a great homemade gift.

  

Robin Donovan is the author of Campfire Cuisine: Gourmet Recipes for the Great Outdoors, coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Dr. Gott's No Flour, No Sugar Diet, and restaurants editor of Moon Metro San Francisco.
Her food writing has appeared on the pages of Cooking Light, Fitness, The San Jose Mercury News, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, www.Sallys-Place.com, The San Francisco Chronicle, and other popular publications.

Robin knows her way around a kitchen-and has even been known to enjoy devoting hours to creating exceedingly elaborate dishes-but with a busy writing schedule and an even busier kid, she has to rely on quick, simple recipes if she wants keep up appearances with her foodie friends.

Juliana Gallin is the poster girl for Lazy Gourmets. She loves to delight friends and family with magnificent meals, but always aims to avoid complicated, time-consuming, dish-dirtying culinary labors. Her bottom line is that she values flavor, surprise, and sophistication in her cooking, but not if it means having to miss Hoarders.

When she's not cooking effortless gourmet feasts, or writing books about how to cook effortless gourmet feasts, Juliana works as a graphic designer and produces several popular speakers' series in San Francisco, including Ask a Scientist, How-To Night, and Comedy Talks.

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November 4, 2013 Adventurous Celebrations ~ Guest: Lisa Anderson

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This week we're taking a little trip for the holidays with Lisa Anderson, author of Mom! There's a Lion in the Toilet! Lisa and her husband took their 4 kids on a 5 month tour of 6 continents. They were gone for Christmas and other important days and she'll be sharing their adventures and how they celebrated around the world.

Before we talk to Lisa we'll take a peek at some ideas for fall fun and my favorite part of November. Then, in Christmas Corner, we're looking at what to wear this holiday season as well as some gift advice.

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Lisa Anderson is a former middle school teacher, businesswoman, farmer and mother of four. In 2010-11, she and her husband of twenty years left their hectic suburban life of meetings and sports practices in exchange for a five month trip of a lifetime to all six continents, with their children leading the way. Her recent novel "Mom! There's a Lion in the Toilet" is based on her popular educational travel blog: 6 Andersons 1 World, and shares their adventures from the perspectives of each family member in a humorous true-life journey around the world.

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October 28, 2013 Celebrate Adoption ~ Guest: Karla Marie Williams

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This week we're talking about traditions and clutter, including tips from the experts. Then we'll be chatting about adoption with Karla Marie Williams. A mother of 6 adopted children, a speaker, and host of the radio show Family by Design. She's a fountain of knowledge for parents of adopted children as well as family and friends.
And finally we'll wrap things up in Christmas Corner with a simple, mess-free way to make candles and quick tips to save on holiday entertaining.

Join us live at noon ET (11 CT, 10 MT, 9 PT).

Karla Marie Williams is a passionate advocate for kids who are in need of families in the U.S. and abroad. She is a speaker, writer and radio host on adoption, foster care, children's missions and parenting. Through personal and professional experience, Karla shares inspiration, information and tough truths regarding the vast needs of children who have experienced trauma. Karla and her husband Tom live in Grand Rapids, MI where they homeschool their six precious little ones they have had the privilege of adopting. www.familybydesignadoption.com

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October 21, 2013 Two Sides of Thrift ~ LaCheryl Cillie

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Today we're wrapping up our Halloween conversation from last week. We started with simple ideas for homemade costumes you don't have to be a seamstress to make and this week we're continuing the conversation with a fun alternative to trick-or-treat that won't stress you out.

Then we'll explore luxurious living without breaking the bank. We'll be learning about this from thrift guru LaCheryl Cillie. Thrift stores, antique malls, auctions and estate sales, she's got it all covered. She'll show us how to find great deals and unique items for ourselves or to give as gifts.

We'll wrap up in Christmas Corner with another gift that tugs on the heart strings. Last week we shared an idea and this week we'll go low tech with the same concept.

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Learn more about LaCheryl at http://www.thriftstyleliving.com/

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October 14, 2013 Get Your Sexy Back ~ Guest: Dr. Jennifer Landa

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Things are heating up at Heart Filled Holidays this week as we talk to Dr. Jennifer Landa, author of The Sex Drive Solution for Women and creator of the Rewire Your Desire program, about how we can increase our energy and vitality and reinvigorate our sex life at any stage and any age. Intimacy is important in our relationships, both the emotional and the physical, and healthy relationships increase our happiness. So today we're going to the bedroom, and the kitchen and the gym, with Dr. Jen as we explore the reasons our desire may be flagging and what we can do about it.

Before Dr. Jen joins us we'll talk about some ways to celebrate Halloween that ease the busyness but increase the fun. Plus we'll pop over to Christmas Corner to get some inspiration for a gift that tugs on the heart strings.

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We're led to believe it's natural for us to lose our sex drive at a certain point, that it's part of growing older. Dr. Jen is here to tell you it's not true. Women can and should enjoy healthy, pleasurable, intimate sex at any age.

Dr. Jen is the Hormone Expert MD: Author of The Sex Drive Solution for Women (an Amazon bestseller); Creator of Rewire Your Desire, a program to help women with low sex drive get the passion back in their lives; Sexpert; Chief Medical Officer of BodyLogicMD; and an Ob/Gyn.

Dr. Jen lost her own sex drive when she was 28 years old, newly married, and just beginning her career as an Ob/Gyn. Her determination to bring it back sent her on a journey that lasted many years.

She found the answers she needed in regenerative medicine and created a framework of easy-to-follow practices that helped her, helped her patients, and is now helping women everywhere restore their energy, their health, and their sex lives.

Today Dr. Jen Landa is a forty-something wife, mother and physician whose friendly, accessible style has made her a favorite among women seeking solutions for health issues from PMS, baby blues and low libido, to hot flashes, vaginal dryness and menopausal mood swings.

Dr. Jen has been featured on Dr. OZ, Fox News with Dr. Manny Alvarez, Shape Magazine, Elle, Men'sHealth and more with her message: you CAN get your inner fire, your desire, your interest and passion for intimacy and sex back again. It will strengthen your relationship, boost your self confidence, and get you up and going.

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October 7, 2013 Kids Changing the World ~ Guest: Jan Helson

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What if you could get your kids to put their things away after school, get rid of their grumpies, and improve focus all with one 10 minute activity? It might just be a miracle. We'll be talking about this along with ways to teach your children about the joy of giving back and a fresh idea for a collective gift for an entire family on this week's show.

Our guest this week is Jan Helson. Jan has a heart for giving and she's sharing that with the world. She and her daughter Rachel are showing kids that no matter who they are or where they live, they can make a difference. Through her work with Global Game Changers and her children's website she partners with parents and schools so we can make giving part of who our kids are, not just something they do. Research shows that people are happiest when they can give to others and Jan will show us how to take our traditional ideas about charity and sharing and reshape them to let our kids discover joy as they make the world a better place.

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Mother-daughter team Jan and Rachel Annette Helson are the co-founders of Global Game Changers Children's Education Initiative, an awardwinning superhero-themed program. Their mission: Inspiring kids to make the world a better place and have fun while doing it! Through the Global Game Changers they show kids that helping others-without expecting anything in return-is what superhero fun and the joys of giving back are all about! They provide children the tools to be catalysts for change in the world by cultivating each child's personal connection to giving back with a simple equation: MY TALENT + MY HEART = MY SUPERPOWER!TM

Global Game Changers Children's Education Initiative has received many awards from the toy industry, parents, educators, book reviewers and most importantly the superhero kids themselves, including: Mom's Choice, Preferred Choice from Creative Child Magazine, Tillywig Toys Sterling Fun, and Best New Product award from Dr. Toy. Jan resides in Louisville, KY, and Rachel Annette lives in New York City. Learn more at: www.globalgamechangers.org

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September 30, 2013 Nurturing Children's Genius ~ Guest: Kristine Barnett

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Fall is here, the leaves are changing color and it's time to celebrate. We'll talk about having fun and enjoying this special time of year. Plus we'll get some tips for keeping our homes organized and running smoothly.

Then we'll talk to Kristine Barnett, the author of The Spark: A Mother's Story of Nurturing, Genius, and Autism. Kristine is a mom who bucked the experts and helped pull her son from the silence of autism to become one of the most promising physicists in history. We'll be talking to her about her story and what happens when parents encourage their children's passions instead of trying to remediate their flaws.

In Christmas Corner we're looking different, fun, and interesting ways of wrapping gifts.

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Kristine Barnett lives in Indiana with her husband, Michael, and their three sons. In 1996 she founded Acorn Hill Academy, a daycare serving local families. She and Michael currently run a charitable community center for autistic and special-needs children and their families called Jacob's Place.

"The Spark describes in glowing terms the profound intensity with which a mother can love her child."
-Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon and Far From the Tree

"The Spark is about the transformative power of unconditional love. If you have a child who's ‘different'
-and who doesn't?-you won't be able to put it down."
-Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind

"With passion and grace, Barnett covers Jake's transformation, how close he came to being ‘lost' in a special ed system focused on what children ‘can't do'. . . . This eloquent memoir about an extraordinary boy and a resilient and remarkable mother will be of interest to every parent and/or educator hoping to nurture a child's authentic ‘spark.'"-Publishers Weekly

"[A] compelling memoir . . . Jake is unusual, but so is his superhuman mom." -Booklist

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September 23, 2013 Feeling Fabulous! ~ Guest: Rochele Lawson

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This week we're sharing some quick tips for organizing and making life run smoother. We'll discover ways to save time, get help, and avoid unpleasant surprises in the morning.

Then we're talking about feeling great. Joining us is Rochele Lawson. Rochele is known as the Queen of Feeling Fabulous. She'll be sharing insights on living our lives so we are healthy and feel great. Rochele is an expert on keeping holistic health and wellness simple and will share ideas for bringing health and wellness into our lives easily.

We'll wrap things up in Christmas Corner with some ideas for making giving during the holiday season a family affair.

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Rochele M. Lawson is the creator and owner of The Health, Healing & Wellness Company, a holistic health and wellness firm. The company is located in the Central Valley of California and has been providing services to a variety of individuals and companies for the past year. Rochele Lawson prides herself on keeping holistic health and wellness "simple," by allowing her clients to relax their minds, rejuvenate their souls and bring health and wellness easily into their lives.

Prior to starting The Health, Healing & Wellness Company, Rochele worked as an ER/Trauma nurse in addition to running a highly successful telecommunications firm with her husband. It was during her tenure as an ER/Trauma nurse that she began to incorporate a more holistic health and wellness way of living into her lifestyle. After experiencing much success with her own holistic health and well-being she began to introduce the lifestyle to her husband and her children as well as family and friends. She became known as the "Holistic Nurse."

After many years of experiencing health and well-being in a holistic manner, she began to explore the idea of obtaining a more formal education in the area of Holistic Health and enrolled in a program to obtain a Master's Degree in Ayurveda Health. She has been educated regarding the science of Ayurveda and holds additional certifications in Ayurveda Body Therapies and Panchakarma. She is a certified Meditation Specialist, Stress Management Specialist and practices Yoga on a daily basis. She has also been trained in Human Design Assessment.

Rochele Lawson is a member of the California Nurses Association, The National Association of Nurses, EWomen Network and NAWBO. In additional Rochele currently sits on the Sutter Tracy Hospital Foundation Board and has served on the Sutter Tracy Hospital Board of Trustees, she is a Past President for The National Association of Woman Business Owners in Silicon Valley, member of the National Association of Female Executives, a former Rotarian, board member for the Northern California Lupus Foundation, an event chairperson for Hearts of Harvest as well as a variety of other organizations. She was recently inducted into the Cambridge's Who's Who for Entrepreneurial Excellence.

And of top of all that she is a dedicated wife and mother of two beautiful children.

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September 16, 2013 Real Moms - Real Solutions ~Guests: Daniella Knell, Judy Davis, Michelle McCullough

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Every mom and every family face challenges and have to find ways to make things work. Kids, friends, homework, dinner, work, family conflict, travel, holidays, stress, me-time, and that ever present internal tug-of-war that every mom faces. We're chatting with real moms to find out what problems they encounter. What have they done that's worked amazingly well? What have they done that's been a failure? What are their most cherished traditions? We'll talk about that and more with 3 amazing moms in a roundtable discussion.

     

Daniella Knell - Daniella is on a mission and she is Alleviating Allergy Fears One Classroom at a Time. She is an allergy educator, community advocate and mom of two children managing food, animal, medicinal and seasonal allergies. Daniella provides adult and children's allergy awareness classes, national telephone workshops, product videos and one-on-one consulting. To reach her goal of alleviating food allergy fears one classroom at a time through a positive, uplifting and partnering approach, she creates strong support networks and community advocates.   http://www.smartallergyfriendlyeducation.com/

Judy Davis - As a Motivational Speaker, Author and Blogger I LOVE sharing my life and providing support to the military community all over the world. My mission is to inspire military spouses to become stronger and more resilient "One Moment at a Time".
I understand that as a military spouse you wear many hats and no one can handle the details better than you, but if you are anything like I am, learning to balance the chaos, stress and changes that this crazy lifestyle brings can really be a challenge.
I'm here to tell you that with the right T.I.P.s [Tools, Information and Perspective] you can create a life that is stress free, empowered and rewarding. My goal is to help you learn and connect with us and our resources so that you can make the most out of this life!   http://thedirectiondiva.com/

Michelle McCullough - Marketing expert and serial entrepreneur Michelle McCullough is a sought after business strategist and speaker. She's a #1 bestselling author of The Time Blueprint fo Entrepreneurs & She's the show host for Make It Happen Radio and the creator of "The Life Balance Myth" coaching program and self-study system for entrepreneurs & professionals. Michelle believes you can grow a thriving business without sacrificing a meaningful personal life. She's been featured in numerous media outlets including entrepreneur.com, UVBQ's 40 under 40 and is the Managing Director for Startup Princess an international organization for women entrepreneurs, where they have 245,000 followers on twitter and have been featured by Forbes as one of the top 10 resources for women entrepreneurs. As a mother of two kids ages 5 and 3 she knows there's no time to mess around. It's time to Make It Happen.    http://www.speakmichelle.com/

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September 9, 2013 Life's a Party! ~ Guest: Liza Utter

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This week rocks! We're covering topics all about you: wardrobe for you, gifts for you, easy dessert solutions for you AND joyful entertaining for YOU. That's right, we're talking about how you can get the most out of your own event.

Liza Utter, America's Host, is joining us for a conversation about entertaining. This nationally acclaimed and award winning celebrity restaurateur has captured the hearts of thousands of customers, fans and viewers across the country. Now she's sharing her ideas and insights with us. From overnight guests to impromptu dinner parties to hostess gifts she's got you covered. And most important of all, she'll teach us how we can be amazing hosts while having a great time ourselves.

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The foundation of Liza's career and hosting philosophy began in France when she was just 18 years old under the wings of Claude Terrail, Paris' most elegant host and owner of the world famous La Tour d'Argent restaurant. It was there that she fell in love with the art of hosting and studied everything there was to know about dining, entertaining, and life in Paris.

After graduating from the University of Southern California, Liza opened her first fine dining restaurant in Los Angeles, La Cachette to rave reviews and awards with her partner/chef Jean Francois Meteigner, former Executive Chef at L'Orangerie. La Cachette became the darling of fine dining restaurants and was heralded as one of the top 10 restaurants in the country by Esquire magazine, Bon Appetit, Los Angeles Times, Saveur, Robb Report and Los Angeles Magazine Variety, Hollywood Reporter among many others.

With her hosting savvy and enormous following, Liza then went on to create the wildly successful Beach House restaurant in Santa Monica, where she opened with a four month waiting list, lines around the block, and off the chart reviews and proceeded to receive Zagat's 'Award of Distinction' each year since opening.

There she honed her hosting skills and expertise in food and wine, entertaining the who's who of the entertainment industry and "A" list celebrities as well as dignitaries from around the world, solidifying her status as a master host. This notoriety attracted offers to share her knowledge and skills to help people throughout the country find their hosting style with their own blend of "charm, sass, and confidence!"
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September 2, 2013 Empty Nesting ~ Guest: Lisa Wingate

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With fall schedules kicking into gear some common issues are beginning to surface and we're sharing tips for slaying those dragons before they get the best of you.

First is dinner time. Getting dinner on the table every day is a tall order and sometimes things happen: you don't have an ingredient for the dish you wanted to make, someone's schedule changed and dinner must be served earlier than planned, you won't be home to do all the prep or to get it in the oven in time, or one of the other hundred things that can derail your plans. We're sharing another Emergency Dinner solution to save you on those crazy days.

The second is communicating with your child's teacher. When your child has food allergies or special needs you can use this one idea to keep them safe and ease your worry.

And one day, all that chaos will move on and move out of your home. We have author Lisa Wingate joining us to chat about empty nesting. Lisa has said that empty nesting isn't for the faint of heart. Hear this mom's story and the lessons she's learned as she walked this path.

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When not disguised as an author, I am the mother of two sons. I wanted girls. I got boys. I never dreamed that boys could be so wonderful. But that is another story.

I can't remember a time when I didn't write. I started writing books before I started school, and I never quit writing. I had a very special first-grade teacher in Peasley School in Northboro , Massachusetts , who recognized a little ability and a lot of desire in a shy transfer student. Mrs. Krackhardt wrote on my report card that she expected to see my name in the pages of a magazine one day, and I suddenly felt incredibly special. She started reading my stories to the class, and I was hooked. I quickly discovered the joy of having an audience, and set out on many, many writing projects.Even though I always dreamed of becoming a writer, I didn't begin pursuing the goal in earnest until after college, marriage, a career as a journalist and technical writer, and then the birth of my oldest son (ordered girl, got boy, fell in love with boy).

Now I'm a magazine columnist, popular inspirational speaker and a national bestselling author of 16 books. My first mainstream novel, Tending Roses, will always be my sentimental favorite.

Learn more about Lisa and discover her novels.

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August 26, 2013 Order in the House ~ Guest: Deb Zechini

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It's back-to-school time so we're chatting about ways to de-stress this time for the kids and make it more enjoyable for all, including those scary firsts like kindergarten and college. I'll share our experience with dropping off our oldest at college.

The start of school means it's time to "up the organizational anti" in order to save our sanity so we're bringing in some expert help. Our guest, Deb Zechini, is talking to us about our lifestyle and our homes. She's a professional organizer who will help us bring some order to the chaos. From our family Command Center to our Sacred Spot she's covering it all with hints, tips, and advice for bringing the peace of organization into our lives.

And in Christmas Corner we're talking about new babies and how to capitalize on this time of year to create memories and enjoy traditions.

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I discovered my organizing talents while working my way through college as a live-in home & administrative assistant to the wife of a gospel singer. She called me "magic fingers" because she loved how I kept everything running smoothly, and I realized I loved doing it too. Thanks to her, I recognized and found confidence in my gifts.

Of course, the idea of being a full-time organizer was unheard of back then. So after college, I became a US Airways gate agent where my top priority was getting flights out on time.

But perhaps my biggest organization and time management challenges were raising my children. At one point, my four children were on three different school schedules--one in pre-school on a traditional calendar, one on track two in year-round school and twins in different classes on track four. To top it off my husband and I worked opposite schedules with no childcare or family nearby to help. Talk about a hectic life in need of organization!
While at the airlines, I launched my business in 2003 and did both jobs until August 2011, when I retired from US Airways after 26 years of service.

I absolutely LOVE what I do and especially love working with those that have ADHD. It's challenging to find the right systems to suit someone with ADHD and that's what makes organizing so rewarding. I just recently had an office manager exclaim "This is a game changer!" after customizing a work flow system for her.

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August 19,2013 Back-to-School Balance for Busy Moms ~ Guest: Leah Jantzen

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This week is all about balance. From back-to-school to the balance myth to Christmas we're covering it all!

It's back-to-school time and that means a fresh start. If you're a mom then you're likely looking forward to having more time to do the things that are important to you. We'll be talking about how to do that while avoiding the common pitfalls we tend to fall into at this time of year as well as some simple things we can do to make our life happier and more productive (yes, both at the same time!) Being aware and having a few simple strategies can save you from big mistakes and get you where you want to go this year.

We have a special guest joining us, it's Life Coach Leah Jantzen. Leah teaches women how to rock their business while rockin' their babies - and she even helps those of us whose babies are way too big to rock anymore.

I've worked with Leah before and I've listened to her radio show and I know you're in for a treat. So, unless your life is absolutely perfect as it is, I highly recommend you join us.

Leah Jantzen is a Life and Business coach who works with highly motivated, energetic, enthusiastic, creative individuals looking to make profound changes in their lives. She EMPOWERS her clients to reach new heights with their God given abilities and talents. Leah dramatically expands her clients' vision of what's possible. Her clients live bigger and experience higher levels of personal and professional success.

Leah received her professional training through Coach University, a worldwide leader in coach training. Leah also holds a Masters Degree in Counseling and a graduate certificate in Educational Leadership and Supervision from Long Island University at C.W. Post College. Before starting her coaching business, she was a guidance counselor for 12 years in her hometown on the North Shore of Long Island.

Leah spends her free time chasing her two pre-school age sons, keeping up with her precocious nine year old daughter and snuggling with her one year-old baby girl. She and her husband Michael enjoy watching sports together and can be found cheering on the local New York sports teams. Leah is an avid tennis player, runner and Crossfit junkie-perfect outlets for her competitive spirit. Leah lives in Setauket, New York a small hamlet on the north shore of Long Island, and especially enjoys the beautiful summer months on the beach.

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August 5, 2013 Girlfriend Advice ~ Guest: Debba Haupert

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Today's show is an encore presentation of a favorite episode, all about friendship. We're kicking things off with some fun including six ways to celebrate with your girlfriends.

Then we'll be chatting with Debba Haupert about happiness, stress, and friendship. Debba is the founder of Girlfriendology. She's an expert on building, sustaining and enjoying our female friendships and letting those friendships enrich our lives. She'll be sharing her wisdom, insight and strategies with us so we can relax, learn and have fun.

In Christmas Corner we're talking about gifts, family, and gift wrap. We have some simple directions for making a cinnamon stick candle as well as a tip for giving handmade gifts without having to make them yourself. Plus we'll talk about one thing you can do now to have a better Christmas.

  

Where would we women be without our girlfriends? That's a question that DEBBA HAUPERT doesn't want to know! Since 2006, Debba has pursued her dream of bringing inspiration, appreciation and celebration of female friendship to women through her online community for women - GIRLFRIENDOLOGY.com. Interviews with inspiring women, blogs filled with girlfriend advice and inspiration, girlfriend gifts and more can be found on this all positive, supportive, encouraging site. Through this online community as well as growing women's communities on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, Debba inspires thousands of women every day to make time for the one relationship that makes women healthier, happier, less stressed, live longer and feel more beautiful. Debba believes that life really is better together with your girlfriends!

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August 5, 2013 Toddler Instructions ~ Guest: Blythe Lipman

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Simplicity seems to be the buzzword of the day, but can it backfire? Can paring down your life actually make it more difficult? We'll take a look at simplification and when more is better. Then we'll chat with baby and toddler expert, Blythe Lipman. The toddler years are exciting and amazing but can be hair-raising as well. Blythe's work is focused on helping parents enjoy these years while still teaching their children. Get her insights, hints, tips and inspiration for handling common problems.

In Christmas Corner we're finding out what you can do right now to slow down your holidays, making them less busy and less stressful. Hint: it doesn't involve to-do lists, shopping or any other holiday tasks. Then we'll take a peek at ideas for creating homemade gifts.

Blythe has taken care of over 1000 babies in the past twenty-five years.

Meeting her first baby when she was eleven years old, Blythe has continued her life-long love for babies.

She worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Boston as a volunteer while attending Boston University.

Blythe is the president of Baby Instructions in Scottsdale, Arizona. She has set up infant rooms with turn-key operations in many preschools throughout the country.

She works extensively with new parents, providing seminars, tips and daily phone calls of reassurance. Blythe presents workshops sharing her expertise and easy-to-use tips to make those first years the easiest and best! Her parent books have won numerous awards of recognition.

Blythe has two grown children and lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with her partner, Gary and her dogs, Lucy and Desi.

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July 29, 2013 Sleep, Weight, Stress, and Libido Solutions ~ Guest: Dr. Sara Gottfried, M.D.

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One of the biggest complaints from women everywhere is that they don't get enough sleep and don't feel rested. It's no surprise when you look at our lifestyles. But even when we make the effort and implement some of the commonly suggested solutions it doesn't always work. Dr. Sara Gottfried knows why and she'll be sharing that information along with real tips and strategies that actually work. And the bonus is that she'll address energy, mood, and weight at the same time.

We'll also share tips from the experts on taking better photos, refute some common wisdom, and talk about why it's okay for kids to be unhappy about chores.

And in Christmas Corner we're talking about gifts for grandparents.

Join us live at noon ET (11am CT, 10 am MT, 9am PT)

Sara Gottfried, M.D. is a natural hormone expert, Harvard-educated physician, keynote speaker and author of The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep, Sex Drive and Vitality Naturally with The Gottfried Protocol (Simon & Schuster, 2013). For the past 20 years, Dr. Gottfried has been dedicated to helping women feel at home in their bodies with natural hormone balancing. After graduating from the physician-scientist training program at Harvard Medical School and MIT, Dr. Gottfried completed her residency at the University of California at San Francisco, where she still teaches medical students. She is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, a teacher of the adjunct faculty at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and a mentor to medical students in her virtual medicine practice and online learning center, The Gottfried Institute. She is is regularly featured in magazines such as O Magazine, Glamour, and Yoga Journal, and TV including The Ricki Lake Show and 20/20.

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July 22, 2013 The Art of Money ~ Guest: Bari Tessler

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Life is good and summer is just meant to be savored. We'll share ideas for enjoying the summer and finding fun in your own backyard. Plus we'll have a tip or two for a cool summer treat along with some tips that were shared during our last mom chat.

But life doesn't always go the way we want and money can often times be at the root. Stress, arguments, guilt, these are just a few of the negative impacts of money in our life. And when we search for solutions we find a slew of financial information about budgets and money management. But sometimes the problem isn't a lack of knowledge or self-discipline. And that's where we're going with today's guest. Bari Tessler is a financial therapist, coach, and even a mompreneur, so she "gets" all the family issues too. We'll be chatting about money shame, money healing, and we might even find out about dates, chocolate, and what they have to with money too.

And in Christmas Corner we'll share tips for quick cleaning during the busy holiday season.

Join us live at noon ET (11am CT, 10 am MT, 9am PT)

   

Bari Tessler, M.A. is a Financial Therapist, Mentor Coach, Mama and Chocolate Lover.
She is the founder of The Art of Money, (formerly Conscious Bookkeeping), which integrates Money Healing, Money Practices, and Money Visioning. Bari holds a Masters in Somatic Psychology from Naropa University. Steeped in the body-centered therapy field for over a decade, Bari then fell in love with bookkeeping systems and money consciousness work. Her method evolved through the integration of these two bodies of work, and she is now leading a global conscious money movement. She offers her signature year-long program, The Art of Money as well as private Financial Therapy + Mentor Coaching for women, couples, and creative-preneurs. To learn more get Bari's complimentary "You + Money Starter Kit" visit http://baritessler.com

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July 15, 2013 Christmas in July ~ Sandy Fowler

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It's all about you! That's the truth and we'll explore why as we kick off our Christmas in July show and special celebrations. Then we'll dig into the 3Cs of having a better Christmas this year and what you can do right now to ensure a happier holiday season. And we'll cap things off with ideas for your Christmas in July party. From food to games to decorations, we'll bring cold weather fun into the heart of summer.

Sandy Fowler is passionate about helping women de-stress their lives. She coaches, writes, speaks and hosts a radio show all focused on weeding out stress and creating more joy. Using simple strategies and calendars as a springboard, Sandy helps women create happiness in their lives every day. She's a wife, mom and business owner whose greatest joy, next to loving her family, is seeing the women she works with find the joy they've been looking for.

Sandy is the author of Beyond Eggnog and Mistletoe, a contributing author to Living the Life of My Dreams, a co-creator of The Keys to Getting What You Want: 4 Little Known Communication Secrets, and the creator of the Calendar Magic coaching program. She's the host of the weekly radio show Heart Filled Holidays which can be heard anywhere there is internet access.

She has been quoted on Lifetimemoms.com and SheKnows.com, featured in a cover story in the Detroit Free Press Twist Magazine, published in Mompreneur magazine and the Clarkston News as well as numerous on-line newsletters and publications, and featured as an expert on The Michigan Women's Marketplace.

When she isn't speaking to women Sandy enjoys her time with family and friends. She especially loves to spend time with her husband and their two daughters camping, hiking, playing games, reading or wandering the beach where their dog can romp and run.

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July 8, 2013 The Summer of Clean ~ Dana White

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Do you ever feel inadequate as a mom? Do you look around and wonder how everyone else gets it all done or feel guilty about the meals your putting on the table or worry about letting your kids make their own choices? If you've ever experienced any of this you'll want to hear our conversation about motherhood and your ability to do it well.

Dana White is back! After sharing her secrets for overcoming her "slobbification" now she's back to tell us how she keeps it all going during the summer AND how to teach our kids to help. No more avoiding having company because you can't keep the house clean. No more embarrassment when someone shows up unexpectedly. And, believe it or not, the kids can do some of it for you after using Dana's tips for teaching them how to clean.

And in Christmas Corner we'll talk about turning trash into treasure you can give as gifts so you can keep more cash in your pocket and still give great presents.
Join us live at noon ET (11 CT, 10 MT, 9 PT).

   

Dana White is the author of the blog, A Slob Comes Clean, and several e-books including 28 Days to Hope for Your Home and Teaching Kids to Clean. She shares home management tips and tricks that work in real life. Her blog is a safe place for others to know that they are not alone in their housekeeping struggles, to gain hope that they too can change, and to learn from someone who understands the unique workings of a Slob Brain. And she's funny.

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July 1, 2013 Family Adventure ~ Guest: Lisa Anderson

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Summer makes me think of excitement and fun which is perfect for this week's episode. We'll be chatting with Lisa Anderson about her family's round the world journey. Yes, she and her husband packed up their 4 children and visited 6 continents in 5 months. It was a once-in-a-lifetime trip and we'll get all the outrageous details.

We'll talk about summer crafts, girlfriend get-a-ways, and some fun ideas for your Christmas-in-July party.

Join us at noon ET (11CT, 10 MT, 9 ET) and share your ideas and questions on our social media or email.

   

Lisa Anderson is a former middle school teacher, businesswoman, farmer and mother of four. In 2010-11, she and her husband of twenty years left their hectic suburban life of meetings and sports practices in exchange for a five month trip of a lifetime to all six continents, with their children leading the way. Her recent novel "Mom! There's a Lion in the Toilet" is based on her popular educational travel blog: 6 Andersons 1 World, and shares their adventures from the perspectives of each family member in a humorous true-life journey around the world.

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June 24, 2013 Moms Thriving with ADD ~ Guest: Margit Crane

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This week we're talking about some of the challenges of family life and looking at tips and ideas for making life easier. Starting with the family dinner table, we'll talk about 10 conversation starters that can bring on not only conversation but laughter as well as insights into your family. Then we'll share a simple strategy to make cleaning easier.

Life isn't always smooth sailing and living with ADD/ADHD can add to the challenges. Coach Margit Crane will be joining us to share her personal stories as well as tips, strategies and ideas for making it easier to run a household and enjoy your life. If you're a mom with ADD, or living with someone with ADD, this is a must listen.

Then we'll take our weekly visit to Christmas Corner where we'll take a look at alternative gifts for kids that will let you make over your holiday gift giving. And if we have time we'll talk about cool things to eat at your Christmas in July party.

   

Step-mom and Family Coach, Margit Crane is passionately devoted to making growing up much easier for families, particularly those with ADHD kids & parents! A former middle and high school teacher and counselor, Margit is the Moms Choice Award®-winning author of the family-friendly, delightfully funny How to Train Your Parents in 6 1/2 Days, available on Amazon.com and on her websites. Margit Crane has been featured in Seattle's Child magazine and Parent Map, as well as on Chat With Women radio and KOMO news radio. You can follow Margit on her weekly online show, Good-Enough Parenting Radio, and on Facebook and Twitter.

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June 17, 2013 Makeover Madness ~ Guest: Mayna Sgaramella McVey

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You've seen the makeover shows where they style someone's hair and tweak her makeup, well today we're focusing on giving you the tools to give your life a makeover, starting with your house and moving on to the family dinner, adding peace and order to your world.

Then we'll interview Mayna Sgaramella McVey, the owner of Closet Fly. Mayna is sharing tips and advice that will help you work over your wardrobe so you can de-clutter your closet and boost your image all at once. You'll be able to save time, money, and energy while looking fabulous - and I'm all for that!

And in Christmas Corner we're going to make over your holiday by sharing alternative ideas for gifts for kids. 

   

Mayna Sgaramella McVey is a Wardrobe Consultant, Speaker, and owner of Closet Fly, specializing in educating men and women on how to maintain a wardrobe that works for their lifestyle. She believes you can look amazing, even through life's transitions, at any size, shape, or budget. Through in-home wardrobe consults, body type and color analysis, shopping and coordinating services, Mayna's clients feel empowered with knowledge on how to look their best and feel more confident. Before starting Closet Fly in 2005, Mayna worked as a business consultant helping Fortune 500 companies get results, and applies this training to her business today. She shares valuable fashion advice by speaking at seminars and workshops to help companies represent a more professional image. Mayna has also received training from expert stylist Stacy London of the popular TV show "What Not To Wear". She has been volunteering for the YWCA's Dress For Success Seattle for over seven years and served on Fashion Group International's board of directors. It is her belief that every day we are sending a message to the world through our appearance, so why not put some intention behind that message and use your image as a tool to looking your best.

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June 10, 2013 Celebrating Summer! ~ Guest: Jennifer Tetreault

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Gearing up for a fabulous summer! First we'll chat about graduation, "free lunches", and what they have to do with happiness along with ideas for Father's Day. Then we have a great guest, Jennifer Tetreault who is the creative mind behind the blog Passion for Parties where she shares her fun ideas for family gatherings, kids' birthdays and more. She'll be joining us for a chat about summer celebrations; BBQ, 4th of July, camping, kids' parties, and parent party ideas.

We'll wrap things up in Christmas Corner with tips for setting a festive table that you can use for the holidays or any time of year. Plus we'll take a peek at a fun and festive technique for wrapping gifts.

   

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Hi!
I'm Jennifer, the girl behind Passion-for-Parties.com.

In addition to being the party girl, I'm also a wife to an amazing man, and a mom to our four incredible kids.

Throwing parties and entertaining are my passions.

Creating, designing, and inspiring are what I enjoy most, and Passion-for-Parties is where I get to let it all shine.

After throwing lots of big shindigs and creating countless cakes, I've kind of become the go-to girl for all things party and cake related, which is how my business came to be.

In addition to providing fun, unique party ideas for all ages, I also now offer custom printable party packages in our brand new stationery shop.

I hope that you'll pay both the shop and the website a visit, I hope you enjoy what you discover, and most of all, I hope you find yourself inspired!

Happy Celebrating!
Jen

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June 3, 2013 Family Peace ~ Guest: Lori Petro

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One of the most coveted things in family life is a peaceful home, not always in the sense of quiet but in our relationships. We want our children to behave and to do what's necessary and what's right, and we don't want a lot of friction. Lori Petro is brilliant at giving us exactly what we want, it just might happen in a way you never expected. She'll be chatting with us about building a relationship with your kids that allows peace in your home and changes your child's behavior.

We'll also be chatting about graduation including some fun gifts to give the graduate. And we'll wrap up the show with a fresh idea for an advent calendar.

Join us for ideas, inspiration, and conversation designed to make your life better for holidays and every day.

   

Lori Petro is a Mom, Child Advocate, Speaker and Educator. After an emotionally challenging childhood and a personal journey of healing, Lori set out on a mission to change the way we speak to each other. She founded TEACH through Love to raise the global awareness of verbal and emotional abuse through parent-teacher education and media advocacy.

Gifted with an intuitive ability to see beyond the surface conflicts that plague our relationships with others, Lori brings to light what's really going on behind behavior. She hosts online classes, private sessions and is a frequent guest at professional development events and conferences nationwide. As a parent educator, Lori stands firm in her belief that children can be raised without fear and punishment and she is committed to showing adults how to increase cooperation and respect by looking beyond behavior and putting the relationship first.

 

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May 20, 2013 Forget About Life Balance ~ Guest: Anne Pillsbury

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Today's show we'll kick things off with tips for writing thank you notes and observations about screens in our lives. And we'll wrap things up in Christmas Corner with 5 more tips for a Frugal Christmas and a great gift idea.

Sandwiched in between, where all the best stuff is like the middle of an oreo or the center of a pasczki, we have Anne Pillsbury. Anne is a change catalyst for moms, someone who helps you when you're ready for the next chapter in your life, even if you don't know what that looks like. And she's joining us today to talk about why we should give up on the notion of life balance. We hear it everywhere, find balance! But Anne says no and we'll find out why as well as what to do instead.

   

Anne Pillsbury is the change catalyst moms call when they know they're ready for their next chapter, even if they don't know what that looks like. A mother of four who has learned to navigate overwhelm and find joy and resilience amid the chaos, she helps others do the same through her coaching. Coming as she does from Minneapolis' prominent Pillsbury family, Anne has developed ways of helping women find their power when family money or their husband's success makes their own relationship with work, money, and power complicated or confusing. Get her beautiful and inspiring Authentic Mother's Manifesto and other resources at http://www.annepillsburycoaching.com .

Get Anne's Emergency Resilience Cheat Sheet  

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May 13, 2013 Rejuvenating Yourself ~ Guest: Karen Rachel Brody

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On today's show we're exploring rest & rejuvenation. Sleep can be elusive to women and yet it's one of the aspects of a woman's life that can have a great impact. Karen Rachel Brody, founder of the BOLD Movement and creator of BoldAction.org, will join us to share her innovative solution to this pervasive problem.

In addition to Karen's insights we will talk about getting organized and bust the myth that can stop you before you even get started. We also have ideas for fun and easy gift wrap and a way you can be financially savvy while having fun and giving great gifts.

   

Karen Rachel Brody is a visionary, mother, and founder of the BOLD movement including The BOLD Method and BOLDnap, a 40-Day yoga nidra nap program. She is also the playwright of Birth, a critically acclaimed globally produced play on childbirth that has raise over $250,000 to improve maternity care.

Karen has been a women's empowerment coach for decades working globally with women's groups. In addition to being well-known as a leader in the childbirth movement, she is an emerging voice and activist on the importance of deep rest and sleep through BOLD's yoga nidra nap program. She recently hosted the World Sleep Summit for Women's Health and Power in March of this year interviewing sleep experts and supporting participants with free naps. Karen combines both women's intuition and yogic principles, to lead the way in supporting women to mindfully manage their fatigue and burnout with modern-day tools.

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May 6, 2013 Securing Mom's Oxygen Mask ~ Guest: Leslie Irish Evans

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As we kick off the month of May we're sharing all sorts of tips, tricks, and stories for moms. From 3 ways to bring spring into your home to looking at how money CAN buy happiness we're covering it all. Then Leslie Irish Evans will make you gasp and laugh as you discover the madness behind mommy self-care. Leslie is a self-described smart aleck who specializes in helping moms learn how to take care of themselves in the midst of taking care of their families. She'll be joining us for some frank conversation about the reality of self-care as well as a chat about her Touch Manifesto.

And we'll wrap things up in Christmas Corner with ideas you can use all year round.

   

Leslie Irish Evans is an author, speaker, and self-care genius who encourages stress-bunnies of all shapes and sizes to "secure your own oxygen mask before assisting others". A Huffington Post blogger, she is also the co-author of Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire and the author of the upcoming Peeling Mom Off the Ceiling. For a free copy of her gorgeous e-booklet The Touch Manifesto, go to http://www.leslieirishevans.com.

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April 29, 2013 A Perfect Mother's Day ~ Guest: Doctor G.

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Mother's Day is a landmine holiday. This is a day set aside to honor and celebrate the person is usually in charge of making these kinds of plans and who wants and needs to honor and celebrate her own mother, grandmother, or mother-in-law. So what's a mom to do? Should she just kick back and enjoy the day? How can she involve the kids without having to plan it? And what if you're single or money is tight? Tough questions and we'll get real answers from Dr. G. Find out how you can celebrate, enjoy yourself, and still honor those you love.

In addition to this terrific interview we'll share some simple strategies and tips for making every day better and more fulfilling. Plus we'll pop in to Christmas Corner to find out how a little trip to WhoVille can change our holiday and other celebrations too.

Doctor G (Deborah Gilboa, MD) - Family Physician, international speaker, author and mom of four - empowers parents to raise respectful, responsible and resilient kids. Doctor G focuses on practical tools and skills, not just dishing out advice. She's the host of a new television show on WQED Pittsburgh  "iQ SmartParent!" From one minute videos on making your life easier while building kids' character to her downloadable guides(chores at every age, boundaries for tech use and more) Doctor G makes parenting more simple and more effective. Her work empowers parents; as a regular contributor to HuffPost and Your Teen magazine, as seen in Parents magazine and MSNBC.com; author of Teach Resilience: Raising Kids Who Can Launch! and Teach Responsibility: Empower Kids with a Great Work Ethic. Find her on Facebook or Twitter!

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April 22, 2013 High on Life ~ Guest: Audra Erwin

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This week we're creating a happier, easier life. We're kicking things off with tips for menu planning and a few tips for handling graduation. Then we'll be chatting with Audra Erwin. Audra is the High on Life Coach and the host of The Happy Hour radio show. She'll be sharing secrets for getting more joy out of life with less effort and less stress.

We'll wrap things up with Christmas Corner where we're sharing a really simple idea for giving that you can use all year round, do on your own, with your kids or with a group. Plus I'll tell you how we're going to give you a better Mother's Day.

Audra Erwin, The High on Life Coach, Speaker, Writer, Author and Radio Show Host. A Native of Brevard County, Florida, Audra Erwin is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and a Registered Corporate Coach (RCC) through the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches.

She is a graduate of Anthony Robbins Mastery University and is a National Radio Personality on the Rockstar Radio Network with her show, "The Happy Hour"," Fridays at Noon EST. As a result of her witty personality and zest for life, Audra is appropriately known as The High on Life Coach.

She passionately encourages others to embrace their own unique qualities and to live a self-approved life. Audra supports her clients throughout the process of moving beyond the "status quo" toward creating and living the life of their dreams.

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April 15, 2013 Play Your Way to Happiness ~ Guest: Shannon Kaiser

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Graduation, prom, really cool cupcakes, and the thing you need to stop doing. Plus a great conversation with Shannon Kaiser on fear, guilt, and finding happiness through the simplicity of play.

This week's show is geared toward helping you make memories and enjoy them as we explore a variety of topics and get Shannon's tip for making all of it better.

And in Christmas Corner we've got The Christmas Pickle and Gifts for Grandparents.

Don't miss a single tip or a fabulous story. Join us live at noon ET (11 CT, 10 MT, 9 PT) on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com

   

Shannon Kaiser has been labeled a modern thought leader on the rise by CafeTruth. She is the author of Find Your Happy, an Inspirational Guide to Loving Life to Its Fullest, and a four-time contributing author to the International best-selling book series Chicken Soup for The Soul. She is an inspirational travel writer, motivational speaker, life coach, graphic designer, marketing professor and the founder of the popular website PlayWithTheWorld.com. Her ideas have been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, Good Day New York, Inside Edition, Huff Post Live, KATU AM Northwest, and she is an online columnist for MindBodyGreen, Huffington Post, Yahoo Voices, Examiner, and Healing Lifestyles & Spas.

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April 8, 2013 90 Seconds to a Better Life ~ Guest: April O'Leary

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Think stress is bad for you? Think again. This Monday I'll be sharing my unusual views on stress along with a game you can play to make it work for you.

This week's guest is April O'Leary, a woman who changed her life 90 seconds at a time. This isn't about getting organized or managing your life in small chunks, rather it's about understanding our body's chemistry and how to use it to handle difficult moments and undesirable actions. Hear April's amazing story and find out how to harness the power of those 90 seconds for yourself.

In Christmas Corner you'll find out how to double the joy you get from pampering yourself.

Join us live at noon ET (11 CT, 10 MT, 9 PT).

   

April O'Leary, B.A. Ed. is a Certified Master Life Coach, author and Founder of the University of Moms and mother of 3. She enjoys helping busy moms build stronger, more peaceful relationships at home through personal coaching and virtual courses. As a formerly frustrated mother, April developed a system through trial and error in her home to diffuse conflict, chaos and anger in just 90 seconds which she shares in her first book Ride the Wave: Journey to Peaceful Living. April is also the co-author of Focus on You: Your Needs Matter Too a 6 lesson home study course which teaches you how to alleviate guilt in taking care of yourself and find a reasonable way to put yourself and your needs back on the priority list, even while taking care of your children. April spends most of her time working with private clients, speaking to groups, volunteering at her children's school and enjoying her family. She currently resides in southwest Florida and enjoys lots of sunny days year round.

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April 1, 2013 Wrap It Up ~ Guest: Melody Miller

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We're going to have some fun this week, starting with your family dinners. We have ideas to make the family table easier and more fun. You'll get topics to talk about along with a couple conversation-starter questions you can use. Plus Sandy's sharing one of her Emergency Meals that you can use for last minute dinners.

Melody Miller is joining us to add some fun to our gift wrap. She'll be sharing ideas from her book Ruby Star Wrapping: Creating Packaging to Reuse, Regive, and Relove where she inspires you to think resourceful, think reusable, think unusual when it comes to gift packaging. She'll show you how to raid the pantry for boxes, use old linens, and make beautiful accessories out of fabric and paper scraps. You'll learn how to create beautiful, reusable packaging from the common materials in your home.

And in Christmas Corner we'll be looking at ways to give special gifts by thinking local.

Join us live at noon ET (11 CT, 10 MT, 9 PT).

   

Melody Miller has been designing the Ruby Star fabric lines for Kokka since 2010, with her sixth collection, Ruby Star Polka Dot, arriving in stores this May. Her book Ruby Star Wrapping, written with co-author Allison Tannery, is a complete guide to creative, resourceful, and reusable gift packaging.

Melody lives in Atlanta, in picturesque and historic Grant Park with her husband and two children. She loves vintage design, flea markets, her converse sneaks and margaritas. Most times, in moderation.

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March 25, 2012 Upcycle Your Life ~ Guest: Cristin Frank

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This week we're covering clutter, Easter, spring, food and decorating. We have some yummy ideas for Easter brunch as well as tips for getting the most out of your life experiences.

Cristin Frank is joining us for a conversation about upcycling our life. She's the author of Living Simple, Free & Happy: How to Simplify, Declutter Your Home, and Reduce Stress, Debt & Waste. and the creator of www.eveofreduction.com where she shows us how to live a lifestyle of reducing waste - like money, time, talent and resources. We'll hear her story and find out how to recycle and repurpose to celebrate and decorate in a way that reduces stress and waste, and increases thoughtfulness and discovery.

And in Christmas Corner we're talking about keepsakes and how you can give interesting and unique gifts to people based on those special items they have tucked away.

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Cristin Frank is the author of the popular upcycling blog EVEofREDUCTION.com and the debut DIY lifestyle book, Living Simple, Free & Happy: How to Simplify, Declutter Your Home, and Reduce Stress, Debt & Waste. Cristin's message is clear, use your talent and resources to set goals, limit frivolous spending and take back your free time. Her book features 10 furniture upcycling tutorials and the guidance to regain control over your time, money and home.

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March 18, 2013 The Good Life ~ Guest: Amy Allen Clark

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The Good Life, it's what we all want and we have different thoughts about why we don't have it or when we can have it. Amy Clark is defying those thoughts and showing us how we can have it right now, regardless of circumstances. She'll be challenging our thinking and showing us how we can love our life right here, right now, and even do it on a budget. From delicious meals to a clean home to fabulous family celebrations, she has it all covered. We'll hear her story and pick her brain for terrific ideas we can use in our families.

While we're enjoying our life we'll share a few tips for enjoying the month of March and our Easter celebrations plus we'll hop on over to Christmas Corner and peek at an old Christmas tradition.

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Amy Allen Clark is the Founder & Creator of the MomAdvice.com community where she shares advice on parenting, money-saving ideas, recipes, and organizing solutions for parents. She has been featured in Redbook Magazine, Parenting Magazine, Parents Magazine, New York Times, Ladies Home Journal, & All You Magazine. The site has been growing strong for over six years now, an unexpectedly wonderful adventure that has brought many fun opportunities for Amy and her family. No accolades could hold a candle to her favorite job... the unbelievable notoriety of being the mom to her two amazing children and wife to her supportive web designing husband.

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March 11, 2013 The Six O'clock Scramble - Guest: Aviva Goldfarb

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What's the craziest part of the day for most moms? Dinnertime! The kids need help with homework, everyone is clamoring for food, parents are getting home from work, and you're trying to get a healthy meal on the table. It's hectic, chaotic, and stressful. Aviva Goldfarb knows that, in fact she calls it The Six O'clock Scramble and she has solutions. She'll be sharing them on the air to help make our lives calmer, easier, and healthier.

In addition to our chat with Aviva, we'll be sharing a Simple Strategy for making your to do list easier to manage and a little info about how email affects your life. And in our weekly trip to Christmas Corner we'll meet Bob, and find out what he has to do with Santa.

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Aviva Goldfarb is a family dinner expert who helps busy parents let go of all the stress at 6:00 and bring joy and good nutrition back to the dinner table. She is a mother of two and the author and founder of The Six O'Clock Scramble, www.thescramble.com, an online dinner planning system and cookbook (St. Martin's Press, 2006), and is author of "SOS! The Six O'Clock Scramble to the Rescue: Earth Friendly, Kid-Pleasing Meals for Busy Families" (St. Martin's Press, 2010), which was named one of the best cookbooks of 2010 by on the Washington Post . She is also a weekly contributor to the Kitchen Explorers blog on PBSparents.org, and often appears on television, radio, and in magazines such as O, The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Working Mother, Kiwi, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Prevention, and many others.

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March 4, 2013 Tips for Tricks for Smoother Days ~ Sandy Fowler

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Today is a full hour of tips, tricks and info. It'll just be you and me and we're covering De-cluttering the Kitchen, Secrets to Planning a Last Minute Celebration, Working Mom Solutions for Emergency Childcare, Cold and Flu Tips, Taking the Stress Out of Meal Planning, Elf on the Shelf and more. Listen in for one of my Simple Strategies as well as fresh ideas and timely solutions to everyday concerns.

Sandy Fowler is passionate about de-stressing lives. From the tips she shares on her radio show to the activities in her new book, Sandy is always focused on helping women weed out stress and create more joy. She has experienced the transformation from being a worn out wife, mom, and business owner, running every day like a gerbil on a wheel and going to bed with a to-do list as long as her arm and a guilt trip the size of the state of Michigan to living an exciting life filled with time with her family and the things she enjoys most.

She's the author of Beyond Eggnog and Mistletoe: Creating a Stress Free Holiday Season You'll Love, a contributing author to Living the Life of My Dreams, a co-creator of The Keys to Getting What You Want: 4 Little Known Communication Secrets, and the creator of the Calendar Magic coaching program. She's the host of the weekly radio show Heart Filled Holidays which can be heard anywhere there is internet access.

She has been quoted on Lifetimemoms.com and SheKnows.com, featured in a cover story in the Detroit Free Press Twist Magazine, published in Mompreneur magazine and the Clarkston News as well as numerous on-line newsletters and publications, and featured as an expert on The Michigan Women's Marketplace.

When she isn't speaking to or coaching women, Sandy enjoys being with family and friends. She especially loves to spend time with her husband and their two daughters camping, hiking, playing games, reading or wandering the beach where their dog can romp and run.

For more resources and information about Sandy Fowler visit Sandy's website at http://sandyfowler.com

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February 26, 2013 Fun with Food Allergies ~ Guest: Daniella Knell

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In this day and age so many of us deal with dietary restrictions and food allergies. The issues can be serious but they shouldn't stop us from celebrating and having fun. Daniella Knell, owner of Smart Allergy-Friendly Education is joining us to take a look at how we can get out, have fun, and entertain those with food restrictions. From suggestions for serving up allergy-friendly treats in the classroom to moving past the fear of letting someone else watch your allergic child to adding fun to the food at any celebration, Daniella has your back. Tune in for her upbeat and helpful tips.

Of course we'll talk about a simple strategy for making life easier, better and save you time in the process as well as our weekly trip to Christmas Corner where we're looking at a simple alternative to place cards.

Join us live at noon ET (11 CT, 10 MT, 9 PT).

I am an allergy educator, community advocate and mom of two children managing food, animal, medicinal and seasonal allergies. I provide adult and children's allergy awareness classes, national telephone workshops, product videos and one-on-one consulting.My goal is 'alleviate food allergy fears one classroom at a time' through a positive, uplifting and partnering approach. The strong support networks and community advocates this provides are invaluable.

My personal exposure to allergies involved my yearly childhood run-ins with poison ivy.

With this limited exposure, I was little prepared for the changes which came in 2003. Little did I know the impact dairy-based yogurt could have when smeared all over a tiny, innocent face. Hives were everywhere.

From that moment forward, my dedicated passion has been to take the fear out of managing food allergies through increased education and a motivational attitude.

At Smart Allergy~Friendly Education, my goal is to make your personal journey easier by realizing the vast resources available to you, such as:

  • food and non-food products
  • books
  • educational tools and ideas
  • recipes
  • community building opportunities

Living with food allergies isn't the end of eating as you know it. It's the beginning of expanding your knowledge of the allergy~friendly world around you.

I hope the path I have traveled will make your adventure easier, and that you find my blogs useful and educational.

MY COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Since 2007, I have been presenting Kids Education Classes AND Adult Education Classes. I currently offer classes at St. Alphonsus Hospital Family Center. And in 2011 I added One-on-one Consulting focused on helping others who are managing food allergies and/or dietary challenges.  

You can see some of my local and national guest blogger and video spots with the Boise CO-OP, Rudi's Gluten-Free Bakery, and Allergy Kids on my Guest Spots page.

You can contact me at: foodallergymom@gmail.com

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February 18, 2013 Money Blueprint ~ Guest: Jennifer Hemphill

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This week's show is Money Blueprint. Our guest is Jennifer Hemphill, owner of Got Harmoney, and she'll be dishing with us about our money mindset; from what we need to guard against to retail therapy she'll be covering it all. We'll also be discussing the biggest pitfalls we encounter when it comes to our money.

Before Jennifer joins us we'll be discussing some simple strategies for better living including ways to keep the house clean without it taking over your life.

And in Christmas Corner we're talking about ways to show your kids you love them on Christmas day that don't include putting a mountain of gifts under the tree. We'll also be drooling over some adorable and yummy Christmas treats.

Join us live at noon ET on www.radio.heartfilledholidays.com or grab the podcast from the radio page or iTunes after the show.

   

Jennifer Hemphill aka "Jen" is a mother of 2 boys and a military spouse. She is an AFC (Accredited Financial Counselor ) and provides simple, practical, & flexible financial education for women. Services include one-on-one coaching, group coaching, and online programs. Outside of working on empowering women in their finances, she can be found spending time with her family, going to the gym, shooting some photos & volunteering.

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February 11, 2013 Handling Critics ~ Guest: Jude Bijou

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We're kicking things off with a look at Valentine's Day and why Sandy's going from "hate it" to "love it". Then we'll talk about a Simple Strategy that will help you keep your sanity in one simple step.

Jude Bijou, author of the award winning book "Attitude Reconstruction" will share tips for handling those critics and controllers who we all encounter at family functions. She'll show us what to do to enjoy ourselves and stop the intrusive or hurtful comments.

Then we'll wrap up in Christmas Corner with 12 tips for saving money on a family ski trip as well as a homemade gift that's perfect for the holidays, birthdays or even as a hostess gift.

   

Jude Bijou is a licensed marriage and family therapist (MFT), an educator in Santa Barbara, California and the author of triple finalist, Attitude Reconstruction: A Blueprint for Building a Better Life (Riviera Press, 2011).

As the daughter of a famous pioneer in the field of behavioral child psychology and applied behavior analysis, Jude's upbringing sounds like it would be pretty cool. There was just one problem: she was miserable.

Earning a BA in psychology from Reed College and a master's in psychology from Carleton University, she became a marriage and family therapist. Success was attained, yet something was still missing. Looking eastward, she immersed herself in the world of meditation and Vedic philosophy. The result: an integrated, truly holistic approach to viewing ourselves and our relationships with others. Her award-winning system, Attitude Reconstruction was birthed into the world.

In 1982, Jude launched a private psychotherapy practice and started working with individuals, couples, and groups. She also began teaching communication courses through Santa Barbara City College Adult Education. Word spread about the success of Attitude Reconstruction, and it wasn't long before Jude became a sought-after workshop and seminar leader, teaching her approach to organizations and groups.

The culmination of Jude's groundbreaking work can now be found in Attitude Reconstruction: A Blueprint for Building a Better Life. These simple principles have impacted countless clients, seminar participants, and students. And Jude promises this: if we can learn to harness the tools we're intrinsically born with, creating a life full of joy, love, and peace is truly possible, right here, right now.

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February 4, 2013 Finding Good Luck, Fun and Happiness ~ Guest: Sandra Beck

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Today's show is jam-packed with tips, ideas and stories. Find out how to create good luck for the upcoming year, a great Valentine's Day gift for the hunk in your life and a simple way to end the bathroom wars (you know what I mean - everyone is pounding on the door in the morning).

Our guest today is Sandra Beck. She's an amazing and empowering woman who will share her stories from the trenches; how she was overworked and overwhelmed and what she did to create a happy life while building several businesses and raising two  boys on her own.

And in Christmas Corner we're talking about giving your kids EVERYTHING. We have tips and ideas on how to do it. Plus we have a simple homemade gift made with Epsom salts.

Emowerment, this is the through line through all of Sandra Beck's work. Whether she is coaching a company owner to a million dollar commission goal, training a stay at home mom to perform SEO on web sites, or speaking to a group of women who are in recovery, her message is about what is possible and how to create the circumstances of your choosing.

In a time when technology has the ability to transcend physical limitations, Sandra Beck teaches all of her clients how to maximize their lives by using the power of the internet coupled with the drive oftheir passions to create the lifestyle of their dreams. Her goal is to give all women the opportunity to reach their fullest potential with respect to their many different roles.

Sandra Beck is the president of Motherhood Incorporated. As an Author, Coach, Speaker, Radio Host, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, Sandra Beck is as successful as she is busy. The single mother of two young boys has created a virtual empire of successful companies entirely staffed, managed and implemented using a host of virtual assistants and on-line resources. She is also the author of a wildly successful blog (www.motherhoodvoice.com.) Author of Motherhood Incorporated, The Smart Woman's Guide to Working from Home with Just a Computer and an Internet Connection and Blogphoria - How to Reach Millions of People without Spending a Dime, Sandra Beck is a powerful voice in the Social Media Arena as a popular Internet Brand Strategist.  

Sandra Beck is the host of multiple Radio Shows: Military Mom Talk Radio, Powered Up with Beck and Franklin and Motherhood Talk Radio. An active contributor and participant in many charities, Sandra Beck strives to make the world a better place for today's and our future's children. Near to her heart are Toys for Tots, World of Children and Children Uniting Nations. Sandra Beck was born in a small town outside of Buffalo, New York. She attended Northwestern University and earned both her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and her Master's Degree in Advertising.

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January 28, 2013 Little Things and Love ~ Guest: Christina Steinorth

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Sometimes it's the little things that can make us crazy or put a kink in our plans. Today we're talking about all sorts of little things from the little bits that create clutter to the little steps we take to avoid debt.

Joining us for a conversation about not letting the little things sabotage our relationship is Christina Steinorth, author of Cue Cards for Life: Thoughtful Tips for Better Relationships. She'll be sharing strategies for keeping those pesky thing your spouse does from ruining your Valentine's Day or any day.

Christina Steinorth MA MFT is a psychotherapist and a popular relationship expert on radio and in print. Her advice has been featured in publications such as Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Woman's Day, Fox News Magazine, and the Chicago Tribune, among many others. Her critically acclaimed new book is Cue Cards for Life: Thoughtful Tips for Better Relationships (Hunter House, 2012). Learn more at http://www.christinasteinorth.com.

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January 21, 2013 A Peek Inside Money Saving Mom's Celebrations ~ Guest: Crystal Paine

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We're having fun, enjoying our family and getting exercise all during the crazy, cold, wet winter months. Join us for some conversation about keeping kids active indoors (and burning off some of that energy). Plus, Crystal Paine, the Money Saving Mom, is joining us to give us an inside peek at her family's celebrations. From everyday successes to rituals and special celebrations we'll find out how this family has fun, stays connected and does it all without breaking the bank.

Then we'll pop on over to Christmas Corner for weekly tips, inspiration and ideas for creating the holiday season you've always dreamed of.

   

I'm Crystal Paine, the blessed wife of Jesse and mommy to three precious little children (Kathrynne, Kaitlynn, and Silas).I'm first and foremost a child of God. I'm passionate about glorifying Him and making the most of my days on this earth. All I have and all I am is thanks to my Creator and Redeemer.

I'm also a homeschool graduate, sister to six, and daughter of the best parents ever. I owe so much to them - including being financially-savvy.

My Frugal Journey

My mom was the one who first introduced me to couponing, made me my coupon organization box, and gave me a copy of Miserly Moms. Not only that, but she also put me in charge of the grocery shopping, menu-planning, and cooking for our family of nine for a few years while I was still living at home. Talk about great practice for the future!

When my husband and I first married and were living on a beans-and-rice budget in order to stay out of debt while he went through law school, I thrived on coming up with creative ways to pinch pennies. I didn't always enjoy barely making ends meet, but I certainly loved the thrill of getting the best bang for my buck.

One way we saved thousands of dollars during those lean years was to keep our grocery and household products budget to $35 a week. I had fun taking couponing to a whole new level - I spent at least a few hours each week becoming proficient in "couponese" and playing the "Drug Store Game."

About MoneySavingMom.com

Several years ago, I briefly shared a bit about bargain-shopping on a former blog of mine... and I was quickly inundated with questions on how we managed to live on a such a small grocery budget.

The questions kept coming despite writing a blog series, an ebook, and an ecourse on the subject of Supermarket Savings.

As time marched on and the questions, requests, and emails continued to pour in, MoneySavingMom.com was born! It's been quite the adventure and has far exceeded my wildest imaginations thanks to the many wonderful readers who have spread the word. In less than a year, it quickly became one of the highest-trafficked personal finance blogs on the web. And it just kept on growing!

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January 14, 2013 Procrastination ~ Guest: Sheila Hawkins

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Celebrations have unexpected blessings and today we'll explore that a bit along with tips for keeping that daily clutter under control.

Then Sheila Hawkins, the Do It In Time Diva, will join us for a conversation about procrastination. We've all been there, putting things off and creating huge headaches for ourselves. Sheila will explore this concept and share tips and tricks for not letting it run or ruin your life.

Then we'll pop over to Christmas Corner for a chat about homemade gifts. You'll get an inside peek at what was under the Fowler's tree this year along with some fun and simple ideas you can use yourself. Plus we'll share a new find that adds a little fun to packing up those gifts.

   

Sheila Hawkins is the owner of Third Eye Group, a productivity firm based in Detroit. She is an excellent facilitator and consultant with a background in accounting, human resources and project management and more than 25 years of hands-on experience in the corporate, non-profit and private arenas. Hawkins has specialized in professional organizing and project management services for over 19 years, serving individuals and companies of various sizes.

Sheila has been dubbed The Do It In Time Diva TM because of her time management expertise. She's also known for her excellent organizing skills and her ability to transform and personalize the environments and systems that she creates for her clients and helping people increase their productivity.

Hawkins helps busy women, solopreneurs get the most out of their time, increase their productivity and positively impact their bottom line by helping them create new habits and environments that support them, get things done and still have time left for themselves and family. She does so with a unique approach, based on personality and looking deep within, working on multiple levels to resolve productivity challenges and create the environments, systems and habits necessary to overcome them. Services include office organizing, time management, productivity training and coaching, and project management. Additionally, the company provides workshops and electronic products for individuals, business owners and company work teams. Sheila is a contributing writer for The New Face of Leadership magazine, WomenMoneyPower.com i-Magazine, the Detroit Black Pages and Own Your Power Communications. She is currently finishing her first book.

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January 7, 2013 The Key to Achieving Any New Year's Resolution ~ Guest: Lisa Giruzzi

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Today is all about making your life better; from expectations to resolutions to Christmas we've got it all. We'll talk about expectations and what they did to my Christmas vacation, and how they can change your stress levels and your life.

For our guest segment, Lisa Giruzzi is joining us to share the secret to achieving any New Year's resolutions; from weight loss to finances to family time she's got you covered.

Then, in Christmas Corner, we'll chat about homemade gifts, amazingly joyful giving and even a few tips on organizing.

As America's Leading Communication Authority, Lisa Giruzzi knows that effective communication is the most crucial element for success in business - and in life.

That's why she has devoted more than 25 years to helping people achieve their goals and create the life they want through effective communication.

Lisa is the author of 31 Days to Transform Your Life and co-author of the bestseller 42 Rules for Creating WE which reached #1 on Amazon in Leadership, Management, Motivation, and Organizational Behavior. She is the co-creator of The Keys to Getting What You Want and a co-host of the television talk show Real Conversations. Lisa captivates audiences with her lively, vivacious personality and powerful message on her show as well as at keynotes, presentations and workshops nationwide.

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December 31, 2012 A Slob Comes Clean ~ Guest: Dana White

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It's time to kick back, relax, regroup and get ready for the new year. We're sharing some light recipes to help us recover from the heavy holiday food and tips for making the most of our goals and resolutions.

Joining us for a chat about getting our house under control is Dana White, author of the blog A Slob Comes Clean. Dana is a bright and together woman who just felt that keeping up with the house was beyond her. Hear about her journey and tips for keeping your home rolling along.

Then visit Christmas Corner where we take stock of the past season, create a space for the new one and chat about some fun DIY and crafty decorating ideas.

   

Dana White is the author of the blog, A Slob Comes Clean, and several e-books including 28 Days to Hope for Your Home and Teaching Kids to Clean.  She shares home management tips and tricks that work in real life.  Her blog is a safe place for others to know that they are not alone in their housekeeping struggles, to gain hope that they too can change, and to learn from someone who understands the unique workings of a Slob Brain.  And she's funny.

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December 24, 2012 A Little Break and a Little Fun

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This week we're chatting about all sorts of things; enjoying the Christmas break, celebrating Boxing Day, showing a little gratitude and even savoring some chocolate. We're getting organized, relaxing, having fun and even celebrating our marriages. And we're talking about a great idea for handling all that paperwork that comes into our homes including using a simple Action File.

And in Christmas Corner we're doing a little "before and after". We're talking about what to do if you have too much left on your to-do list or if you're running behind as well as how you can enjoy your event a little bit more, and teaching your kids how to do the same. To top it all off we're looking at candle crafts that make great gifts.

It's a full hour of just you and me so we'll be diving in and having a great time!

Sandy Fowler is passionate about de-stressing lives. From the tips she shares on her radio show to the activities in her new book, Sandy is always focused on helping women weed out stress and create more joy. She has experienced the transformation from being a worn out wife, mom and business owner, running every day like a gerbil on a wheel and going to bed with a to-do list as long as her arm and a guilt trip the size of the state of Michigan to living an exciting life filled with time with her family and the things she enjoys most.

 She's the author of Beyond Eggnog and Mistletoe: Creating a Stress Free Holiday Season You'll Love, a contributing author to Living the Life of My Dreams, a co-creator of The Keys to Getting What You Want: 4 Little Known Communication Secrets, and the creator of the Calendar Magic coaching program. She's the host of the weekly radio show Heart Filled Holidays which can be heard anywhere there is internet access.

She has been quoted on Lifetimemoms.com and SheKnows.com, featured in a cover story in the Detroit Free Press Twist Magazine, published in Mompreneur magazine and the Clarkston News as well as numerous on-line newsletters and publications, and featured as an expert on The Michigan Women's Marketplace.

When she isn't speaking to or coaching women, Sandy enjoys being with family and friends. She especially loves to spend time with her husband and their two daughters camping, hiking, playing games, reading or wandering the beach where their dog can romp and run.

For more resources and information about Sandy Fowler visit Sandy's website at http://sandyfowler.com

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December 17, 2012 Home Movies ~ Guest: Rhonda Vigeant

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We're having a little chat about our favorite things, or at least one of my favorite things, a cherished family tradition. We'll take a peek at some time saving dinner ideas and a helpful reminder or two that will let us enjoy each day of December a little bit more.

Rhonda Vigeant will join us to talk about our home movies. She's an expert on helping us get the most out of these wonderful treasures. We'll be looking into the best way to generate, store and share movies as well as how to share movies with friends and family. We'll talk about using our home movies for healing and even and Rhonda's tip on how we can use them to generate a little money.

Finally, we'll wrap things up in Christmas Corner - literally we'll be talking about wrapping gifts. Plus we'll take a peek at last minute decorating tips and an upcoming treat to help you through the rest of the season.

   

Rhonda Vigeant is a business owner, author, speaker, radio show host, and home movie consultant.  She and husband Phil own Pro8mm in Burbank, California, a company dedicated to the professional use of Super 8 film for both production and archiving for 40 years. Their technology provided studios opportunities to create Super 8 film sequences for thousands of projects, including major motion pictures such as Super 8, Argo and JFK;  television shows such as American Idol, The Academy Awards, episodes for The History and Discovery Channels; commercials for  major brand including Whole Foods, Billabong, Ford Automobiles and the NBA.

This work enticed movie moguls, museums and the masses to have their personal legacy libraries handled by Pro8mm's studio system. Over 25 million feet of home movies in 8mm, super 8 and 16mm film of the world's most famous faces, places and events have been given the red carpet treatment and transferred to the highest possible quality.  

Rhonda is passionate about working to raise the collective consciousness to get old reels out of the closets, and educate people how to best preserve, share, digitize and repurpose family legacies on film. "Home movies can be used as a vital part of any genealogy project and are a journey in self-discovery. Our films help to shift our focus and transform our understanding of family dynamics. This can result in huge "ah ha's", so that you can move forward in your life."

Rhonda has just written her first book, GET "REEL" ABOUT YOUR HOME MOVIE LEGACY...Before It's Too Late! 

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December 10, 2012 Shortcuts ~ Guest: Evelyn Cucchiara

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Today's episode is Shortcuts. This is going to be lots of fun and a great help. We're in a busy time of year and every minute saved is a treasure so today we're going on a treasure hunt.

We'll be chatting about celebrating birthdays that fall during a holiday season or in the midst of a special event as well as having a laugh by checking out the fun and silly holidays coming up this week.

Our guest, Evelyn Cucchiara will be sharing her ideas and tips for all sorts of everyday situations like getting out the door in the morning, getting dinner on the table, and one of my personal favorites (and one I could use right now) getting your family to help you tidy up the house. I can't wait to hear what Evelyn has to share with us on that front.

And in Christmas Corner we'll take a peek at some fast and fun ideas for gift wrap as well as simple ways to stay healthy during the holiday season.

   

With over 15 years of experience in helping busy women take back their lives, Evelyn now shares her shortcuts on everything from getting dinner on the table to finding a way for "me" time on her new website, The Hopeful Life.

She shows crazy-busy women with no time how to lose the crazy and get more time. And how to have a life that is Happy, Organized, Peaceful, Efficient & Full of fun. In short, HOPEFUL!

Evelyn has been featured on numerous blogs, newspapers, magazine and radio shows. She is the author of the Amazon best selling book, 30 Days to an Organized Home, and is a sought after public speaker. She is known for her way of simplifying daily life to get more done, and more enjoyment out of it. She turns your life into one that is Happy, Organized, Peaceful, Efficient & Full of Fun - The Hopeful Life.

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December 3, 2012 Traditions, Tips and Gifts ~ Guest: Meg Cox

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Today's show is chock full of ideas, tips and inspiration! We have simple ways to keep your home "company ready" throughout the season, quick and simple ways to get that cleaning done. We're also sharing strategies for celebrating those wonderfully frustrating folks who happen to have a birthday that falls near a holiday. Then Meg Cox, author of The Book of New Family Traditions joins us to talk about wonderful ways to celebrate the season, from nostalgic old world traditions to fresh new ways to enjoy your family and friends.

We'll wrap things up with a trip to Christmas Corner and some great gift ideas. We have a unique idea for Fido, another for the Big Band lover in your life and even something for the kids that will make mom smile. We'll also take a quick peek at a few ideas for simple handmade gifts for the reader or the entertainer on your list.

   

Meg Cox is a seasoned journalist, author and nationally known authority on family traditions. She worked as a staff writer at the Wall Street Journal in Chicago and New York for 17 years. Since the birth of her son, Max, in 1994, she's been a freelance writer, completing five books and hundreds of magazine articles. She's been interviewing families about their traditions for well over a decade and has lectured and led workshops on ritual all over the country. Cox served as a traditions spokesperson for such companies as Pillsbury, Hallmark and KFC.  A passionate quilter who also writes articles and books about quilting, Meg serves as president of the national nonprofit Alliance For American Quilts. She lives with her husband and son in Princeton, NJ.

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November 26, 2012 Savoring Christmas ~ Guests: Becky Cortino & Anita Higman

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This crazy, busy season is actually one to be savored. Join us today as we talk about a couple opportunities for doing just that. Becky Cortino will join us to talk about the advent wreath, it's history and symbolism as well as how to have fun making your own. Then author Anita Higman joins us to chat about her new Christmas book, A Merry Little Christmas. Learn more about this opportunity to take a little break from the hustle and bustle of the season.

And in Christmas Corner we're talking about the Gimme Syndrome. We'll talk about the causes, including one insidious little custom that's prevalent in our culture, as well as sharing tips for avoiding it.

   

Becky Cortino has a fascination for herbs. A lifetime member of the Herb Society of America, member of North Carolina Herb Association and Garden Writers Association, she is a Master Gardener Volunteer graduate ('98). Cortino is a contributor to the Herb Society of America's Essential Guide to Growing and Cooking with Herbs, a special project benefiting the National Herb Garden. Her herbal enthusiasm was the seed sprouting the family's Herbal Treasures dream in 1998. She has a heart to share her passion with a message of encouragement as a writer, featured public speaker and instructor on herbs, gardening and more!

   

Anita Higman is a CBA bestselling and award-winning author. She has written or co-authored 30 books including fiction and non-fiction for adults and children as well as plays. And she isn't slowing down anytime soon. Higman has six books coming out in the next two years. 

Even though she's written in many genres, Higman does have her favorite. "I love inspirational romance. There's just nothing else like it for writing and reading. It naturally makes you want to curl up on an overstuffed couch and read the day away."

There's something about writing Christmas stories for Higman. Love Finds You Under the Mistletoe (co-written with Irene Brand) made two bestsellers lists for Christian fiction. Her novella in the compilation, Once Upon a Christmas Eve, was given a four-star review in Romantic Times Book Reviews. Her latest release, A Merry Little Christmas, is sure to be a favorite of shoppers and readers this holiday season. 

Higman has won two awards for her contributions to literacy and has raised thousands of dollars with her book, I Can Be Anything, while serving on the board of directors of Literacy Advance of Houston.

She loves good movies, exotic teas and brunch with her friends. Higman and her husband live in Houston, TX. 

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November 19, 2012 Planning Your Holiday Happiness ~ Alycia Holston

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With the official kick-off of the holiday season this week the excitement and the pressure are starting to build. Join us today for simple strategies and tips to reduce the stress and to keep things rolling along while still enjoying yourself and having some fun too. 

We're interviewing Alycia Holston, busy mom, children's book author and mega traveler about tips and tricks for fun, easy and safe traveling during the holiday season. She'll share her own stories, like traveling alone for 2 days with three small children, as well as the key things to do to assure a good trip.

We'll also be talking about centerpieces, Black Friday, shopping tips, decorations, finding time to do what matters and more!

Children's author, Alycia Holston is a seasoned parent of three who is well-versed in the fine art of loading up three kids, a thousand toys, loads of snacks, several suitcases and, of course, the dog before heading out on a holiday road trip. Along the way she developed some sure-fire tips as she tackled everything from car sickness to toddler tantrums in her decade of kid-accompanied vacations.

Born and raised in the midwest, she earned her Geography degree from Kansas State University. Her first book While The Giant Is Sleeping is a children's book about a mountain located north of Helena. She wants children to know that all of their surroundings are beautiful and to appreciate the incredible world we live in. Whether you are traveling across town or across the country this holiday season, Alycia encourages you to take the time to talk about the world outside your windows.

Alycia is offering tips and tricks on her Facebook page www.facebook.com/whilethegiantissleeping  and her website www.calmcreations.com throughout the holiday season.

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November 12, 2012 Emotional Eating ~ Guest: Janet Thomas

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Food, stress, and holidays can be a toxic mix for people who find comfort in eating. Join us as we talk to Janet Thomas, author of Lemons, Lemonade and Life, about this sneaky saboteur and how we can get the upper hand.

Plus we'll be chatting about celebrating the people we love, finding the gravy in the month of November as well as gifts, games and decoration for Christmas.

 

Janet D. Thomas is a captivating speaker, engaging writer and dynamic workshop leader who practices what she preaches. This imparts to her written and spoken words the power to both inspire and motivate, even heal. And because her message is based upon her personal experience, describing her own transformation literally energizes transformation in those who experience her.

Always seeking for answers, over the course of her life Janet has healed the wounds of childhood sexual abuse and overcome a laundry list of challenges ranging from obesity, eviction and bankruptcy to compulsive lying, clinical depression and divorce. To her, making lemonade is no mere philosophical or psychological proposition; it has been a life-saving strategy.

A lifelong metaphysician and with over 20 years as a trained channel and medium, Janet is a highly effective spiritual coach. Her approach is one of determining how to do, rather than how to think. She is a manifester extraordinaire. Because of the intensity, determination, and sheer dedication with which she pursues her calling, Janet is, indeed, a healing soldier.

A native of Southern California, Janet lives, writes and maintains her coaching practice in North Hollywood, California. She is the mother of an adult son, of whom she is very proud.

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November 5, 2012 Holiday Kickoff

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This week is all about family, memories, gratitude, crafts and food. November is here, it's time to let our gratitude rise to the surface and spill over into our live. We're talking about ideas for identifying and sharing things we are thankful for throughout this month plus simple ideas for recording and celebrating your family history.

Then we're creating the holiday of your dreams.  We'll be doing a simple exercise to help you discover what you really want for the holidays and the three steps to help you create it.

And in Christmas Corner we're having fun with food. From things you can make and eat to making decorations with food we're creating a yummy Christmas.

 

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October 29, 2012 Celebrating Us ~ Guest: Suzy Manning

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Fall is in full swing and it's time to enjoy the season so we'll be chatting about fun fall desserts along with tips for tweaking them into every day, guilt-free snacks. Then we'll take a last minute peek at a Halloween craft, a few pumpkin carving tips and some not-so-Halloween fun.

Then Suzy Manning of Sizzzl will join us for a celebration of you. We'll be talking about women and the things we can do to fill our lives with joy. Suzy is passionate about helping women live full, satisfying lives and she'll be sharing her best tips and advice with us.

In Christmas Corner it's a tip-palooza! We'll be talking about a unique gift idea for the outdoor enthusiast or adventure seeker in your life. We have a great storage solution and a space saving, cost cutting craft find. Then we'll look at Holiday Cooking for Dummies and figure out if yours truly is a dummy or not.

   

Suzy Manning is the CEO of SIZZZL, Powerful Women Who Ignite the World. She is a transitional coach, speaker, author, and radio show host helping women live and lead from their true authentic self. Her expertise is helping women break free of conformity to create endless possibilities in life by asking empowering questions that engage the mind and open the heart. Her process helps women create a solid unshakable foundation within them to design lives and businesses from inspiration, inner wisdom, and a place of service.

Suzy holds a Master's degree in Agency Counseling from Siena Heights University. Continual immersion in her own self-growth and evolution allows her to connect with others with authenticity and impeccability. Her studies have included shamanism, reiki, massage, enlightened warrior training, train the trainer, millionaire mind intensives, investment and business building, inner wealth creation, and 4T prosperity.

Her personal intent is to empower women to own their magnificence to step into authentic leadership whether in their family, their community or on the world stage. Women are the change agents ushering in a new relational consciousness.

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October 22, 2012 Getting the Holiday You Want ~ Guest: Lisa Giruzzi

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Today is our ‘Getting the Holiday You Want' episode. We'll be kicking things off with some ideas and tips for Halloween and for fall. Then we'll be joined by Lisa Giruzzi who'll be chatting with me about how our thoughts, our conversations and the way we approach communication can change everything about our holidays.

And then we'll wrap things up in Christmas Corner where we will be talking about The Christmas Ostrich and if we have time we'll chat about some gift ideas to buy or to make.

As America's Leading Communication Authority, Lisa Giruzzi knows that effective communication is the most crucial element for success in business - and in life.

That's why she has devoted more than 25 years to helping people achieve their goals and create the life they want through effective communication.

Lisa is the author of 31 Days to Transform Your Life and co-author of the bestseller 42 Rules for Creating WE which reached #1 on Amazon in Leadership, Management, Motivation, and Organizational Behavior. She is the co-creator of The Keys to Getting What You Want and a co-host of the television talk show Real Conversations. Lisa captivates audiences with her lively, vivacious personality and powerful message on her show as well as at keynotes, presentations and workshops nationwide.

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October 15, Fearful or Fabulous ~ Guest: Jill Salzman

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As we get ready for Halloween we're looking our fears in the face! From not-so-spooky Halloween costume ideas to elegantly creepy displays we're talking about the scary, the cute and the practical.

Our guest, Jill Salzman, serial entrepreneur and creator of Founding Moms, is talking to us about our fears and how we can move past them. She'll share a bit about her story, we'll find out what kloofing is, and then we'll chat about the things that hold us back and how to push past them.

And in Christmas Corner we have fun and easy ideas for homemade gifts. We'll even take a sneak peek at one of the Fowler Family homemade gifts for this coming Christmas.

Jill Salzman is currently growing her third entrepreneurial venture, The Founding Moms, the world's first and only kid-friendly collective of monthly meetups for mom entrepreneurs.  A graduate of Brown University and law school, she started a music management firm and then launched a baby jewelry company before creating her current venture. Jill has been featured in national media outlets including People Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Daily Candy Kids, NBC5 and WGN TV.   She is the author of Found It: A Field Guide for Mom Entrepreneurs, a columnist for NBC Chicago, has been published in The New York Times and gave her very own TED talk on 11/11/11. In her spare time, Jill enjoys kloofing, baking, and erasing her daughters' crayon artwork from the kitchen walls.

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October 8, 2012 Saving Money ~ Guest: Crystal Paine

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Saving Money - it's something we all love to do. From the thrill of getting a great deal to the delight of seeing our money put to use in the ways we find most gratifying, we find joy and satisfaction in the way we handle our cash. Whether you're pinching pennies because the budget is tight or you just love to save a buck, this show will have tips and treats for you every step of the way.

We're talking about ways to have fun on the cheap, Christmas ideas that don't break the bank, and we have an interview with Crystal Paine, founder of MoneySavingMom.com. We'll get her best tips and take an inside peak at frugal celebrations and the abundance of joy that can be found there. 

   

I'm Crystal Paine, the blessed wife of Jesse and mommy to three precious little children (Kathrynne, Kaitlynn, and Silas).I'm first and foremost a child of God. I'm passionate about glorifying Him and making the most of my days on this earth. All I have and all I am is thanks to my Creator and Redeemer.

I'm also a homeschool graduate, sister to six, and daughter of the best parents ever. I owe so much to them - including being financially-savvy.

My Frugal Journey

My mom was the one who first introduced me to couponing, made me my coupon organization box, and gave me a copy of Miserly Moms. Not only that, but she also put me in charge of the grocery shopping, menu-planning, and cooking for our family of nine for a few years while I was still living at home. Talk about great practice for the future!

When my husband and I first married and were living on a beans-and-rice budget in order to stay out of debt while he went through law school, I thrived on coming up with creative ways to pinch pennies. I didn't always enjoy barely making ends meet, but I certainly loved the thrill of getting the best bang for my buck.

One way we saved thousands of dollars during those lean years was to keep our grocery and household products budget to $35 a week. I had fun taking couponing to a whole new level - I spent at least a few hours each week becoming proficient in "couponese" and playing the "Drug Store Game."

About MoneySavingMom.com

Several years ago, I briefly shared a bit about bargain-shopping on a former blog of mine... and I was quickly inundated with questions on how we managed to live on a such a small grocery budget.

The questions kept coming despite writing a blog series, an ebook, and an ecourse on the subject of Supermarket Savings.

As time marched on and the questions, requests, and emails continued to pour in, MoneySavingMom.com was born! It's been quite the adventure and has far exceeded my wildest imaginations thanks to the many wonderful readers who have spread the word. In less than a year, it quickly became one of the highest-trafficked personal finance blogs on the web. And it just kept on growing!

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October 1, 2012 Bless Your Stress ~ Guest: Leslie Charles

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This week we're learning how to use stress to our advantage. We'll find out why we should be grateful for it, how to truly get it out of our lives (not just manage it), and how to leverage it to create the life we want. Helping us out in this conversation is Leslie Charles, author of Bless Your Stress.

With fall in the air it's time to grab our pumpkins and decorate our homes. We'll look at some different ways of sprucing up those orange darlings to add a little interest to our decorating scheme.

Since one of the biggest causes of stress during the holidays is money, we're going to take advantage of the fact that it's Financial Planning week and do a little planning ourselves. In Christmas Corner we'll talk about the upcoming holiday and how we can keep it from becoming a financial burden. 

   

If by chance, the name C. Leslie Charles sounds vaguely familiar, it may be that you've read about her or seen her on TV. Since the October 1999 release of her sixth book, titled, "Why Is Everyone So Cranky?" Leslie has appeared on CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, PAX, A & E, and more. Her "cranky" book, currently in revision, has been featured in nearly 100 newspapers in the U.S. and Canada, and on the web. She still receives calls from journalists who want to interview her about the book.

A professional speaker for nearly thirty years, Leslie is one of those rare individuals who inspires others by just being herself. Since founding her East Lansing-based company, TRAININGWORKS in 1979, Leslie has made it her mission to help people mobilize their skills and talents in life and work so they can achieve their goals. 

As a speaker and consultant she helps clients throughout North America improve their teamwork, customer service, and communication, helping audience members identify their skills and talents while motivating them to take the next steps toward success, however they define it. As a writer she outlines complex ideas in simple terms so readers can be informed, intrigued, and inspired at the same time, encouraging them to bring out their best, even under the worst of circumstances.

In both her speaking and writing, Leslie's unique background brings a down-to-earth perspective to her work: 
a former two-time high school dropout, teen bride and mother-turned displaced homemaker with three small 
children, a tenth grade education, and no work experience, Leslie vowed to change the course of her life, and that's exactly what she did! She accomplished all this without ever moving away from her home town, Lansing.

A convincing role model of what is possible in harnessing human potential, Leslie offers her ideas with a 
disarming blend of humility and confidence because she knows they work - it's obvious that she practices what she teaches, and she delights in encouraging people to live happier, healthier lives with less stress and hassle. Whether reading her words or hearing her message, people appreciate Leslie's authenticity, wisdom, 
wittiness, and common sense approach for handling life's challenges. 

An unusual, resourceful woman who has received numerous awards since launching her career, Leslie learned how to prevail in spite of the odds while encouraging others to do the same. She is a living, breathing reflection of her company motto, "You are the key to your success." 

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September 24, 2012 Invisible Threads ~ Guest: Laura Schroff

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Today's guest is Laura Schroff, author of the New York Times bestseller An Invisible Thread. This book is the story of an 11 year old pan handler and a busy sales executive, how they met and what ensued. That story is Laura's, she was the busy executive. Today she'll share a bit of her story and we'll be delving into the ways which that moment changed her life and her beliefs.

The title of Laura's book is the inspiration for today's show - Invisible Threads. Besides talking to Laura, we'll look at the threads of happiness, one surprising cause of happiness and a few ways to capitalize on that. Then, in Christmas Corner, we'll talk about invisible threads in our crafts and in our holiday giving.

     

Laura Schroff, New York Times bestselling author of An Invisible Thread, explores the role of destiny in our lives and the invisible threads that connect us all. Laura's book brings to life the inspiring true story of an 11-year-old panhandler, a busy sales executive, and their unlikely meeting with destiny in 1986. Since the launch in November 2011, An Invisible Thread has been on the New York Times bestseller list for a total of 15 weeks and is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including a Christopher Award, DreamCatcher Award, and the Local Hometown Hero Award presented by New York Congressman Steve Israel. 

Laura is a former advertising executive who has worked with several major media companies, including Time Inc. and Condé Nast. Born and raised on Long Island, Laura was part of the advertising team that made USA Today a successful national newspaper. Before helping launch three of the most successful start-ups in Time Inc. history: InStyle, Teen PEOPLE, and PEOPLE StyleWatch-she was also the New York Division Manager at PEOPLE magazine. Laura has also been the New York Ad Manager at Ms. magazine and Associate Publisher at Brides. Laura loves spending time at her condo on Long Island and visiting with her family in New York and Florida. She lives in New York City with her feisty poodles, Coco and Emma.

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September 17, 2012 Food, Fall and Fun ~ Guest: Heather Tallman

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Today we're diving in and kicking things off with our interview with Heather Tallman, author of the basimomma blog and host of Around the Kitchen Sink which can be heard right here on Toginet. Heather is a busy mom who loves to cook. She shares great ideas and strategies as well as fun stories that any busy woman can relate to. We'll be talking to her about real cooking in the real world.

After our interview we'll look at 5 Ways to Get Into the Spirit of Fall. With fall in full swing it's time to start enjoying the new season every way we can.

In Christmas Corner we'll be talking about 4 Sanity Saving Strategies for Adding Joy to Your Holiday Season as well as a couple tips for lightening your load when it comes to getting dinner on the table.

Join the conversation by leaving a comment right here or on our Facebook page. I'd love to hear about your fall activities, how you deal with feeding your family, or whatever else you'd like to share.

Some people throw themselves into a hobby; knitting, painting, scrapbooking....I choose to cook. I like to think of cooking as a means to an end. Now, I don't just mean whipping up some Hamburger Helper between swim practice and Zumba, I mean researching the perfect recipe, tweaking it to be my own and making magic with the LG.

Cooking for myself and my family is more than just a nesecity.  I truly enjoy it.  Now, that doesn't mean that I wake up every morning, tie on an apron and start taking orders.  No way!  But I do enjoy the happiness that a tall stack of pancakes or a dish of steaming hot enchiladas brings my 3 Boys!  Nigella Lawson once said when asked what she thought of a particuar dish on Iron Chef, that if the food brings her pleasure to eat then it is good. My food isn't fancy but it is real.  My recipes aren't from Le Cordon Bleu but they were tested in my kitchen and they work for me.  My Panel of Judges seem to agree as well :)So I hope you enjoy reading about my culinary successes as well as my failures......  and all of the life that happens along the way. ~ Heather basilmomma

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September 10, 2012 Financing Your Fun ~ Guest: Judy Davis

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Celebrations, holidays, weddings, graduations and dinners out with friends are all fabulously fun but they all cost money. Sometimes we just want to add a little extra money to our budget or finance something unexpected. On today's show we'll be talking money but in a totally different way. We're not talking to a financial expert, we're talking to a life expert. We're sharing real stories. We'll be discussing ways to add money to your home and the pitfalls to watch our for. We'll find out what Judy did that blew up in her face and learn from her mistakes. And then we'll see if we can twist her arm and get her to hang around for Christmas Corner so we can learn from her Christmas fiasco too.

 

Judy Davis, a.k.a. The Direction Diva, is a motivational speaker, professional blogger, inspiring guest, and entrepreneur. Her laid back, personal style incorporates humor and real life experience into everything that she does, while creating an atmosphere of trust and sincerity that people embrace.

Specializing in working with Military Wives, Busy Moms, and Women who work from home, Judy shares T.I.P.s (Tools, Information, and Perspective) to empower her clients and support them in finding direction and moving forward in their lives.

To hire Judy to speak, get additional T.I.P.s or to learn more visit http://thedirectiondiva.com

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September 3, 2012 Back-to-School Balance for Busy Moms ~ Guest: Leah Jantzen

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This week is all about balance. From back-to-school to the balance myth to Christmas we're covering it all!

 It's back-to-school time and that means a fresh start. If you're a mom then you're likely looking forward to having more time to do the things that are important to you. We'll be talking about how to do that while avoiding the common pitfalls we tend to fall into at this time of year as well as some simple things we can do to make our life happier and more productive (yes, both at the same time!) Being aware and having a few simple strategies can save you from big mistakes and get you where you want to go this year.

We have a special guest joining us, it's Life Coach Leah Jantzen. Leah teaches women how to rock their business while rockin' their babies - and she even helps those of us whose babies are way too big to rock anymore.

I've worked with Leah before and I've listened to her radio show and I know you're in for a treat. So, unless your life is absolutely perfect as it is, I highly recommend you join us.

Leah Jantzen is a Life and Business coach who works with highly motivated, energetic, enthusiastic, creative individuals looking to make profound changes in their lives. She EMPOWERS her clients to reach new heights with their God given abilities and talents. Leah dramatically expands her clients' vision of what's possible. Her clients live bigger and experience higher levels of personal and professional success.

Leah received her professional training through Coach University, a worldwide leader in coach training. She is an active member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and is currently pursuing her coaching certification. She is also on the path to be credentialed as a Professional Mentor Coach.

Leah also holds a Masters Degree in Counseling and a graduate certificate in Educational Leadership and Supervision from Long Island University at C.W. Post College. She has been a guidance counselor for the last 13 years in her hometown on the North Shore of Long Island. She is also a member of the Western Suffolk Counselors Association (WSCA) and the Long Island Coaching Alliance (LICA).

Leah spends her free time chasing her two toddler sons and keeping up with her precocious seven year old daughter. She and her husband Michael enjoy watching sports together and can be found cheering on the local New York sports teams. Leah is an avid tennis player, a perfect outlet for her competitive spirit. Leah lives in her hometown of Setauket, New York, on the north shore of Long Island, and especially enjoys the beautiful summer months on the beach.

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August 27, 2012 Life's Lemonade ~ Guest: Janet D. Thomas

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This week's we're talking about those sweet-n-sour moments or bittersweet moments in life as well those times when life hands you lemons and you choose to make lemonade. From kids going back to school to changing traditions and holiday celebrations we'll look at what happens and what you can do to ensure your happiness.

Our guest, Janet D. Thomas knows all about those lemons life hands us. She experienced sexual abuse, clinical depression, obesity and more. After she turned her life around she began helping others to do the same. Today she'll share her story and we'll hear about her book ‘Lemons, Lemonade & Life' which shares a systematic way to nourish yourself emotionally so you can develop a healthy mindset and create the life you really want.

Holidays can be filled with bittersweet moments too. Lives change; children grow up, parents get divorced, widows re-marry, babies are born, people move and so much more. All of these things affect our celebrations and they challenge our traditions.

So today we'll take a look at traditions; loving them, changing them and letting them go and grow.

   

Janet D. Thomas is a captivating speaker, engaging writer and dynamic workshop leader who practices what she preaches. This imparts to her written and spoken words the power to both inspire and motivate, even heal. And because her message is based upon her personal experience, describing her own transformation literally energizes transformation in those who experience her.

Always seeking for answers, over the course of her life Janet has healed the wounds of childhood sexual abuse and overcome a laundry list of challenges ranging from obesity, eviction and bankruptcy to compulsive lying, clinical depression and divorce. To her, making lemonade is no mere philosophical or psychological proposition; it has been a life-saving strategy.

A lifelong metaphysician and with over 20 years as a trained channel and medium, Janet is a highly effective spiritual coach. Her approach is one of determining how to do, rather than how to think. She is a manifester extraordinaire. Because of the intensity, determination, and sheer dedication with which she pursues her calling, Janet is, indeed, a healing soldier.

A native of Southern California, Janet lives, writes and maintains her coaching practice in North Hollywood, California. She is the mother of an adult son, of whom she is very proud.

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August 20, 2012 Bouncing Back ~ Guest: Bobbi Emel

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This week's show is all about bouncing back; bouncing back after vacation, bouncing back after Christmas, and a special conversation about bouncing back after losing a loved one. We have simple tips, ideas and strategies that you can use now to make your life easier, happier and all around better.

Bobbi Emel is joining us to have a special conversation about grief. Bobbi is the creator of the Bounce Blog where she shares wisdom for every day that helps us survive and thrive through life's ups and downs. She's a therapist, a speaker and someone who's experienced great personal loss. She'll be joining us today to share her story and to give us insight and tips to move through the grieving process. We'll be asking her the tough questions. We'll ask her how we can handle our emotions, how we get through a day, and how to get through the holidays and celebrations that will cross our path when we're in mourning.

Bobbie Emel is the creator of the Bounce Blog. Bounce is about developing the ability to say yes to whatever happens in life - good, bad, or indifferent. It's about being fully present, bringing the best of who we are to every situation. And it's about being able to accept ourselves completely, warts and all.

Everything you find here at Bounce will help you develop your resiliency. By learning to say yes, you will be better able to bounce back from just about anything - from losing a loved one to stress at work to the dog throwing up on your shoes right before you're headed out the door.

I'm Bobbi Emel and I'm a psychotherapist with a private practice in Los Altos, Ca. I have over 20 years of experience in the field and I've been working with the concept of resiliency since 1999.

In my personal life, I enjoy golfing, reading books that teach me something, and eating at my favorite restaurant where everyone knows my name. Being a native Washingtonian, I've also been an avid (if not long-suffering) fan of the Seattle Mariners since 1977.

I'm looking forward to sharing with you at Bounce! The best place to start is at the Bounce Blog. You can also follow me onFacebook and Twitter.

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August 13, 2012 Living and Loving in a Military Family ~ Guest: Lori Bell

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Happiness is something we all want but should we chase it? An honest look at seeking and finding happiness plus ways to bring it into your life every day.

Military wife and mom Lori Bell is joining us to talk about her life, her family, their military lifestyle and her dreams. She'll be sharing her story with us, telling us about her life, her longings, and her mistakes. She'll also be sharing her secrets for celebrating long distance. If there's one thing life in the military teaches you it's how to celebrate when your loved ones aren't near. Hear her clever solutions to one of life's frustrations.

In Christmas Corner we'll talk more about celebrating from a distance; ideas for creating fun, making gifts, and creative wrapping options. Be sure to tune in for upcoming holidays, inspiration, and a little Christmas cheer.

   

Lori is a military veteran, mom of 3 small kids and military spouse to her active duty Air Force husband so she  knows first-hand the frustration of maintaining relationships, honoring and establishing family traditions and running a business while living a military lifestyle. 

She has learned a great deal from all of her experiences and now she shares guidance and real solutions that get results. Her programs include the 12 week entrepreneurial business growth solution at Startup To Standout Academy, as well as Prosper Where You're Planted Boot Camp, which is the first and only motivational event that shows military spouses how to create the life they want with the military life they get.

Lori's has been named Military Spouse Magazine's "2010 Military Spouse of the Year" and has been called  "a remarkable woman" by Lifetime Television Network.  Her personal story has been featured on NBC Nightly News Making A Difference, and she has appeared in front of more than 20 million people via major media such as CNN, ABC's Good Morning America, Fox News' Fox and Friends,   The Strategy Room, and The Huffington Post

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August 6, 2012 Girlfriend Advice ~ Guest: Debba Haupert

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Men and women are different - shocking, I know. You actually may be surprised to find out just how different women are though when it comes to handling stress and creating happiness. We'll be taking a look at that with Debba Haupert, founder of Girlfriendology. Debba is an expert on building, sustaining and enjoying our female friendships and letting those friendships enrich our lives. She'll be sharing her wisdom, insight and strategies with us so we can relax, learn and have fun.

We'll take a look at the Olympics as it impacts our happiness and we'll pop over to Christmas corner for some great gift ideas and a unique wrapping solution.

   

Where would we women be without our girlfriends? That's a question that DEBBA HAUPERT doesn't want to know! Since 2006, Debba has pursued her dream of bringing inspiration, appreciation and celebration of female friendship to women through her online community for women - GIRLFRIENDOLOGY.com. Interviews with inspiring women, blogs filled with girlfriend advice and inspiration, girlfriend gifts and more can be found on this all positive, supportive, encouraging site. Through this online community as well as growing women's communities on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, Debba inspires thousands of women every day to make time for the one relationship that makes women healthier, happier, less stressed, live longer and feel more beautiful. Debba believes that life really is better together with your girlfriends! 

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July 30, 2012 Back to School Prep ~ Guests: Daniella Knell & Kristin Beltaos

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The stores say it's time to think about school; supplies line the shelves, uniforms fill the racks, and back-to-school sales abound. That means it's time for moms to do a quick check in to make sure you're ready to kick off a fantastic year.

We're taking a look at the three key areas to consider when planning your year and ways to celebrate going back-to-school.  Then we'll be joined by Kristin Beltaos and Daniella Knell who'll share tips for parents of children with food allergies. There are definitely things you must do before school begins to ensure a smooth start and a safe school year for your child. And when it comes to food allergies look to these two ladies to make sure you have the bases covered.

Then, in Christmas Corner, we'll be taking a look at the one thing you must think about at this time of year so you don't end up with huge stress in December.

   

Daniella Knell  is an allergy educator, community advocate and mom of two children managing food, animal, medicinal and seasonal allergies.  She provides adult and children's allergy awareness classes, national telephone workshops, product videos and one-on-one consulting.  

Her goal is to 'alleviate food allergy fears one classroom at a time' through a positive, uplifting and partnering approach.  The strong support networks and community advocates this provides are invaluable. 

At Smart Allergy~Friendly Education Daniella will make your personal journey easier by realizing the vast resources available to you. Living with food allergies isn't the end of eating as you know it.  It's the beginning of expanding your knowledge of the allergy friendly world around you.


Kristin Beltaos, M.A., owner of A Gift of Miles, offers coaching/consulting in the areas of stress, food allergies and reproductive challenges. Kristin struggled with infertility and multiple miscarriages and is now a mother to two beautiful boys, one who has multiple food allergies. She firmly believes that humor can diffuse and carry us through almost any situation and relishes being a positive influence to others with these same challenges. Kristin is the creator of a series of workshops focused on living life fully with food allergies. She also wrote and led the implementation of the first 504 Plan for food allergies in her son's school. She was honored as the November/December 2011 InSeason Mom. Prior to starting her business, Kristin was employed and consulted for a variety of companies in the areas of strategic planning and marketing. To learn more, visit her website at www.agiftofmiles.com, Facebook.com/agiftofmiles and Twitter: KristinBeltaos.

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July 23, 2012 The Second Time Around ~ Guest: Stacey Tucker

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Today is all about The Second Time Around --- a second look, the second wedding, and all kinds of seconds for Christmas. It promises to be fun and fabulous including our special guest for the interview portion of the show. We have Stacey Tucker joining us to talk about second weddings. She's the author of Eat, Drink and Re-Marry which she wrote as part self-help book part second wedding guide when she discovered that planning the second wedding was nothing like planning the first. Older, more experienced with more family, friends and entanglements, she had to blaze her own trail which she'll be sharing with us today in her own witty style.

Join us for a fun filled hour of insights and second looks at the way we think about things and do things.

   

After graduating from Poughkeepsie, New York's Marist College with a B.A. in Business, Stacey Tucker spent a decade in the financial sector.  Ready for a new career path and sporting an entrepreneurial spirit, Ms. Tucker launched StaceyLu Confections, LLC in 2004 -- a custom cookie business providing original birth announcements and wedding favors to clients nationwide.  No longer baking, Stacey now pens her own blog, "Saying It Out Loud," available via her website, staceylu.com. 

Divorced in 2001 and engaged in 2003, Stacey recorded her whirlwind experience in hopes of helping encore brides navigate uncharted terrain.  The result was "Eat, Drink, and Remarry" (Amazon), her first installment in the StaceyLu's Guides to Life book series.  What began as a budding memoir, soon became a hybrid -- part self-help, part second wedding guide --which serves as a valuable resource for the newly divorced and those engaged for a second time.  

Stacey Tucker lives in Weston, Connecticut with her husband and children.

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July 16, 2012 Faith, Hope and Charity ~ Guest: Ally Loprete

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This Monday's interview promises to be crackling with energy. I have the pleasure of chatting with Ally Loprete, founder of Our Milk Money, a fabulous tribe of work-at-home parents, and the host of This Little Parent Stayed Home radio show. Ally is joining me today to talk about handling, life, love and parenting when you come from different faith backgrounds. I'm excited to see where this conversation goes because Ally always has incredible energy, a bit of attitude, and great ideas. You don't want to miss this!

In addition we have some great shout-outs to share, a bit of hope to provide, interesting holidays coming up, and some fun tips for Christmas Corner. Grab a cuppa, kick back, and enjoy the show!

**Links mentioned in the shout out for Mark Hundley's celebration: Kindle - Nook and paperback or audio versions 

   

Known as the Work/Life Balance Parenting expert, Ally Loprete's career began when she  founded the widely popular OurMilkMoney.com, an online search directory that lists the products and services of thousands of self-employed parents in more than 120 cities across the country.  In addition to inspiring a movement of work-at-home moms and dads who support each other with their own purchasing power, Ally has created an abundance of opportunity for parents who are seeking alternatives to expensive daycares and long hours away from home.

Prior to becoming a self-employed parent, Ally spent several years in various creative roles at ABC Television, and although her time there was rewarding and plentiful,  it wasn't until her first child was born that she came to realize her true calling in life. Returning to work with knots in her stomach from dropping her newborn off at a poorly run home daycare, she became determined to find a way to better her family's situation.

Ally has become a nationally recognized personality through her widely popular internet radio show, THIS LITTLE PARENT STAYED HOME, where she is diligently chipping away at her mission to help 1 million parents bring their personal careers home. It is on her weekly live show that she is able to help challenged career parents deal with the sometimes overwhelming prospect of starting a new business while still running a household, and creating a haven in which parents across the nation will continue to thrive and get the support they need in their personal journeys. 

Ally Loprete has been featured in Working Mother Magazine, the Los Angeles Daily News, ABC TV's Eye Witness News, and in a great deal of internet media including The Business Opportunities Weblog, Divine Caroline, Motherhood Incorporated, WorkItMom, Work at Home Success, Inc. Magazine and The Mommy Reporter, to name just a few. Ally writes a column entitled HOME FREE for the Santa Clarita Valley Tidbits weekly magazine and is a nationally recognized motivational speaking to many women's groups across the country with a concentration on family and career balance.

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July 9, 2012 Christmas in July ~ Guest: Lane Jordan

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On today's show we're talking about ways to have a more peaceful Christmas season and a happier life. Lane Jordan is joining us to give us some insights and tips in both of these areas. Lane is an author, speaker and sought after life coach who has written six books helping women to enjoy their lives more. Her latest book, 12 Steps to Having a More Organized Christmas and Holiday Season, is a path to joy during the busiest time of the year. Today Lane will talk to us about happiness, organization and a joy filled holiday season. We'll be taking a look at simple things you can do to make the upcoming holiday one you'll treasure including tips you can use from now through December

We'll also be talking about the two special events going on as part of our Christmas in July celebration.

First, we're giving away a copy of Lane's book.  If you want to be entered in the drawing all you have to do is interact with us. You can join the conversation by posting on our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/heartfilledholidays, commenting on the radio show page www.Toginet.com/shows/heartfilledholidays, or emailing me at info@heartfilledholidays.com. The drawing will be held at the end of the month and we'll draw one name from those who interact with us in July. The winner will be contacted via the email or username they used to talk to us. So pop in, let us know your thoughts, share your stories or ideas and be entered in the drawing to win Lane's book!

Second, we're having a Christmas in July super sale. Sandy is offering a crazy discount on her Snapshot coaching. You'll be able to ditch the overwhelm and calm the stress in your everyday life or for your holidays, all at 50% off if you register for her Snapshot consultation by the end of July. (You don't have to complete the coaching in July, just register.) The Christmas in July special applies to her Snapshot coaching and is available to up to 50 clients (http://www.sandyfowler.com/resources.html). Simply email Sandy at info@heartfilledholidays.com with any questions or to register for your session. 

   

Lane Jordan has been speaking for over 15 years, to women of every age, all across the country.  Her topic centers on organization but with an emphasis on time management.  Because of this, she has been asked to speak to many staffs of colleges, businesses and ministries, requesting her help and direction.  With her easy, relaxed and humorous presentation, she is as enjoyable to listen to as she is to learn from.

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July 2, 2012 Flushing the Stress ~ Guest: Judy Davis

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We're giving the 4th of July a tip of our hat by dedicating today's show to our military families. It's our soldiers who have secured our freedom and we're showing our gratitude to them by dedicated today's show to them and their families.

We're kicking things off with a great little story and a look at some other fun holidays happening this week. Then we're diving into stress. Stress is an eternal part of our lives and something we all need to manage, reduce and eliminate from our lives. Judy Davis, The Direction Diva, is joining us to share her story and the surprising things she's learned about stress sneaking up on us in our lives.

We'll cap things off with our weekly trip to Christmas Corner and a peek at some holiday summer fun, something we've never talked about here before.

   

Judy Davis is the expert on inspiring and motivating people so they can move forward and find direction in their lives.  Also known as the Direction Diva, she is a professional blogger, motivational speaker and entrepreneur who touches the hearts of busy moms, military spouses and small biz owners with trust and sincerity that people embrace. Judy's real passion, and greatest talent, is transforming the hearts of a room full of people and giving them hope. Audiences laugh, cry, learn, and change when they hear Judy's transformational speaking. 

Judy "gets it" and understands that when life gets crazy or we are presented with challenges, each of us has the opportunity to choose whether or not we let these events impact us in a negative way.  She believes that with the right information and a little direction each of us can turn any difficult situation into forward moving action and then use the experience to enhance our lives. Taking from her own real life experiences everything she creates, from her blogs and communities to her products and services, Judy goal is to help clients identify and use direction moments to their advantage. Whether it's deployment, kids that are driving you crazy, family stress, crazy drama or a business that isn't turning a profit, Judy's mission is to make things better, move you forward and ultimately support you in finding happiness. 

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June 25, 2012 Smooth Sailing for Stepmoms ~ Guest: Claudette Chenevert

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Join us for an information packed show with ideas for everything from upcoming reasons to celebrate to tips for vacations and simple ways to resolve conflicts. Helping us with this is our very special guest Claudette Chenervert, The Stepmom Coach. Claudette is going to share stepmom secrets with us and even tell us how we can get a free peek at her on-line course "Calming the Storms of Conflict".

We'll also take our weekly trip to Christmas Corner where we'll chat about traditions and get some new ideas and tips for maximizing the fun while minimizing the stress.

   

After working as a hairstylist for 18 years and an educator/trainer for Paul Mitchell of Canada, Claudette Chenevert pursued her dream of getting her degree in Psychology of Communication at George Mason University and graduated with honors in 2007 while building her practice in helping women to overcome their insecurities and struggles in their relationships and life. Claudette's approach is one that looks at the entire person, not just segments. She looks at what is at the core of the dilemmas and provides guidance, support and encouragement to help the clients achieve their goals.

 Claudette, also known as the stepmom coach, inspires people to achieve their best in life, whether it is in their relationships or their personal development so that they, in turn feel empowered to do what they were meant to do.

Claudette offers workshops, group coaching as well as one-on-one coaching. She speaks on topics on communication, life balance and creating your life vision. She co-authored several books and wrote "Words of Hope, Inspiration and Wisdom for Stepmom which you can download for free at www.stepmomcoach.

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June 18, 2012 Rituals for Everyday ~ Guest: Meg Cox

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This week we're in true celebration mode. The whole show is about traditions, rituals and all the ways we celebrate every single day. From holidays to birthdays to daily dinners we're chatting about the things that bring us together, build bonds and make memories.

Joining us for an inside peek is author Meg Cox. Meg is a wife and mom who loves to create and use rituals herself. She has spent years interviewing experts about the details of rituals and why they are important as well as nterviewing families on how they use them. She'll be sharing the inside scoop on creating rituals and traditions that bind your family together and carry you through our fast-paced, ever-changing lives.

And after our chat with Meg we'll go to Christmas Corner where we'll take a look at how we can make a better holiday through tradition. Share your stories with us via the chat room at www.toginet.com/shows/heartfilledholidays. Just click "Live Chat", give yourself a nickname and join the conversation.

   

Meg Cox is a seasoned journalist, author and nationally known authority on family traditions. She worked as a staff writer at the Wall Street Journal in Chicago and New York for 17 years. Since the birth of her son, Max, in 1994, she's been a freelance writer, completing five books and hundreds of magazine articles. She's been interviewing families about their traditions for well over a decade and has lectured and led workshops on ritual all over the country. Cox served as a traditions spokesperson for such companies as Pillsbury, Hallmark and KFC.  A passionate quilter who also writes articles and books about quilting, Meg serves as president of the national nonprofit Alliance For American Quilts. She lives with her husband and son in Princeton, NJ.

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June 11, 2012 Summer Fun and Romance ~ Guest: Dr. Terri Orbuch

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With summer heating up it's time to take a look at your plans, to make sure you get what you want out of life. And the same holds true for summer romance. Remember when you were a teen and the how much fun it was to have a summer crush? Well, you may be all grown up now but still be looking forward to finding love. Listen in as Dr. Terri Orbuch shares her relationship wisdom with us, dispelling the myths and giving us sound advice for finding a lasting relationship. Working from the inside out she'll share the six simple steps to a new and happy relationship based on her findings from a 25 year landmark study funded by the NIH.

After our chat with Dr. Orbuch we'll wrap things up with a trip to Christmas Corner. This week we'll take a peek at Christmas in July and all fun and possibilities that brings.

   

Dr. Terri Orbuch is a relationship expert, therapist, and the project director for the NIH-funded Early Years of Marriage project, a landmark study of marriage, divorce, and repartnering that is unprecedented in its scope. Dr. Orbuch is a research professor at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, a professor at Oakland University, and the relationship advisor for OurTime.com. She appears weekly on Fox 2-Detroit Morning News in a live, in-studio Love Doctor® segment and writes blogs and articles for Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and other national news outlets. She is also the author of 5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great.

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June 4, 2012 Intentional Living ~ Guest: Shawn Fink

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How to enjoy every single day ~ that's our theme for today's show. We're talking about ways to enjoy the simple things, the big events and everything in between. We'll have tips for seeing opportunities and savoring every moment. To help us along with that we'll be taking a peek at upcoming holidays, ideas for Fathers' Day and, of course, taking our weekly jaunt to Christmas Corner.

Our guest this week is Shawn Fink. Shawn is a busy wife and mom who knows how to make every moment count. She's a down-to-earth, fun-loving soul who inspires me to love my life. I've been following her blog and asked if she would share her real, simple, down-to-earth ideas with us. She'll be chatting with us about intentionally living; sharing stories, tips and inspiration that we can all use.

Shawn Ledington Fink is a writer and author of Awesomely Awake, a project devoted to inspiring parents to live more intentionally and more creatively while having fun raising the next generation. Awesomely Awake provides weekly intentions that give people the courage "to be the change they wish to see in the world." When she's not being a working mama, she can be found reading, volunteering in her community, drinking coffee and meditating. 

 

 

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May 28, 2012 Memorial Day and Memories ~ Sandy Fowler

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May 28th is Memorial Day and what better time to look at memories than that? This holiday is all about remembering and appreciating those we love. This week's show takes it all a step further and looks at interesting and creative ways to use memories to enjoy our holidays more and to add more meaning to our lives.

We'll be spending the whole 60 minutes together, just you and me on the air for a full hour of insights, ideas and suggestions. We'll talk about traditions, gifts, loved ones and more. If you're going to be celebrating and you aren't able to join me at show time then be sure to grab the podcast.  

Sandy Fowler is passionate about helping women de-stress their lives through simple strategies. Through her radio show, blog and workshops, she focuses on weeding out the stress while creating more joy. Using holidays and special celebrations as a springboard, Sandy helps women create happiness in their lives every day.

Sandy is a contributing author to "Living the Life of My Dreams", the author of the forthcoming book "Homemade Holidays", a Co-creator of The Secret to Getting What You Want: Four Little Known Communication Secrets and the host of the Heart Filled Holidays radio show.

When she isn't speaking to women Sandy enjoys her time with family and friends. She especially loves to spend time with her husband and their two daughters camping, hiking, playing games, reading or wandering the beach where their dog can romp and run.

To connect with Sandy and get her free holiday help visit www.HeartFilledHolidays.com

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May 21, 2011 Surviving Summer Fun ~ Guest: Kristin Beltaos

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A change in plans for today's show. Ally had to reschedule so she'll be joining us later this summer on July 16. We were really lucky to snag some time with Kristin Beltaos so we're changing today's show to one about preparing for summer. We'll be looking ahead a bit to see what plans we're making, jot down a few key things to think about to make this summer one we can truly enjoy and, of course, taking our trip to Christmas Corner.

Kristin Beltaos will join us for our expert interview this week to share strategies for surviving the summer with food allergies. Summer is a season of gatherings, travel and backyard barbeques which can all be landmines for food allergies. Whether you're trying to be a good host to guests who are dealing with these allergies or your child has them, Kristin will shed light on some key things to look for and share tips for keeping the summer fun. Be sure to tune in to hear about the latest changes from airlines and even Disney that can affect your family and your travel plans.

   

Kristin Beltaos, M.A., owner of A Gift of Miles, offers coaching/consulting in the areas of stress, food allergies and reproductive challenges. Kristin struggled with infertility and multiple miscarriages and is now a mother to two beautiful boys, one who has multiple food allergies. She firmly believes that humor can diffuse and carry us through almost any situation and relishes being a positive influence to others with these same challenges. Kristin is the creator of a series of workshops focused on living life fully with food allergies. She also wrote and led the implementation of the first 504 Plan for food allergies in her son's school. She was honored as the November/December 2011 InSeason Mom. Prior to starting her business, Kristin was employed and consulted for a variety of companies in the areas of strategic planning and marketing. To learn more, visit her website at www.agiftofmiles.com, Facebook.com/agiftofmiles and Twitter: KristinBeltaos

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May 14, 2012 Changing Things Up ~ Guest: Angie Mozilla

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Today we're looking at changing things up! In the opening segment we're talking about what to do when there's something in your life that you dread. We'll have an example and a couple ideas on what you can do about it. Then we're bringing in Angie Mozilla for a round table chat about the ruts in our life. We all have times when we feel stuck or where we aren't getting the results we want. Listen in as we explore this and discover a few identifiers that can help show us when it's happening.

We'll also be chatting about upcoming holidays including a few tips for one day that can add to both your safety and your happiness. And we'll cap it all off with our weekly trip to Christmas Corner.

 

Angie (a.k.a. AZ Mom of Many Hats) juggles being a mom to her three fabulous daughters and a wife to her wonderful husband, being an employee, a student, a friend, a daughter, a sister, a regular moderator of teenage dispute, a taxi driver, a personal assistant, fixer of boo boos and broken hearts, a confidant, a counselor, a creator or memories, a cook, a creative genius, a maker of community, a life coach, a cheerleader, a medic, the CEO of my home..... all of the "Hats" that come along with being a mom.

Angie is also the author of AZ Mom of Many Hats Blog and AZmomofmanyhats.com, a regular "Mom" on MomtimeTV Radio, and has an established presence in the social media world. She has shared her passions and creativity online, on local TV, and in various public venues. She has a heart for Moms and helping them to see their importance and believe in their value in the world!

After several years of moving from state to state as her husband climbed the corporate ladder, she and her family have settled in the sunny and warm Desert Southwest. Here she obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech Communication, has become involved in various organizations, groups and communities, and has found her voice and medium for expression.

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May 7, 2012 All About Moms ~ Guest: Erin Kurt

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One of the greatest joys in life is also one of the greatest stresses - parenting. Whether you're getting ready for a big event or trying to get through a simple day, raising kids can be a challenge. This week we're taking an honest look at what happens and how we can experience stress free parenting. Erin Kurt is joining us to talk about "How to Parent Without Having to Yell, Bribe or Nag" and I'm certain we'll be able to pick her brain and get some of her fabulous tips.

We're also taking a peek at Mother's Day and that annual conundrum of enjoying your day while also honoring and celebrating the other moms in your your life. And in Christmas Corner we are keeping Erin on the line to talk about creating connection with simple traditions!

 

Erin Kurt is an author, speaker and international stress-free parenting coach to working moms who struggle with overwhelm, guilt and parenting without raising their voice. 

Her book, "Juggling Family Life:A Step-by-Step Guide to Stress Free Parenting", Audio Program "The Life Balance Formula", and the "Stress-Free Parenting Club" are just some of the ways Erin supports working mothers so that they can discipline without yelling, spend quality time with their family and finally achieve life/work balance.

Her book as well as her simple and highly effective techniques, have been featured around the world on radio and top parenting websites, as well as in magazines and newspapers, such as Mother and BabyFitness First, and theCalcalist.

Erin currently resides in the UK with her husband and two children.

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April 30, 2012 Garage Sale Treasures ~ Guest: Barb Tobias

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Garage sale season is upon us! On today's show we'll chat about how these events can make our lives better. And joining us for this week's interview portion is an amazing guest, Barb Tobias. Barb is the Thrift Talk Diva and the author of the book "Tossed and Found". Barb joined us in December last year on our holiday medley show. She talked about thrift and gave us a whole new view of getting a great deal; from Christie's Auctions to your neighbor's garage sale, Barb shared the beauty of thrift. On that show she shared ideas for finding treasures and creating amazing holiday décor, today we're talking about garage sales: how to maximize the fun and the finds. 

In Christmas Corner we're talking about making gifts for others including how to think outside the "me" box. Join us live in the chat room during the show to ask questions or share your comments and we'll get those on the air.

 

Barb Tobias, America's Thrift Talk Diva, has spent a lifetime transforming trash into treasure. She is a master at creating stunning interiors, dressing clients like supermodels and turning the forgotten into the unforgettable-for a fraction of the cost.

Barb is a professional speaker, an inspiring coach, and the mistress of thrifty business. Her book, Tossed and Found, takes the reader on a journey of personal transformation. Walk with this inventive Diva as she shares the secret to purchasing, purging and profiting from thrift.

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April 23, 2012 Stress, Food & Binge Eating ~ Guest: Ellen Shuman

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Food and stress are two integral parts of every celebration yet they often don't work well together. This week we'll take a look at overeating and binge eating. Joining us for this conversation is Ellen Shuman of A Weigh Out. She'll help us explore the role stress plays and talk about triggers as well as how to determine whether you have a problem and if you need help.

In Christmas Corner we'll continue talking about stress but we'll be taking a look at some simple ways to curb holiday stress. So stay tuned for the whole show ‘cuz you don't want to miss a thing!

 

Ellen Shuman is the founder of A Weigh Out; Freedom from Emotional Eating and Weight Obsession... and Acoria Eating Disorder Treatment.  Through one to one coaching and the online Members' Circle, A Weigh Life offers relief to people, worldwide, who wish to overcome emotional and binge eating challenges, www.aweighout.com.  Ellen also serves as President of BEDA; the Binge Eating Disorder Association... and is the Co-Founder of the International Academy for Eating Disorders Special Interest Group on "Health at Every Size".  

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April 16, 2012 Money Matters ~ Guest: Belinda Rosenblum

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Money matters in our life. No, money doesn't create happiness but not understanding it and not having a plan for how to spend it can certainly cause unhappiness. This week we're addressing common concerns as well as tips and strategies for using it wisely to add to your joy.

Our guest this week is Belinda Rosenblum, a CPA and wealth expert who will cast a bright shining light on our finances and simple things we can do to enhance what we have and turn over bad habits. She'll share the three A's and why they will make or break your financial success plus many other tips for avoiding those financial hangovers.

And in Christmas Corner we'll take a peek at having fun at Christmas without breaking the bank. From decorating to gifts to parties there are simple tips and strategies to keep you on track. We'll get things started and look forward to hearing your ideas too!

 

Belinda Rosenblum, CPA and Wealth Expert, left her thriving corporate finance role to address a major unmet need in our communities-transforming the way people think, feel, and act with money to give them back their rightful power over their money mindset and money management.

She is now helping thousands of people discover how "owning your money" creates certainty, security, and the life of financial independence they deserve. Belinda is the President of Own Your Money LLC, a financial coaching and training company teaching individuals, couples, and business owners how to make managing their finances rewarding and profitable.

To get your free report and template as your first step toward achieving control, confidence, and the right fast easy actions around your finances now, go to www.OwnYourMoney.com/radiogift.

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April 9, 2012 Clearing Clutter ~ Guest: Angela Cody-Rouget

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Clutter and disorganization costs us time, money and energy even as it undermines our happiness. The simple act of being able to find what you need when you need it saves time and frustration. Being able to sit down and relax without feeling like you have to put things away gives you peace. And feeling like you can invite friends and family over without having to spend a month clearing out clutter and cleaning whatever was under the mess is priceless.

This week we're taking a look at simple strategies for organizing our lives and our homes. Angela Cody-Rouget, founder of Major Mom household organizers, is joining us for a first-hand look at the simple things that get us organized and keep us humming along.

 

Angela is a woman who learned some important things early in life.  She'd moved with her family 13 times by the time she was 14.  Because of this, she learned to keep her load light and not get attached to stuff.   Angela understood what it was like to make new friends and then have to leave them.  Today, Angela puts a high value on her church, family, friends and staff, as she cherishes those strong connections. The struggles she went through while growing up have created a truly tenacious spirit in her, as well as fostering tenderness toward others who face considerable challenges. 

Angela is an amazing mom, wife and business owner. She has grown her company from one to 15 in five years. She is on a mission to restore order to the world one household at a time. If anyone can do it, she can.

Visit Major Mom at www.majormom.biz 

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April 2, 2012 ~ Spring Forward ~ Sandy Fowler

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This week is all about spring! We're talking about fresh starts, Easter and more. It's a full hour of just you and me delving into the things that make our lives easier, better and happier.

I'm giving you a sneak peek at Fresh Start Magic then we'll move into Easter. We'll cover tips for celebrating this glorious holiday including ways to cut back on candy without complaints, decorating for a season over a celebration, and the cutest little bunny cupcakes ever. And, of course, we'll pop on over to Christmas Corner where we'll chat about ways to make the upcoming holiday season easier and more fun (and I'll give you a hint: it includes having fun now and this summer).

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March 26, 2012 ~ A Wedding You'll Treasure ~ Guest: Cornelia Powell

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Chances are you've thought about this day for years. Whether that thought took place throughout your own childhood years or those of your child, a wedding is so important. It's a time to treasure, both in the planning and in experiencing the big day. It's a time to strengthen bonds and grow our relationships. And that's what we'll be talking about this week.

Cornelia Powell, author of "The Bride's Ritual Guide: Look Inside to Find Yourself" will be joining us. She spent many years bringing more ease, pleasure and reassurance into a woman's life not only as a bride, but through all her rites-of-passage.  She'll be sharing some wonderful ideas and whether you're planning a wedding for yourself, your daughter, or a friend or you're planning another event I think you'll find great wisdom in her advice.

In Christmas Corner we'll take a look at the first Christmas for the new couple including tips and advice for the newlyweds as well as some fun and traditional gifts to give them.

 

Cornelia Powell ~ "The Wedding Folklorist"

Cornelia Powell, author of the 2009 Amazon bestseller, The Bride's Ritual Guide: Look Inside to Find Yourself , first made headlines in the world of weddings with her innovative and nationally recognized bridal art-to-wear store in Atlanta in the 1980s and 90s. Featured then in many magazines and newspapers as "the bride's sage," Ms. Powell was also one of the entrepreneurs featured at the time in Victoria magazine's popular book, The Business of Bliss: How to Profit from Doing What You Love.

After closing her store, Ms. Powell created an online magazine in 2006, Weddings of Grace, and is now a full-time writer, including blogging on bridal folklore and women's mythology. Her upcoming new book, The End of the Fairy-Tale Bride: How Princess Diana Rescued the Damsel in Distress & Other Princess Myths Revealed, will be out later this year with a womanly heart-opening message.

Combining her experiences as an associate editor at Vogue magazine early in her career, from working with thousands of brides and their families in her former shop and as a sought-after public speaker, Ms. Powell writes and speaks in a language of ritual and relationship, folklore and costume, stillness and self-discovery creating a "modern mythology" for all women-returning them to the intimacy of their rite-of-passage.

Special Offer: Cornelia has gratiously offered some special bonuses for anyone who would like to purchase a copy of her book "The Bride's Ritual Guide: A Look Inside to Find Yourself". In addition to the book you will receive two of Cornelias's meditation cds and a vintage 6-pence. Simply use this link to purchase the book and you will receive all three bonus items http://www.weddingsofgrace.com/store/TBRGSpecialOffer.php 

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March 19, 2012 ~ Simple Steps to Celebrating an Incredible Marriage ~ Guest: Dr. Terri Orbuch

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One of the best reasons around to celebrate is anniversaries. It's wonderful to remember the good things that have happened to us in our lives. Anniversaries give us the chance to relive them, honor them, and enjoy them all over again. The most common anniversary to celebrate is the wedding anniversary. However, in order to celebrate that we need to stay married and we want a relationship truly worth celebrating. So today we'll be talking about taking a relationship from good to great.

Dr. Terri Orbuch joins us to share insights from her 20+ year study on marriage. She's a professor and a reasearcher who discovered what REALLY breaks up a marriage and the very simple things we can do to increase the happiness of both partners. We'll be busting myths and getting tips that can skyrocket happiness and make your marriage wonderful.

 

Dr. Terri Orbuch is a renowned therapist and nationally recognized relationship expert known as The Love Doctor. She's also a nationally known research scientist at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, a psychologist, and an Oakland University professor. She has studied the marriage and divorce and romance and relationship patterns of thousands of individuals nationwide for over 20 years.

One of this country's most trusted relationship experts, Dr. Terri Orbuch has published over 40 articles; been quoted in such national publications as USA Today, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Reader's Digest; and authored five books.

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March 12, 2012 Celebraing with Senior ~ Guest: Michelle Seitzer

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Times change, people age and suddenly you may find yourself in new territory. Whether it's a parent, friend or grandparent you may suddenly be visiting them in an assisted living facility or nursing home, or they may have care-takers in their home. This change in environment can affect our celebrations and the way we interact with these loved ones. This week we'll take a look at things we can do to keep the love alive and enjoy every moment no matter where our loved ones live.

In Christmas Corner we'll take a peek at gift giving. When it comes to the older people in our life gifting can become difficult. Often times they feel they have everything they want or need or they just don't want more stuff coming into their home. It's understandable but it can leave us out in the cold when we want to show how much we care. Don't stress - there are some simple ideas you can take and run with which show how much you love them while respecting their wishes. Christmas celebrations with our elders can be some of the most rewarding so listen in and grab the tip that works for you!

Before settling down as a full-time freelance writer, Michelle Seitzer spent 10 years serving in various roles at assisted living communities in Pennsylvania and Maryland, then worked for several years as a public policy coordinator for the Alzheimer's Association's PA Chapters. She also served as a long-distance caregiver for her beloved grandfather, who died of Alzheimer's in 2009. Seitzer has blogged for SeniorsforLiving.com since November 2008 and is the co-founder and co-moderator of the #ElderCareChat on Twitter, held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 1pm ET.

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March 5, 2012 Kids' Parties ~ Guest: Jennifer of Passion for Parties

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Kids are amazing and there's nothing we love more than putting a smile on their face. Throwing a party is always a great way to do that! Whether they're six or sixteen, kids love the fun and food that comes with these events. So this week we're talking all about kids' parties! Those wonderful, exciting, hair-raising events that half of us love to throw and half of us dread. Either way, we're going to have great tips for creating events that are fun to host, great for the kids, and (hopefully) no-stress for you.

We have Jennifer from Passion-for-Parties joining us and she's got terrific ideas that you guys are going to love. In addition to being the go-to gal for all things party, Jennifer is a wife and mother of four so she'll have time saving tips and ideas for making things run smoothly.

 

Hi! 

I'm Jennifer, the girl behind Passion-for-Parties.com

In addition to being the party girl, I'm also a wife to an amazing man, and a mom to our four incredible kids.

Throwing parties and entertaining are my passions.

Creating, designing, and inspiring are what I enjoy most, and Passion-for-Parties is where I get to let it all shine.

After throwing lots of big shindigs and creating countless cakes, I've kind of become the go-to girl for all things party and cake related, which is how my business came to be.

In addition to providing fun, unique party ideas for all ages, I also now offer custom printable party packages in our brand new stationery shop.

I hope that you'll pay both the shop and the website a visit, I hope you enjoy what you discover, and most of all, I hope you find yourself inspired!

Happy Celebrating!

Jen

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Feb. 27, 2012 Living YOUR Way ~ Guest: Angie Mozilo

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Have you ever had the realization that you're living your life the way other people want you to? That you're doing a great job of filling roles like spouse, parent or employee but not really being yourself? When you have this realization there are common issues that come up and simple ways to handle them.

Angie Mozilla is joining us to talk about this mindset as we take a look at you and your fulfillment. She'll be talking about "Caging Our Big Green Parrot", "Embracing Our Inner Einstein", and "A Long Run at 9000 Feet" because, whether you're planning a family holiday or redeisgning your daily life, knowing how to handle these typical obstacles is your path to having it all.

 

Angie (a.k.a. AZ Mom of Many Hats) juggles being a mom to her three fabulous daughters and a wife to her wonderful husband, being an employee, a student, a friend, a daughter, a sister, a regular moderator of teenage dispute, a taxi driver, a personal assistant, fixer of boo boos and broken hearts, a confidant, a counselor, a creator or memories, a cook, a creative genius, a maker of community, a life coach, a cheerleader, a medic, the CEO of my home..... all of the "Hats" that come along with being a mom.

Angie is also the author of AZ Mom of Many Hats Blog and AZmomofmanyhats.com, a regular "Mom" on MomtimeTV Radio, and has an established presence in the social media world. She has shared her passions and creativity online, on local TV, and in various public venues. She has a heart for Moms and helping them to see their importance and believe in their value in the world!

After several years of moving from state to state as her husband climbed the corporate ladder, she and her family have settled in the sunny and warm Desert Southwest. Here she obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech Communication, has become involved in various organizations, groups and communities, and has found her voice and medium for expression.

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Feb. 20, 2012 A Peek Inside Stress-Free Parenting ~ Guest: Erin Kurt

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Kids and holidays go hand-in-hand. Celebrating with children always seems to make things sweeter. They love with abandon, celebrate with glee and show us the path to true happiness. They are often times the reason we celebrate and they are more than happy to join us.

AND...family life can feel overwhelming and exhausting. Trying to plan a party with kids who are being unruly or testing the limits can push our over-worked selves to the brink. Trying to juggle and balance all the activities and commitments of everyday life with the added tasks for creating a celebration can feel like it's not worth it.

So can we enjoy our celebrations? Can our holidays really be filled with joy? Find out as we chat with Erin Kurt, an author, coach and mom who lives and teaches about stress-free parenting. We'll get an inside peek at her family, her parenting, and their celebrations. And along the way we'll get some valuable tips and advice from someone who's been there and done that.

 

Erin Kurt is an author, speaker and international stress-free parenting coach to working moms who struggle with overwhelm, guilt and parenting without raising their voice. 

Her book, "Juggling Family Life:A Step-by-Step Guide to Stress Free Parenting", Audio Program "The Life Balance Formula", and the "Stress-Free Parenting Club" are just some of the ways Erin supports working mothers so that they can discipline without yelling, spend quality time with their family and finally achieve life/work balance.

Her book as well as her simple and highly effective techniques, have been featured around the world on radio and top parenting websites, as well as in magazines and newspapers, such as Mother and Baby, Fitness First, and the Calcalist.

Erin currently resides in the UK with her husband and two children.

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Feb. 13, 2012 An Extraordinary Valentine's Day ~ Guest: Lisa Giruzzi

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Valentine's Day is almost here and romance is in the air! Tuesday is the big day, the day that we're looking for love, connection and appreciation. But how can we be sure to enjoy our celebration? Ask Lisa Giruzzi.

In honor of Valentine's Day and the one year anniversary of Heart Filled Holidays Radio we are bringing back one of your favorite guests, communication authority Lisa Giruzzi. Lisa was the very first guest on Heart Filled Holidays and she's coming back to talk about love and relationships, including looking at the secret to having an extraordinary Valentine's Day. Lisa will be sharing her three tips for enjoying this special day and letting us know how we can go beyond the flowers and candy to create an extraordinary relationship.

Listen in live and you can ask questions in the chat room plus you'll hear an exciting announcement.

The link for Having an Extraordinary Relationship: 3 Simple Strategies to Enliven Your Love is www.your4keys.com/tsregistration.html 

Lisa Giruzzi of www.yourcommunicationauthority.com, has more than 25 years of experience helping people be more successful through effective communication.  She is the author of "31 Days to Transform Your Life" and co-author of "42 Rules for Creating WE" which Angela Ahrendts, CEO of Burberry, called "today's greatest guide for team success."  She is a co-host of the television talk show Real Conversations and is a dynamic speaker captivating audiences with her powerful message at keynotes, presentations and workshops nationwide.  

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Feb. 6, 2012 Lasting Love ~ Guests: Lori and Bob Hollander

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The next big holiday on the calendar is Valentine's Day. We all love having a day to celebrate love and to experience a little romance; but the real gift is a solid relationship you enjoy the other 364 days a year. So on this show we're talking about the whole shebang! including how to balance everything from head to heart to hormones.

Our guests, Lori and Bob Hollander of Relationships Work, will be sharing their insights with us. We'll chat about everything so be sure to tune in for amazing ideas and terrific insights on enjoying Valentine's Day and every day.

 

About Bob and Lori

When a relationship is vulnerable, the experts you choose must hold that responsibility in their hands like the surgeon delicately operating on the heart. The life or death of the relationship may depend upon it.

From couples in crisis to those wishing to deepen their connection, we have the unique privilege of not only providing the support they deserve, but of witnessing their growth as a couple - the creation of a one-of-a-kind, extraordinary partnership.

Our years together as spouses, parents and business partners, combined with our extensive professional training and experience in the relationship field have uniquely prepared us for this mission of making "Relationships Work."

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January 30, 2012 Color My World ~ Guest: Jill Kirsh

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Color has an amazing effect on everything around us. Join us this week as we look at the miracle of color, including using it on ourselves.

We all love to look our best. Whether we've spent an afternoon getting beautiful or we need to run out the door sans makeup, we want to feel good about ourselves. And when those special events roll around it is more important than ever. Our guest this week knows what a difference color can make in how we look and feel and she's designed a system that makes looking and feeling gorgeous absolutely foolproof! She's Jill Kirsch and she'll be sharing her insider secrets with us as we explore color in our clothes and makeup.

 

Jill Kirsh, founder of Jill Kirsh Color, has over 15 years of experience as a color stylist to thousands of men and women from around the world, from housewives and executives to prominent Hollywood celebrities. A former actress with a background in the fashion industry, Jill knows the value of first impressions, and how essential appearance can be to personal confidence and success. Recently featured in InStyle magazine, in addition to be named Best Color Consultant in `The Best of L.A.` issue of  Los Angeles Magazine, Jill has appeared on countless TV shows demonstrating her innovative and fun Color Makeover System. She is known in Hollywood circles as simply ``the guru of hue.`` Jill customizes makeup and clothing for stars in their daily lives and for special events such as the Academy Awards, the Emmys and The Golden Globes.

Visit her website at www.jillkirshcolor.com

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January 23, 2012 Memories ~ Guest: Cathi Nelson

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One of the wonderful things about a great celebration is going over it again and again. And that means we photograph them. But, unfortunately, many of us stop there and become overwhelmed with the mountain of pictures. And the age of digital cameras and video recorders merely compounds the problem. Sorting them and putting them into some kind of usable format can feel daunting. Never fear! Cathi Nelson, professional photo organizer is here to help. Cathi will be sharing some of her hints and tricks for crawling out from under the pile and creating some terrific albums. And if you still don't see a path out or you just want some help she'll be telling us about a new profession that can save us from our digital nightmare.

 

Cathi Nelson is the founder and president of Appo, the Association of Personal Photo OrganizersTM as well as her own business, PhotoSimplified. Cathi has been helping people organize their photos for over 17 years. Now, through APPO, she is teaching others to do the same. Appo provides support and education for entrepreneurs looking to build a photo organizing business and educates the public about the advantages of using photo organizing services. They are a growing and thriving network of professionals dedicated to telling their clients' stories. Through images, words, and creatively designed photo books, scrapbooks, and more, Photo Organizers are bringing cherished memories back into clients' lives. 

Cathi saw how great the demand was for these services and she created a simple way for people to find the help they need. When asked what she enjoys about the organnization Cathi says, "What I like best about Appo is the chance to empower women and men to help others tell their family stories through their photos". Cathi is also a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO). She was a speaker at the 2011 NAPO annual conference and the IPI Annual Conference, and frequently speaks on photo organizing at libraries, through continuting adult education classes, and photo organizing retreats.

For more information visit appo.org

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January 16, 2012 Self Compassion ~ Guest: Kristin Neff, PhD

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After a season of planning, organizing, giving and going it's time to take a deep breath. Today's show will be a chance for you to do that. So grab a cup of tea, relax and join us as we discover ways to enjoy ourselves more and increase our happiness by taking care of ourselves.  We'll be looking at some fun ways to take care of yourself as well as why and how you can go easy on yourself without becoming horribly self-indulgent or selfish.

Our guest is Kristin Neff. Kristin is an associate professor and a leading authority on Self-Compassion. She's the author of Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind and she's joining us today to give us a different perspective self-compassion, self-esteem and happiness.

  

Kristin Neff, PhD, received her doctorate in Human Development from the University of California at Berkeley in 1997. She is currently an Associate Professor of Human Development and Culture at the University of Texas at Austin. She is considered to be the world's leading expert on self-compassion, and a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research. In addition to writing numerous academic articles and book chapters on the topic, she is author of the book "Self-Compassion," released by William Morrow in 2011.  In conjunction with her colleague Dr. Chris Germer, she has developed an eight-week training program called Mindful Self-Compassion, and offers workshops on self-compassion worldwide.  Finally, Kristin is featured in the bestselling book and award-winning documentary The Horse Boy, which chronicles her family's adventure with autism.

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January 9, 2012 Chinese New Year ~ Guest: Kathryn Weber

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The new year is here and resolutions abound. Join us as we take a look at the truth about New Year's Resolutions including strategies for success and ways you can dump the guilt.

Then stay tuned as we look forward to another new year, the Chinese New Year. We have Kathryn Weber, feng shui consultant, author, and creator of the #1 feng shui ezine joining us. She'll share the inside scoop on Chinese New Year; what it means for us and the best ways to prepare ourselves and our homes2012 is the Year of the Dragon, a true power year. Most feng shui practiced in the west is something that's done once and forgotten. But in China and all throughout Asia, feng shui is a practice that is part of everyday life -- and no more so than at the beginning of the year.

Kathryn Weber is one of the most popular feng shui experts in America. Her Red Lotus Letter feng shui e-Zine has been in publication for over 10 years and has thousands of devoted readers from around the globe. Her Red Lotus feng shui jewelry line is featured on Home Shopping Network, and her Living Space newspaper column is nationally syndicated and carried in newspapers and websites around the world. For more information, log on to www.redlotusletter.com

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January 2, 2012 Heart and Home ~ Guest: Amber Singleton Riviere

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Today's show is our ‘Hearth and Home' episode where we're talking about creating homes and adding the warmth of home to your celebrations. Last December I had the privilege of meeting a woman who is on a mission to create that for a lot of kids who don't have one. It's an exciting dream from an amazing lady who will share her story with us.

We'll also be talking about New Year's resolutions including how to set yourself up for success. And, in Christmas Corner, we'll look at the truth about scaling back for the holidays. 

 

As the founder of Fund the Farm, Amber Singleton Riviere wanted to find a way to have a greater impact on foster care within the U.S.  After deciding to adopt a child of her own, it didn't take long for her to decide it would be from foster care.  When she saw the sheer number of kids who had been abused, abandoned, neglected, or for whatever reason ended up in foster care, she was at first overwhelmed and heartbroken.  Over time, though, she started to see that she had room for these kids or, rather, could make room, and so began the idea of Fund the Farm.

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December 26, 2011 Birthdays and Blessings ~ Sandy Fowler

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Today is all about birthdays and blessings. While the holidays take up most of our attention at this time of year, sometimes a birthday happens in the midst of it all. Listen in as we talk about some simple ways to keep that birthday special.

We'll also take a close up look at the blessings of a handmade holiday. We've talked quite a bit about making your own presents or even decorations, but why would you do this? Why would you spend the time, especially if you're not ‘crafty?. On today's show we'll talk about what happens, the unexpected blessings you may experience when you go this route.

We'll wrap it all up with a chat about the 12 Days of Christmas including a look at how you can make your celebrations last for more than one day.

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December 19, 2011 A Holiday Medley ~ Guest: Barb Tobias

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Today's show is a bit of a medley. We're touching on holiday birthdays because we all know how those can add a certain flair to the season:) We'll also talk about cleaning the house, thrifty decoration, the 12 Days of Christmas and more!

We have a really fun guest today. Barb Tobias is the Thrift Talk Diva and she'll be sharing some fun ideas for creating a warm and welcoming home you'll love to entertain in - and she does it all for pennies on the dollar! Barb grew up on a farm, later lived a life of privilege including being a runway model. When she lost it all she learned to dress and decorate in the styles she loved for prices she could afford. Now it's all fun and games and you won't want to miss her story or her advice so be sure to tune in!

 

Barb Tobias, America's Thrift Talk Diva, has spent a lifetime transforming trash into treasure. She is a master at creating stunning interiors, dressing clients like supermodels and turning the forgotten into the unforgettable-for a fraction of the cost.

Barb is a professional speaker, an inspiring coach, and the mistress of thrifty business. Her book, Tossed and Found, takes the reader on a journey of personal transformation. Walk with this inventive Diva as she shares the secret to purchasing, purging and profiting from thrift.

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December 12, 2011 Making Your Own Rules ~ Guest: Carey Sue Vega

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This week we're talking about the rules, making them and breaking them. We're chatting about some of the common issues like "Do I really have to send Christmas cards?" and "Who do I invite?" It's equal parts etiquette, dreams and reality, all mixed together to create your wonderful holiday season.

Sharing secrets with us for using etiquette to enhance our family gatherings is Carey Sue Vega. She's a mom and an etiquette expert who understands how and when to use the rules and when to bend them. She'll be sharing some of her tips and stories to help us have a brighter holiday.

     

Carey Sue Vega is an award-winning expert in business professionalism and social etiquette.  The Ponca City native has done consultant work for businesses, attorneys, doctors and organizations around the world - literally.  For ten years, she honed her skills with an international audience, as Cruise Director for the Norwegian Cruise Line.

Vega has been featured in numerous radio and television shows and magazine articles, sharing her expertise on topics such as The Rules for International Dining, Cell Phone Courtesy, Whom Is Introduced to Whom? and that ever-popular topic of How To Mingle Without Being Cornered by the Boring Guy Wearing a Leisure Suit.

But don't expect this Miss Manners to have a white bun; Carey Sue is "regular person" who has simply learned to use professionalism to her advantage.

"Etiquette is not about being hoity-toity with your pinky in the air," says Vega.  "No matter what situation you are in, having good conversational and social skills help you feel comfortable and help the people around you feel comfortable."

Not only does Vega teach adults and teenagers how to choose the right fork and dance the cha-cha-cha, she can hold her stemware and Hors d'oeuvres in one hand while shaking hands with the other.

Since 2001, Vega has served as director for the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Chapters of The National League of Junior Cotillions and The International League of Corporate Cotillions.  She is married to her cruise-line sweetheart, Ricardo Vega.  After years at sea, the two decided to drop anchor in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 2000.

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December 5, 2011 Christmas with Kids ~ Guest: Blythe Lipman

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This week we're talking about our kids. We'll be looking at ways to shape their expectations, tips for keeping their focus, fun activities to do with them, and ideas for helping both us and them enjoy all our celebrations more.

Joining us is Blythe Lipman, author of Help! My Baby Came Without Instructions and the host of the ‘Baby and Toddler Instructions' radio show. She'll be sharing ideas for confident parenting while planning and enjoying our celebrations so don't miss out!

Blythe has taken care of over 1000 babies in the past twenty-five years.

Meeting her first baby when she was eleven years old, Blythe has continued her life-long love for babies.

She worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Boston as a volunteer while attending Boston University.

Blythe is the president of Baby Instructions in Scottsdale, Arizona. She has set up infant rooms with turn-key operations in many preschools throughout the country.

She works extensively with new parents, providing seminars, tips and daily phone calls of reassurance. Blythe presents workshops sharing her expertise and easy-to-use tips to make those first years the easiest and best! Her parent books have won numerous awards of recognition.

Blythe has two grown children and lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with her partner, Gary and her dogs, Lucy and Desi. 

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November 28, 2011 Homemade Holidays ~ Guest: Nikki McGonigal

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This week's show is all about you and the warmth and wonder you bring to your holidays. This isn't just about crafts. We'll be chatting about all things homemade; from music to gifts to decorations to atmosphere - we'll cover it all!

Joining us with her own special magic is Nikki McGonigal. She'll be talking to us about handmade holidays with ideas that add love and your special touch to your celebrations. Her new ebook titled 'Handmade Holidays' is chock full of great ideas and amazing inspiration for adding your own special touches in a way that make a celebration uniquely yours. We'll chat with her and she'll share some of that inspiration with us.

 

Nikki, In Stitches started from my passion for crafts, and grew into a craft blog.  I wanted to highlight all the great, creative ideas out there, and it has grown bigger than I ever could have imagined.  As a life-long crafter and one-time teacher, writing a craft blog was the perfect outlet for me to share.  Teaching others to craft and cultivate their creative ideas is a passion of mine.  And honestly, creating my blog and watching it grow is the most fun I have ever had.  Nothing makes me happier than witnessing the range and resourcefulness of all my readers’ creative ideas.

I enjoy putting fresh twists on traditional crafts. Mashing up modern methods and old school techniques is a great source for creative ideas in crafting. Even though I have a passion for all things crafty and for blogging, I'm still a seamstress at heart! I'd like to think that I have the skill of someone who's been sewing and crafting for years, with the style of the hip, young girl I am! So please enjoy Nikki, In Stitches and feel free to stop by and share your ideas with the entire community there. 

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November 21, 2011 Pet-tastic Celebrations ~ Guest: Jon Patch

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This Monday we're doing something we've never done before; we're bringing our furry, feathered, and scaly friends into our celebrations. That's right, we're talking pets. I'm so excited about this show! As someone who is dog crazy, I know how much joy our pets can add to our lives. Now we'll be talking about how they can add to our celebrations.

As a special treat we have Jon Patch of "Talkin' Pets" joining us to share ideas, stories and insights. If you have a pet, celebrate with someone who has a pet, or have ever considered getting one you'll want to tune in to this episode. 

 

Graduated from Penn State University in 1983 and landed my first broadcasting job at the flagship station to SUN Radio Network in St. Petersburg, FL as a producer of talk radio.  In 3 months advanced to a network producer, then on air as a national eventually local weather reporter for the Tampa Bay area.  Held a position in management as a trainer to new hosts and producers and later Affiliate Relations Manager, eventually in 1990 started hosting, Talkin' Pets.  Left SUN radio several years later and worked with USA Radio Networks for 1 year.  Have now been working with Business TalkRadio & Lifestyle TalkRadio Networks for the past 12 years under the title of Affiliate Relations and am still hosting the largest and longest running pet radio and internet show in the country, Talkin' Pets, for the past 20 years...  My one true passion in life is to help to educate the world through interviews with celebrities like Betty White, Tippi Hedren, Bob Barker, Linda Blair and others, authors, foundations and organizations like the ASPCA, LCA, HSUS, AHA, WSPA on the ways to make this world a better place for all animals and mankind in which share this very fragile and mysterious planet called earth.  The only home we have so we all need to learn how to share and maintain it so that life for us all continues and evolves forever...

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November 14, 2011 De-Stressing Me & My Holidays ~ Guest: Beth Bracaglia

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This week we're talking about stressing less this holiday season. From some general stress relieving ideas to holiday specifics we'll be covering it all. Beth Bracaglia from Simply Organized will be joining us with her hints and tips for a low stress holiday season.

Then we'll wander over to Christmas Corner and take a look at a great new service at Heart Filled Holidays along with some great relaxation techniques.

And if you're listening live on Monday at noon EST you can even pose questions in the chat room. We'll do our best to answer them right on the air.

Beth Bracaglia is a Baltimore/DC based Professional Organizer and Chief Organizing Officer of Simply Organized.  

Beth has a Bachelors of Science degree from Clemson University in Management and Industrial/Organizational Psychology and is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO).  She has over (15) years of experience helping her clients to organize their homes and offices.  Beth has experience in fields as diverse as retail management, technology, event management, training & development and restaurant consulting. 

Currently, as Chief Organizing Officer of Simply Organized, Beth assists clients in organizing their homes and offices. By working on an organizing project and coaching clients in the process, they are able to have more time to truly do what they want - spend time with friends and family.  Simply Organized helps to clean and organize your space, which includes removing, donating or consigning items for you.   Beth firmly believes that for every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned. 

In addition to Simply Organized, Beth is also the creator of Beth Bracaglia's Simply Inspired whose mission is to "Inspire ~ Motivate ~ Organize" through sharing quotes, pictures, videos and many of the things in life that truly inspire. To receive great tips, tools and resources for simplifying and organizing your home or office, visit Beth's Simply Organized Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/simplyorganizedtoday. To visit Beth Bracaglia's Simply Inspired page on Facebook, go to http://www.facebook.com/bethbracaglias.simplyinspired. And to learn more about Simply Organized services, go to Beth's main site at http://www.simplyorganizedtoday.com

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November 7, 2011 A Holiday Scrapbook ~ Guests: Brenda Nixon, Cathy Messecar, Leslie Wilson

This week's show will be a cozy and vibrant show! We'll be sharing some great ideas for a whole month of giving thanks as well as all kinds of ideas for Christmas. Our special guests this week are the authors of A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts: Stories to Warm Your Heart and Tips to Simplify Your Holiday. This lovely book is just packed with everything warm and wonderful about Christmas and we'll be discussing it all!

And if you're listening live on Monday at noon EST you can even share ideas or pose questions in the chat room. We'll do our best to share them on the air.

A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts is full of fresh ideas and practical ways to weave delight into the Christmas holidays. It's co-authored by six amazing women, three of whom will be joining us today.

  • Brenda Nixon, M.A., helps parents and professionals understand child development and parenting issues. Author of the award-winning The Birth to Five Book, Brenda also hosts The Parent's Plate radio show here on toginet, and offers child discipline tips at www.BrendaNixon.com

  • Author Cathy Messecar speaks at local and national women's retreats, women's Bible classes, garden and social clubs, MOPS, retired teachers and writing guilds.  She currently writes for The Courier, a daily with Houston Community Newspapers (over 500 columns). Her latest book is a Bible study book for individual or groups, "A Still and Quiet Soul: Embracing Contentment"

    (2011). She also wrote "The Stained Glass Pickup: Glimpses of God's Uncommon Wisdom" (2006), a book of devotions. A second gift book in the "Scrapbook" series debuts in April of 2012," A Scrapbook of Motherhood Firsts: Stories to Celebrate and Wisdom to Bless Moms." 

  • Leslie Wilson pens a weekly humor column, "Reality Motherhood," and makes thousands laugh each year through Hearts at Home, MOPS, and Early Childhood PTAs. She's a contribuing author to the Groovy Chicks' Road Trip series, Chicken Soup fo the Mother of Preschoolers's Soul, and dozens of parenting magazines. Visit www.RealityMotherhood.com
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October 31, 2011 Getting What You Want ~ Guest: Lisa Giruzzi

This Monday I'm hosting the last show in our series on communication. Lisa Giruzzi is joining us once again to share her insights and to let me pick her brain. She'll be telling us why communication is the key to getting what you want. She's also agreed to answer our questions. So whatever is on your mind, send it in! Whether it's about achieving a goal, having the holiday you want, getting your point across, building stronger relationships, or if you want clarification from one of her previous visits just email your question to info@heartfilledholidays.com or post it on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/heartfilledholidays.

And if you're listening live on Monday at noon EST you can even pose questions in the chat room. We'll do our best to answer them right on the air.

Aside from that we have more on Halloween and, of course, fun ideas and tips in Christmas Corner.

Lisa Giruzzi is a leading communication authority who has devoted more than 25 years to helping people achieve their goals and create the life they want. From her beginnings in the world of social work, to her work with a premiere self-development company, and right on into her current role as author, speaker and consultant, Lisa has powerfully impacted lives by teaching individuals the keys to effective communication.  She's the author of: 31 Days to Transform Your Life, a co-author of the Amazon best seller: 42 Rules for Creating WE, author of Bringing Out the Best in Your Employees: The Ultimate Guide and co-host of the tv talk show Real Conversations.

 

 

 

 

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October 24, 2011 Your Beautiful Holiday ~ Guest: Kathleen Ellis

Today we're covering Halloween including green ideas and alternative celebrations for those who don't want to celebrate Halloween. We're also bringing back Kathleen Ellis to talk to us about a totally beautiful life and the new event she created with me called Your Beautiful Holiday. Then we'll wrap things up in Christmas Corner with some fun gift ideas and general holiday tips and inspiration for a light and fun look at Christmas.

It'll be a full and fun show so be sure to tune in! And if you're listening live you can ask questions in the chat room and we'll try to answer them on the show.

Kathleen Ellis, Lifestyle Designer, decorator, speaker, writer and TV personality, specializes in teaching you how to create a life of TOTAL BEAUTY which includes Inner Beauty, Outer Beauty and Surrounding Beauty. Kathleen believes your unique sense of style should be reflected in your life choices & mindset, your wardrobe and your home. She is an expert at motivating and inspiring you to create the Beautiful Life you dream of and to bloom into the Beautiful Woman you were created to be.

For 5 years, she was the featured lifestyle expert on CBS affiliate WHP-TV in Harrisburg, PA. As a successful Interior Decorator for over 16 years, she has been featured in several publications including Romantic Homes, Chesapeake Home, Central PA and Harrisburg magazines. Kathleen enjoys sharing her passion for creating romance, beauty and elegance in every area of life. Kathleen presents workshops on various Lifestyle topics. Through a unique event she created, The PINK Tea Experience, she challenges women to take time to reconnect, renew and relax, celebrating the beauty of life! Kathleen inspires and motivates her audience to dream and to step out of the box to make those dreams come true.

 

 

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October 17, 2011 Dealing with Dough ~ Guest: Hollis Colquhoun

This week we're going to be dealing with dough. No, we aren't baking cookies, but we'll do something just as sweet. We're going to talk about money; making it, saving it and spending it. One of the most stressful aspects of the holiday season is finances and we want to give you a path to enjoy your holidays without the financial strain.

For some expert advice, we have Hollis Colquhoun joining us. Hollis is a financial expert, author of the award winning book Women Empowering Themselves: A Financial Survival Guide, and a martial artist. She'll be sharing her wisdom along with her financial self-defense strategies and I'll be sharing some tips and tricks I've found or used myself.

   

Hollis worked on Wall Street for 20 years and was one of the first female institutional bond traders. She later became an Accredited Financial Counselor for a nonprofit credit counseling agency and counseled thousands of clients from around the country.

Most of her clients were women in financial trouble after divorce or death of a spouse, mainly because they had no clue how to manage their finances. Hollis wanted to rectify this situation so she and a co-counselor wrote the Amazon Bestseller and 2011 National Indie Excellence Award Winner: Women Empowering Themselves: A Financial Survival Guide to give women a basic understanding of net worth, budgeting, saving, cash flow management, credit reports, goal setting and available resources.

Hollis is passionate about personally and financially empowering women; she gives financial education seminars and writes articles for a variety of online sites such as the Examiner and Technorati and for magazines including Personal Excellence, Self and More.

Hollis has been practicing martial arts for 17 years earning black belts in both Karate and Tae Kwon Do and she teaches self-defense classes for young adult women.

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October 10, 2011 Organizing Christmas ~ Guest: Lane Jordan

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Holidays are amazing and fun but they take planning and preparation, and Christmas is no exception. In fact, people spend more time preparing for Christmas than for all the other holidays put together. So this week we're going lighten the load by sharing tips, techniques and simple strategies for making that easier both now and in December.

Joining us will be Lane Jordan, author of the much anticipated book 12 Steps to A More Organized Christmas and Holiday Season. Lane will be sharing her insights on things we can do now and throughout the Christmas season to help us stay focused on the true meaning of the holiday and not get caught in the time management traps that are just waiting for us.

      

Lane Jordan is an author, national speaker, seminar leader, recording artist, Bible teacher, and certified life coach. She attended Auburn University, where she studied Fashion Merchandising and Marketing. She then transferred to Georgia State University and graduated with a BA degree in Journalism and Broadcasting.

Lane was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, in a family of seven children. As a child, she enjoyed gymnastics, cheering, piano, and scouting. Now that she is an adult, along with her love for reading, writing, and singing, Lane enjoys sports, especially tennis, golf, swimming, walking, and hiking.

Lane served as the associate producer for the weekly television program In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley and was also the editor of the First Baptist Church of Atlanta's weekly newsletter, The Witness.

Lane began speaking and writing over eighteen years ago while she was living in Littleton, Colorado. She now lives in Frisco, Texas, with her husband, Scott, who partners with her in ministry. Lane has two daughters: Christi, a graduate of Baylor University, who is married and living in Ohio with grandchild number one, and Grace, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, who works in Houston, Texas.

Lane's heart's desire is to do all she can for the Lord and to love, support, motivate, and encourage women in all walks of life. She has written four books, all on the subject of helping women become more organized. She also released a collection of well-known, contemporary gospel songs titled How Do I Live? Currently, Lane writes a weekly blog to help inspire and motivate women in all aspects of their lives. You can find this blog at www.PathwaysToOrganization.com and request her to speak to your church or organization or to make a media appearances at Lane@LaneJordanMinistries.com

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October 3, 2011 Celebrating with Teens ~ Guest: Nicole O'Dell

This Monday we'll be talking about teens. We're taking a look at Halloween and some options for celebrating other than trick-or-treat. In Christmas corner we'll chat about attitudes and keeping the ‘gimmes' under control. And Nicole O'Dell, author and radio show host of Teen Talk is joining us to share her insights and wisdom into the world of teenagers. She'll be talking about celebrations, gifts and even getting help with the preparations. You don't want to miss Nicole's tips for getting your teen involved and keeping everyone happy!

She writes. She talks. She reads. She changes diapers. Nicole O'Dell is a mom of six--including a set of toddler triplets who may or may not be potty trained sometime in 2011. Jury's still out on that one. She is the author of a bunch of YA books, including the popular Scenarios for Girls interactive fiction series and the upcoming Diamond Estates Series, 10/11. Non-fiction for teens includes Girl Talk, 2/1/12, which she wrote with her two daughters based on their popular blog column by the same name, and O'Dell's desire to bridge the gap between parents and teens is evident in her adult non-fiction like the upcoming Hot Buttons series. 

Nicole O'Dell is also the host of Teen Talk Radio where "It's all about choices!" Dive in with her on topics like peer pressure, dating, purity, drugs, alcohol, modesty, popularity, decisions about the future, and many other things that might come up along the way. 

You can find all of Nicole's books and links to Teen Talk Radio all the fun social stuff at www.nicoleodell.com.

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September 26, 2011 Being Beautiful ~ Guest: Jennifer Robin

Next Monday we're back to beauty again but with new topics and a different spin. We'll discuss looking good and feeling good, that's feeling good inside and feeling good about how we look on the outside. We'll be learning tips and tricks for feeling better for the holidays and everyday.

As a special treat Jennifer Robin, author of "Growing More Beautiful" will be joining us to take an inside look at being beautiful. Jennifer has a unique perspective and uses her artist's eye to teach us how to see things in a new light. She'll share her thoughts on how we can look and feel beautiful along with some holiday tips.

   

For 25 years, Jennifer Robin has gone behind-the-scenes of women's lives: into their closets, their make-up drawers, and their dressing rooms. As owner of the image consulting firm Clothe Your Spirit, she has worked with hundreds of women as a color and wardrobe consultant, personal shopper, and make-up artist. Widely known in the industry for her innovative and artistic use of color and texture, she also gives private instruction in color analysis and color theory and expressive painting.

Jennifer's first book, Clothe Your Spirit: Dressing for Self Expression, was published in 1987 and pioneered the connection between one's inner essence and clothing, gaining a wide readership and changing many women's perception of what that overused expression "dress for success" truly means.

As she continued to work with clients over the years, Jennifer discovered her deep love of painting. Before long, her brilliantly colored mixed media and pastels were on exhibition. Her work continues to gain recognition, as well as devoted collectors.

It is her experience as a professional artist - capturing the light and colors of a mustard field at dawn, or filling her canvas with a celebration of the human body - that profoundly helped to shape her revolutionary ideas about beauty and fashion. Jennifer combines her consultant's expertise with her artist's understanding that an authentic inner life is a deep, rich source of beauty. She is passionate about freeing women from our society's critical, youth-obsessed media chatter. And she firmly believes that every woman, with the right guidance and attitude, can become more beautiful.

As Jennifer witnessed her clients' transformations, she felt compelled to get her message out to a wider audience, determined to bring about a long-needed cultural change. The result is her groundbreaking new book, Growing More Beautiful: An Artful Approach to Personal Style. With pages filled with breathtaking imagery, this book is nothing less than a work of art. But more importantly, Jennifer Robin's life-changing message will help each woman who reads it see herself as she never has before - with the generosity and expertise of an artist.

In addition to her newly released book, Jennifer reaches out to her readers in a myriad of ways - through her articles, blog, and newsletter, as well as through her many speaking engagements. With her background in theater and vibrant personality, she leads popular workshops based on the principles of Growing More Beautiful.

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September 19, 2011 Healthy & Happy Holidays ~ Guest: Liz Weiss

Next week we're getting healthy and happy. We'll be looking at simple, fun, and easy ways to improve our health (even during holidays and special celebrations) and to stay happy.


One of the greatest challenges for Moms is putting a dinner on the table day in and day out that is healthy and doesn't instigate a round of whining. That can be especially challenging when you are busy planning a special event or preparing for the holidays. But there is good news! The Meal Makeover Moms, Liz Weiss and Janice Newell Bissex, have solved that problem for us, and Liz will be joining us on the show to give us some great advice and simple tips.

Liz Weiss is an award-winning broadcast journalist, speaker, and spokesperson. She is the co-author of two cookbooks, No Whine with Dinner: 150 Healthy, Kid-Tested Recipes from The Meal Makeover Moms (M3 Press, 2011) and The Moms' Guide to Meal Makeovers: Improving the Way Your Family Eats, One Meal at a Time (Broadway Books, 2004).

Liz champions good nutrition on her website, MealMakeoverMoms.com. The content on her site serves as a resource for parents in search of realistic and practical ways to improve the family diet. There, they can listen to her weekly radio podcast, Cooking with the Moms, read her blog, Meal Makeover Moms' Kitchen, watch cooking videos, sign up for her free e-newsletter, and try all of her kid-friendly recipes. 

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September 12 Glitz & Glam ~ Guest: Missus Smarty Pants a.k.a. Leslie

It's bling time on Heart Filled Holidays! This week we're going to have a great time talking about fun stuff including things that make our holidays sparkle and shine. We'll be talking decorations and wardrobes, people and gifts. We're also bringing in an expert to help us take a special look at our wardrobes. Joining us will be Mrs. Smarty Pants, a.k.a. Leslie.

"With the name "MissusSmartyPants" I'm often asked who I am and how I got my fashion business started...


I have always been passionate about fashion and style. As a young girl I'd have to say my Barbie dolls would have won the "best dressed" award, if they had such a thing, LOL! However, as a teen I was real skinny...but by dressing my best I found I did not feel as awkward and it really boosted my self-confidence! In college I studied fashion merchandising. My emphasis was on fabric weaves and textures. I was hoping to be a fabric designer one day, but ended up working in the retail industry. A couple of years later I found myself a young mom with a stay-at-home lifestyle. For years I gave up on "style sense" and put everything into being a mom. After a couple of years, I felt I "lost myself" . I was in a frumpy state and needed to put what I knew style-wise to good use and re-do my own style--PRONTO!  

 
Fast forward years later, I've developed a "do-it-yourself" way for women (like me) to makeover their style. It's a step-by-step way to get your style back based on the shape of your body!"

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September 5, 2011 Etiquette ~ Guest: Elena Neitlich

Next week's show focuses on etiquette. That may evoke images of formal teas and using the correct fork but we'll be talking about real etiquette for real people. We'll chat about accepting invitations with grace and declining them as well so you can do what you want to do and not feel guilty. We'll cover sticky situations and common courtesy that makes your life better, easier and more meaningful.

Joining us will be Elena Neitlich. She's the founder of Moms on Edge and Etiquette Moms. She's the proud mother of two small boys Noah and Seth, and daughter Willow. Her educational background and work experience have made her an international etiquette expert, and she has trained etiquette trainers in over 30 countries around the world so, not only does she know what she's talking about, she's an expert on teaching us to understand and use it. Be sure to listen in for her ideas and tips!

     

 

Etiquette Moms (along with award winning, parent company Moms on Edge,LLC) is owned by "mompreneur" Elena Neitlich, the proud mother of two small boys Noah and Seth, and baby daughter Willow. Her educational background and work experience have made her an international etiquette expert, and she has trained etiquette trainers in over 54 countries around the world. After receiving her BFA in painting and print making and running her own art studio, she mastered white-glove service as a dining room Captain at a very prestigious four-star restaurant. She owned and operated a domestic placement agency specializing in training and placing butlers and house managers, and was Managing Director of a San Francisco-based children's theater company. In addition to teaching protocol and etiquette to corporate clients and schools, she paints and draws, plays a lot of tennis, and is joyfully raising her children. Elena's husband Andrew holds the key to her heart and a Harvard MBA. He is a vital member of the business team, focusing on accounting and marketing.

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August 29, 2011 Grab Bag Episode

This week we're doing a variety show. We'll be covering different topics including amazement, disappointment, beauty and change. We'll also go in depth with the topic of 'getting what you want out of your holidays'. We'll be taking a close look at our heart's desire and some of the ways we can attain that.

Included in this episode is the reading of a note by Vivienne McNeny, host of The Sociable Homeschooler radio show, who shares the story of visiting her parents and what she did when things weren't going the way she expected.

Join us for a full hour with Sandy Fowler as she explores this potpourri of ideas and options on this week's Heart Filled Holidays show.

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Aug 22, 2011 Simplicity ~ Guest: Beth Bracaglia

Next week's show covers a topic near and dear to my heart because it's something that brings so much happiness to so many women - simplification. This is a fabulous tool for enjoying our life with less stress and less frustration. Join us as we look at tips and techniques for easing the stress and increasing the joy by making things easier.

Beth Bracaglia, CEO of Simply Organized, will be sharing her ‘Top Ten Tips to Simplify Your Life'. She'll be covering all the bases with tips and ideas that are sure to lighten your load.

 Beth Bracaglia is a Baltimore/DC based Professional Organizer and Chief Organizing Officer of Simply Organized.  Beth has a Bachelors of Science degree from Clemson University in Management and Industrial/Organizational Psychology and is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO).  She has over (15) years of experience helping her clients to organize their homes and offices.  Beth has experience in fields as diverse as retail management, technology, event management, training & development and restaurant consulting. 

Currently, as Chief Organizing Officer of Simply Organized, Beth assists clients in organizing their homes and offices. By working on an organizing project and coaching clients in the process, they are able to have more time to truly do what they want - spend time with friends and family.  Simply Organized helps to clean and organize your space, which includes removing, donating or consigning items for you.   Beth firmly believes that for every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.

In addition to Simply Organized, Beth is also the creator of Beth Bracaglia's Simply Inspired whose mission is to "Inspire ~ Motivate ~ Organize" through sharing quotes, pictures, videos and many of the things in life that truly inspire.

To receive great tips, tools and resources for simplifying and organizing your home or office, visit Beth's Simply Organized Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/simplyorganizedtoday

To visit Beth Bracaglia's Simply Inspired page on Facebook, go to http://www.facebook.com/bethbracaglias.simplyinspired

And to learn more about Simply Organized services, go to Beth's main site at http://www.simplyorganizedtoday.com.

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August 15, 2011 Growing Your Business with Gratitude ~ Guest: Lori Saitz

This week's show is all about gratitude. This is the second show in our Holiday Business series where we talk about things of interest to business owners. Whether you work part-time from your home or run a medium sized company you'll want to tune in. We'll be looking at ways to strengthen and grow your business while staying happy and enjoying your own holiday season.

Lori Saitz, founder and owner of Zen Rabbit Bakery, will be joining us to discuss ways we can use simple gratitude to grow our business and increase our bottom line. So be sure to let your friends and associates know about this special broadcast.

   

Lori Saitz incorporated Zen Rabbit in 2003 when she decided to put a family cookie recipe to work for her. With no intention of creating just another cookie company or becoming "the next Mrs. Fields," she set out to build Zen Rabbit as a marketing company specializing in helping business professionals "multiply profits through sweet appreciation." What's become known as The Gratitude CookieTM is the main tool used to do that.

The company ships customized Gratitude Cookie packages and other special products to customers worldwide and Lori's reputation for going above and beyond on behalf of her clients is well known. Her success has led to many requests to share her knowledge with other start-up food entrepreneurs and she recently created and hosts a workshop called "You Should Sell That - Creating a Wildly Successful Business from Your Family Recipe".

Lori writes monthly articles for WomenGrowBusiness.com and posts semi-regularly on her own blog, RabbitRouser.com. She also delivers an entertaining and inspirational presentation called "The Little Known Secrets of Gratitude and Reciprocity and How They Can Positively Super Charge Your Profits!"

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