Does this happen to you a lot?
- You have 150 emails in your inbox today and have no time to read them, let alone answer them or even decide where to file them.
- You have a friend who wants to have long conversations via text messages instead of on the phone.
- Your cell phone is constantly being bombarded by Facebook, Twitter or Instagram notifications… both wanted and unwanted.
Over the past decade, 24/7 connectivity has given us not only convenience and fun, but it has also brought us worries about privacy, interruptions when we’re trying to work or spend time with friends and family, and a whole bunch of new habits – from constantly checking our messages to spending hours watching videos on Youtube, pinning on Pinterest or poking on Facebook.
For anyone who has ever wondered if their smart phone or tablet was actually an enemy invader, join me this week when I talk with Anne Katherine, therapist and author of the newly released, Boundaries in an Overconnected World, a practical book that teaches you how to establish healthy boundaries to protect your safety, your privacy and help you save some time everyday.
Listen in this week to hear Anne’s strategies for ensuring “that your life is truly your own.” Sounds great, eh?
Tune in on Saturday, December 7th, from 6:07-7:00 pm ET on Talkradio 680 WCBM Baltimore or “Listen Live” online.
Be sure to check out last week’s show – What All Women Need to Know About Social Security – Right Now and for the Future - when I talked with Leonard Raskin, the CEO of Raskin Global and Women Getting Wise on Wealth about the importance of paying attention to those annual statements and being aware of all of your benefits and what you should consider for the future.
If you missed the show or you want to share it with a friend, it’s in the podcast archive now. It’s the November 30th show!
Several weeks ago I shared that I had made up my mind to get better, not older. Wait a minute, let me change that… feel better, not older for as long as I can. I don’t even want to envision a future of me starring in one of those “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” commercials.
I’ve been quite happy with my system of setting a timer and doing a series of exercises throughout the day. Feeling stronger and better got me all motivated to do some other things and I found a whole bunch of articles written about the 7 Minute Exercise Routine that was developed by scientists at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
I know what you’re thinking. What can you possibly do in 7 minutes that will actually make a difference for you? Well actually, a lot. This 7-minute routine is high-intensity circuit training using body weight. No weights, no other equipment – which means this program travels well, too. It also means… no excuses for me and maybe, for you. It is a fabulous routine for time-stressed individuals and the cost is about as good as it gets.
The program consists of 12 exercises you do for 30-seconds each with 10-12 seconds between each exercise. One set takes about 7 minutes. And, if you have some more time or want to do more, you can do two or three sets. That’s still only 21 minutes!
Because I’ve been doing the other exercise routine very similar to this but not on these time intervals, I can do three sets starting out. But, let me tell you, I know I’ve had a workout at the end of three sets – and yet, I did it in a very time efficient manner.
Another tool that has helped me out with this routine is downloading an app called The Seven Minute Workout. The exercises are all on there with the interval timers and some nice lady who tells you what exercise to do and what’s coming up next. You can adjust your sets and rest times if needed – especially if you’re just getting started. And then, you can work up to 30 seconds or more of exercise with 10-second rests. All in all, the anal Virgo side of me loves the app. It tells me what to do and then keeps a record of what I’ve done.
I do have a disclaimer – there are three exercises that I have modified for me. I do a modified push-up (on my knees) instead of a full push-up. Instead of doing a traditional crunch, I do something called a waist-cincher with a medicine ball or an eight- pound weight. And, instead of doing the push-up/rotation, I do a standing compression plank. These are doing great things but work for me where I am now and what I can physically do. My goal is to get that push-up/rotation thing going one of these days.
And, I’m also enrolled in a six-week online class about creating and implementing my personal fitness lifestyle plan. Doesn’t that sound great? – Actually creating a lifestyle plan to help you stay healthy. After I finish, I’ll tell you all about it because it could be just what you’re looking for, too.
And, next time I see you, if you say, “Girl, you are looking good. I know you must be feeling fine.” – I’ll be most appreciative. I’m pretty sure it’ll be true, too.
Maybe not the sexiest topic to talk about on a radio show for women – but an important topic, nevertheless.
So often we receive our annual social security statements and stick them somewhere that feels like an official holding place for them. But, when was the last time you really paid attention to what info was on that statement, and if it was even correct?
My guest last week, Leonard Raskin, the CEO of Raskin Global and Women Getting Wise on Wealth, joined me in the studio to enlighten us about the importance of paying attention to those statements right now, being aware of what we are entitled to under various situations such as divorce or widowhood, what our children may be entitled to, how to increase our future benefits and how to make the wisest choices for payment distributions in the future.
Just another part of being money smart and wise about your finances.
Listen to the podcast when it’s posted in the podcast archive later on this week. It’s the November 30thh show.
This Week on WomanTalk Live: “What All Women Need to Know About Social Security – Right Now and for the Future” with Leonard RaskinThursday, November 28, 2013
With a few exceptions, every worker 25 years old or older automatically receives a personalized Social Security Statement three months before their birth month each year.
If you receive your Social Security Statement and promptly tuck it away in a safe place never to be looked at again, I’ve got one thing – no two things – to say to you:
- Go get it
- Listen to this week’s show
My guest this week, the WomanTalk Live Wealth Expert, Leonard Raskin, the CEO of Raskin Global and Women Getting Wise on Wealth, will be joining me to talk about everything you need to know right now and for the future about your social security benefits.
While checking out your future Social Security benefits may not seem that exciting right now, what you don’t want is to be surprised when you see the first check. Unless, of course, you were expecting it to be lower.
Tune in on Saturday, November 30th, from 6:07-7:00 pm ET on Talkradio 680 WCBM Baltimore or “Listen Live” online.
Be sure to check out last week’s show – Living Happily Ever After Separately – when my guest co-host, Lori Hollander of Relationships Work and I talked with our guest, Lise Stoessel, about the innovative way she and her husband saved their marriage and their family. Amazing and they’re still going strong.
If you missed the show or you want to share it with a friend, it’ll be in the podcast archive soon! Promise! It’s the November 23rd show!
Popcorn is one happy turkey. Not only did he get to visit the White House, meet the President of the United States, have his picture taken AND spend the night in a suite at the Willard Hotel, one thing he knows for sure… he won’t end up in the oven today. Popcorn received a Presidential pardon.
I was actually amazed to read about this turkey earlier this week. It seems that John Burkel, a farmer who supplied Popcorn and the other contender, Caramel, takes this mission seriously. In the past, there have been some turkeys that didn’t know how to handle the celebrity and acted up in front of everyone – including the guy who was saving his life.
Knowing that the birds would be exposed in a way they never dreamed of, Mr. Burkel wanted to make sure both Popcorn and Carmel were socialized and ready for prime time when they arrived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
What did that mean? A rigorous training schedule which included a two-hour session in the morning and another one later in the evening including but not limited to:
Standing on a table covered with a linen tablecloth
Being picked up and placed on the table
Learning social skills and being ok being pet by strangers
Getting used to flash bulbs
Being comfortable being sniffed by dogs (Secret Service dogs would be inspecting their crates with them in it)
Getting used to noises – applause and voices
What helped with the noise training? Lots and lots of music throughout the day and night from Vivaldi to classic rock to today’s popular music picked out by Mr. Burkel’s children. Popcorn ended up being a real Beyonce fan loving “Halo.”
So once again, since 1989 when President George H.W. Bush offered the first official pardon, President Obama carried on the tradition and Popcorn will be enjoying Thanksgiving along with the rest of us. He might even be watching the Raven/Steelers game later tonight.
And, one more thing: If you’d like to send holiday greetings to our military service members, find out how at the Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes Campaign. The card package will need to be postmarked by December 6th, but you can also participate via social media. Best of all, you’ll help create some smiles.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! May this season fill your hearts with love, joy, warmth and gratitude. I am so grateful for your friendship.