Inspirational Women

Vanessa McGrady is a woman of many talents, of a great sense of adventure, a woman sharing a special love story in her memoir : Rock Needs River--A Memoir About a Very Open Adoption. Vanessa felt the call for motherhood, and adoption was her best option, and a big journey. Her very open adoption involved receiving her very aware and wise daughter, Grace, from bio parents who felt they were not prepared to have a child. When they became homeless Vanessa invited them to live with her and Grace for a period of time. We receive a great gift in Vanessa sharing her story with us. http://vanessamcgrady.com/rock-needs-river/

Inspirational Women
00:31:44 2/10/2019

Past Episodes

Rosemary Lombardy has 35 years experience as a financial advisor. Using this professional experience, along with her personal experience of surviving domestic abuse, and drawing on the stories of other women in similar circumstance, Rosemary has written an important and empowering book, Breaking Bonds: How to Divorce an Abuser and Heal--A Survival Guide. Rosemary provides lists and details about subjects such as getting a restraining order, 21 Essential items to pack in a to-go bag. And at the end of her book she also addresses 'forgiveness' of oneself, as well as the abuse--in order to move forward strongly. www.breakingbonds.com
00:31:23 4/14/2019
Captain Lisa Barnes is a pastor with the Salvation Army at White Center and is deeply committed to social justice work, to bringing love to those most in need (which maybe is all of us). Lisa brought a girls' empowerment program "Brave" to Seattle, a program to help girls in foster care, ages 12-18. The statistics are staggering. Around 70% of these vulnerable young women can find themselves in the sex trafficking trade, homeless, or losing their life. One day, Saturday, May 18 gives them an opportunity to see themselves differently, see their value, their beauty. It is free for these young women. Volunteers and donations are needed! www.tinyurl.com/GiveBrave www.tinyurl.com/brave3x
00:31:08 4/7/2019
Geneen Roth is a NY Times best-selling author, a life coach, and workshop leader. She incorporates all these talents in her morning conversation with a focus on her latest book-- This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide. Geneen shares stories of her challenges, the personal discoveries to overcome them, and also includes stories from workshop attendees--all helping us to learn and grow. www.geneenroth.com
00:29:55 3/24/2019
Dr. Melba Patillo Bales is a great figure in history and in this country. She is one of the high school students from 1957, the Little Rock 9, who played a significant role in desegregation. The Federal Court had ruled on integration in all schools. Even at a very young age Melba did not understand segregation, so she was a natural candidate for the group of black students selected to attend Capital High School in Little Rock. In her memoir "March Forward, Girl" she tells of her youth, and life in the south in the 1940s and 1950s. www.melbapatillobeals.com
00:30:39 2/24/2019
Christina McDonald is a journalist and author originally from our Puget Sound area, but now living in England--a very interesting story. Christina has a passion for writing which comes through strong and clear in her first adult published novel: The Night Olivia Fell. This thriller offers so many topics for good, deep conversation--mother-daughter relationships, truth, honesty, the teen years, life and death. Christina provides a guide for Book Club groups. And she's written and self published a series of children's books inspired by her own kiddos. www.christina-mcdonald.com
00:31:50 2/17/2019
Laurie Trachta is a former educator and school counselor with over 20 years experience working with kids in the formative years--grades 1-8. Laurie is also an author. Her book: Can the Sad Come Out? is a children's book that suits all ages, and provides important insights and a basis for good heartfelt conversations about death, dying, grief and acknowledging it as a process of life. Laurie shares that she has had response from parents and grandparents about how it has helped them, and has been a good connection with young children, teens, and even those with terminal illnesses www.canthesadcomeout.com
00:30:53 2/3/2019

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