What is an Empowered Voice? Why is it important for women to claim their personal power and learn how to use their voices? When is there power in an Empowered Voice being silent and listening? When is it time for an Empowered Voice to stand up and speak up?
My guest this week is Andrea Hylen, founder of Heal My Voice, who announced an Empowered Voices Movement to coincide with the Global Virtual Book Launch of the book: Empowered Voices: True Stories by Awakened Women on Saturday, September 15, 2012. The purpose of the Movement is to encourage conversation, to highlight the ways we are reclaiming our personal power and to look at the consciousness in which we are making choices and living our lives. The Movement is about an opportunity for ALL of us to JOIN in the conversation.
Recently, in the news we heard Todd Akin speak about legitimate rape and declare that women who are raped (legitimately?) do not get pregnant.
Just this past week, it came to light the blatant mishandling of a domestic violence case back in December 2010 by Judge Bruce Lamdin in Baltimore County District Court that left a woman in tears and begging for help – and this wasn’t the first time this judge’s questionable actions and behavior were made public.
Several weeks ago, as part of one of my Conscious Conversations Café shows, I talked with Ashley, a military veteran who was a victim – no, a survivor – of sexual assault and abuse at the hands of her commanding officer during her duty overseas.
It is time to take action. Empowered Voices Can Change the World!
This week, we’ll be talking about the twenty-three women who came together to write the book, Empowered Voices, to heal a story in their own lives. We’ll talk about what keeps women from using their voices. We’ll also talk about the men who are coming forward to support women in finding and using their powerful voices. It’s an amazing time.
Join us on Saturday, September 15th 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 when I talked with Leonard Raskin, the CEO of Raskin Global and Women Getting Wise on Wealth, who just happens to be the WTL Wealth Expert. Tune in to find out the important info Leonard shared when we discussed – “Where’s My Nest Egg?” and why it’s imperative that women – especially Baby Boomer Women – re-think their finances NOW!
If you missed the show or you want to share it with a friend, you can find it in our podcast archive – the September 8th show. If it’s not there yet, it will be soon. Promise.
This Week on WomanTalk Live: “Where’s My Nest Egg? – Why Boomer Women Need to Re-Think Their Finances – TODAY” with Leonard RaskinThursday, September 6, 2012
On this week’s show, we’re focusing on a specific group of women… those born between the years of 1946 and 1964 – the women who fall into the “Baby Boomer” demographic. However, I would like to encourage anyone who doesn’t fall in that group, to stick with us. This is important information for you, too.
In light of the fact that our investment portfolios may have taken a beating over the past several years AND saving for the future has been put on the backburner, many women are starting to ask themselves…”Where is my nest egg?”
Many women may be challenged financially in the coming years with no nest egg planning because of longer life spans and other considerations; however, single female baby boomers are the least prepared to financially navigate their senior years and very few have taken planning for their retirement seriously.
Overall, this unique group of married and single women must look toward retirement differently than any of the previous generations of working women or women who stayed home to raise a family.
And the time is NOW – to see if what you’re doing makes sense or needs some adjustments OR to see how you can start working toward creating your nest egg. That’s why this week, the WTL Wealth Expert, Leonard Raskin, CEO of Raskin Global and Women Getting Wise on Wealth, is coming in to talk with us about this issue.
We’ll be talking about how this scenario happened and what you should do now to start planning, because no matter whom you listen to and what statistics are used, the average retirement savings of female baby boomers is inadequate.
And, if you’re in the Baltimore Metro area, we’ll be telling you about the next educational session hosted by Women Getting Wise on Wealth – a series just for women. Coming up on Wednesday, September 12th from 6-8 pm at the offices of Raskin Global in the Hunt Valley area, the topic is Investing in Your Future. No pressure. No sales. It’s education, discussion and getting you on the right track.
We know that women are smart… and, it’s time for them to get even smarter about their finances and put themselves first for the future .
Join us on Saturday, September 8th from 6:07-7:00 pm ET on Talkradio 680 WCBM Baltimore or “Listen Live” online”
 Source: McClatchy-Tribune, “Single, female, retired, broke: Many baby boomer women face dire straits”, 2011
However, we were definitely storm challenged that evening – losing/regaining our power. So, if you missed the show, check the podcast archive for the September 1st show later this week. If it’s not there, we’ll be sad… but, I’ll plan on having Dharlene Marie join us again sometime in the future.
Be sure to check her site. She has a generous heart and is sharing a mp3 of her guided tea meditation just for you. To receive it, just drop her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know you’re ready to tap into your bliss.
Back in the spring, I decided to cut down on my coffee consumption and bring more tea into my life. I still enjoy a great cup of coffee…occasionally, but I am LOVING my tea, for all sorts of reasons.
So, needless to say I was intrigued when I “met” this week’s guest on Facebook and had the opportunity to learn more about her. Not only is Dharlene Marie Fahl a Certified Tea Specialist and a World Tea Traveler, she is the author of Sereni-Tea: Seven Sips to Bliss.
And, that ‘s when it hit me… what I was noticing about the difference between coffee and tea – the whole energy around it. For me, tea has the ability to be soothing, calming, and gentle – which is exactly what I want in my life. If I keep drinking it, could BLISS be far behind?
Well, Dharlene Marie, a woman who is in love with life, believes that BLISS is a choice and a gift you give yourself. Bliss is all about settling down, tuning out the head conversations, opening your heart, practicing forgiveness and starting one of the most important love affairs in your life – the one with yourself.
She wrote Sereni-Tea: Seven Sips to Bliss because she knows that in the time it takes for you to mindfully sip a cup of tea, you can start to change your life and experience BLISS:
“If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.” Joseph Campbell
Dharlene Marie Fahl has visited the tea fields in China, India and Japan – sipping tea, teaching and learning from the best. She has visited the Charleston Tea Plantation in South Carolina, the first American tea plantation, and later in September, she’ll head to Great Britain to have a spot of tea.
Join us this week – we’ll talk about facts of tea and then we’ll be talking BLISS. You’ll also be able to find out how to get your mp3 of her guided meditation – the perfect tool for the next cup of tea you have.
Join us on Saturday, September 1st from 6:07-7:00 pm ET/3:07-4:00 pm PT on Talkradio 680 WCBM Baltimore or “Listen Live” online
Be sure to check out last week’s show when I talked with Amy Tippins, founder of RockScar Love Designs®, a modern, trend setting clothing company focused on helping individuals with physical, mental and emotional scars to embrace the lessons they represent. Tune in to find out more about her ScarsRSexy Campaign and find out how you can rock your scar and pay it forward.
If you missed the show or you want to share it with a friend, you can find it in our podcast archive – the August 25th show. If it’s not there yet, it will be soon. Promise.
My guest this week, Amy Tippins, is an organ and tissue transplant patient. After five years of dealing with undiagnosed multiple hepatic adenomas (hemorrhaging tumors), Amy received a liver transplant in 1993 and received a ligament allograft in 2010. Since 1993, Amy has tirelessly committed herself to coaching others through their transplant experiences.
Amy has learned a lot from her experiences. When she had her transplant at the age of 17, she hated the scar that was a result of the surgery. She felt it took something away from her…made her broken. What she has come to learn is that her scar, what she has been through and her healing have made her more empowered and made her more “beautiful.” That’s what drives her to want to give back and encourage others with “scars” to find their strength.
In 2010, Amy founded her company, RockScar Love Designs®, a modern, trend setting clothing company focused on helping individuals with physical, mental and emotional scars to embrace the lessons they represent.
Amy believes that scars are sexy. Now, she knows that most people think that “sexy” is a word associated with the art of seduction, but her work is much more than that. Here’s what she has to say about it:
“We believe that ‘sexy’ is a word that describes who we are inside. It is about being a person of character in life’s most difficult moments. Finding the strength to fight when we feel like we are losing a battle. In our darkest moments, we look inside ourselves to discover what we are made of. ‘Sexy’ is recognizing that we are made to be precious.”
Join us this week to find out about the Scars R Sexy campaign – all about encouraging people to rock their scar and pay it forward. To use their challenging life experiences and help others with scars do the same. To tell their stories and share their experiences so that others who have suffered in silence feel they can use their voices, too. To realize that our life experiences don’t define us and that we always have the ability to choose to move forward and use our “scars” as stepping stones to a bigger, fuller, more passionate life.
Join us on Saturday, August 25th from 6:07-7:00 pm ET on Talkradio 680 WCBM Baltimore or “Listen Live” online
Be sure to check out last week’s Conscious Conversations Café show when I talked with Jaspen Boothe, Founder of Final Salute, Inc., an organization that supports homeless women veterans, and Sandra Cager and Ashley Dyer. All three women served in the military and all three women have been touched by homelessness. You will be touched by their stories of transformation.
If you missed the show or you want to share it with a friend, you can find it in our podcast archive – the August 18th show. If it’s not there yet, it will be soon. Promise.
This Week on WomanTalk Live – “Band of Sisters: There for Each Other” – A Conscious Conversations Café Show with Jaspen Boothe, Sandra and AshleyThursday, August 16, 2012
Due to their increasing numbers in the United States Armed Forces – both active and reserve – women are the second-fastest growing segment of veterans (after elderly veterans.)
After serving in the military in support and combat missions, they are returning to their roles as wives, partners, mothers, caregivers and workers in unprecedented numbers.
Our women veterans share many of the short and long-term physical, mental and emotional consequences and needs that their male counterparts face as a result of serving their country.
One condition that I find particularly disturbing is the number of homeless women veterans, currently estimated at over 13,000.
The women joining me in the Conscious Conversations Café this week know all about this statistic. They have been touched by it.
My guests this week are:
Sandra – an Army veteran and divorced mother of two who was unemployed and facing eviction in the fall of 2011.
Ashley – While serving her tour of duty overseas, she became a victim of Military Sexual Trauma (MST) at the hands of members within her own chain of command. Returning home, she fought for her benefits and the much needed treatment for PTSD…and then, her benefits were dropped without notice, ultimately leaving her homeless.
Jaspen Boothe – She saw firsthand the effects the war was having on her fellow service members as she was hospitalized for 6 months, undergoing cancer treatment at Brooke Army Medical Center. One month prior to her diagnosis, she lost everything she and her son owned to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
Jas Boothe never forgot what she and her son had been through and was determined to ensure her fellow sister Veterans had a resource in their time of need. In 2010, she launched Final Salute, Inc., an organization that helps other female veterans in need.
Join us for a conscious conversation this week about the support needed by our female veterans – the women who have served our country. You’ll learn why women do not have access to many of the housing programs established for veterans. And, you’ll hear, first hand, about what Final Salute means to these women.
One other great thing that Jas can’t wait to share with you – the very first Ms Veteran America competition that will be taking place this coming October in Arlington, VA to honor the woman beyond the uniform.
Join us on Saturday, August 18th 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 when Guest Host, Susan Bishop talked with Judy Carroll, President of Carroll Engineering, Inc.; Su Kim, the STEM Advocacy Program Specialist for Girl Scouts of Central Maryland; and, Erikka Bishop, a soon-to-be college graduate embarking on a career as a math teacher, about the importance of our young women being as involved in the world of science, technology, engineering and math as their male counterparts.
If you missed the show or you want to share it with a friend, you can find it in our podcast archive – the August 11th show.