Inspirational Women

Inspirational Women is a weekly podcast that features women who are leaders in their field, entrepreneurs, authors or women carving new paths in education, the environment, charities, crime prevention, health care, domestic issues, and youth outreach.

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Inspirational Women

12-02-18: Gina LaRoche, 'The 7 Laws of Enough', sustainable abundance

Gina La Roche Co author of " The 7 laws of Enough: Cultivating a Life of Sustainable Abundance". Gina and her coauthor, Jen Cohen, guide us though 7 principles, including "I am enough", to "I belong" and "Joy is Available". This is sage direction is a world that clamors for more and more stuff. The book is presented as a workbook that we can use as a journal. When we find that we truly have all we need for our personal life, we have the potential to live in harmony in the planet, with all life. Gina offers 3 questions we might use at a dinner table during the holiday period, that can be supportive and encouraging: 1. what are a few highlights of the past year. 2. what are the lessons learned. 3. what are your hopes and dreams for the coming year. www.sevenstonesleadership.com
00:30:54 12/2/2018

Past Episodes

Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition invitation! Jeannie Falls and Zoe Freeman, 2 of the leaders at the Pike Market Senior Center inform us of some of the services offered to Seniors--such as wellness support, daily lunches, the food bank. Figgy Pudding is a major fund raiser that supports the services, and in offering them build a community where the people involved feel needed, and want to do their part in giving back. And Figgy is a time of festivity and fun in the city, with WARM very actively involved. www.pikemarketseniorcenter.org/figgy-pudding
00:31:42 11/25/2018
It's about the Jingle Bell Run 2018! This major event, the largest Jingle Bell Run in the country, is critical in raising important funds for the work of the Arthritis Foundation. The amazing, Medical Honoree Dr. Laura Matsen Ko, started her involvement at age 8! Her orthopedic surgeon dad inspired her to follow in his footsteps, and now she performs hip and knee replacements, as well as working with persons living with arthritis to be able to live their best life. Adult Honoree, Laura Genovees was diagnosed at age 27, and now finds her mission to be advocacy and education, to help others who are living with this condition--that affects 1 in 5 people, not discriminating by age, or economics, or ethnicity. And Ashley Moise (mo-ease) is the Development Director for the local office of the Arthritis Foundation. She adds to the invite to join in--Sunday, December 9, Westlake Park--get those jingle bells ringing. This year a 12K has been added...but there's something for everyone! And donate even if we can't be there. www.jbr.org/seattle
00:30:40 11/18/2018
Supporting the important life saving, life-giving work of the March of Dimes. A new mom, Everly Babineaux shares her quite new experience of baby Jace entering the world at 25 weeks--truly a miracle. Not too many years ago, little Jace would not have stood a chance of being here. But all the research and education instigated by and largely supported by March of Dimes (our donations) has and continues to evolve and make it possible for these little premies to get a good start in life. But the March of Dimes is also looking and education and Prevention, how to have moms carry their babies to term. Kristen Johnson, a certified nurse midwife speaks to this, the work being done to create community among young women, who are often far from familty, to have the support, and receive education for a healthy pregnancy. Support for the March of Dimes impacts each of us. www.marchofdimes.org
00:31:28 11/11/2018
Susanna Liller is an organizational development consultant and executive coach, and now also an author. Susanna's new book: You Are a Heroine: A Retelling of the Hero's Journey, captures Susanna's personal and professional life, her work facilitating workshops and retreats for women. It's a guidebook, and is perfect to use with a journal, and to consider reading and working through it with a group of friends. Not too soon to be thinking of special holiday gifts! www.susannaliller.com
00:30:50 11/4/2018
Michelle Hollomon is a mental health counselor in private practice in Seattle, and she is also an author. Michelle's new book "Losers, Users, and Abusers and the Women Who Love Them", is a great resource for each of us, really, because fundamentally it is personal growth work, and we can always be growing and becoming better. However, the sad truth is that abuse and domestic violence are at very high levels--1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime. Michelle shares about resources. Havens Community Connections is one located in Duvall. www.havencc.org , www.michellehollomon.com
00:31:05 10/28/2018
Diane Diresta is founder and CEO of DiResta Communications in NYC. Diane is a Certified Speaking Professional, and only 12% of speakers hold this designation. She tells us that skillful mastery of speaking, of giving a presentation, whether to one person, or a large audience, is a quality that will distinguish us, and give us the edge in many endeavors. It's great to start young, and Diane relates how one persistent mother hired Diane to work with a group of 7th grade girls. They ultimately hit the home run in making a presentation. We are using this skill even when we leave a VM for someone. Diane has written a book on the subject: Knockout Presentations. www.knockoutpresentations.com
00:30:27 10/21/2018
Nataly Restokian brings us some important insights into the lives of women in the Middle East, specifically in Lebanon, where she lived until a decade ago. Of Armenian heritage, Nataly found success as an actress, a journalist, and TV host. And Nataly shares the 'price' of that life that left behind 10 years ago, moving to Quebec, and she is now a Canadian citizen. As a new author, her first novel is "Masks--Fame, Betrayal, Passion" and it gives insights into the experiences some women face on their path to success. www.natalyrestokian.com
00:30:52 10/14/2018
Saeeda Hafiz is a yoga teacher and wellness expert, and a holistic health educator with the San Francisco Unified School District. Saaeda is also an author: The Healing--One Woman's Journey from Poverty to Inner Riches. This is a deep and honest sharing of her life--one filled with addiction and domestic violence and poverty. Saeeda's journey, surviving her childhood and youth, and choosing education, was her way to break the cycle. She honestly shares her life with the hope that others find encouragement and hope for their own life. www.saeedahafiz.com
00:27:01 10/7/2018
Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals is an important and historical woman in the US. She is one of the high school students who became known as the Little Rock 9, and who played a significant role in desegregation. The Federal Court had ruled on integration in all schools in the years prior, and some leaders in Little Rock, Arkansas determined to make it reality in their city. In her memoir "March Forward, Girl" Melba tells of her youth, and life in the south in the 1940s and 1950s, with stunning insight into the time she attended Capital HS. September 25 was the 61st Anniversary of that first day of school. www.melbapattillobeals.com
00:30:48 9/30/2018
Patt Lind-Kyle a teacher, therapist and consultant. Patt is also an author, whose newest book is: Embracing the End of Life: A journey into Dying & Awakening. End of life is a topic most want to ignore, yet it's part of life, and as Patt guides us to understand in this new book, by embracing this we can live life more fully. www.pattlindkyle.com
00:30:40 9/23/2018

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