If I ask most women I know what football has to do with learning lessons that are applicable to their relationships… they might say, “Not much.”
But, that’s not true according to the WomanTalk Live Relationship Experts, Lori and Bob Hollander of Relationships Work. When they joined me in the studio, Lori was still “high” on the Ravens’ victories during the play-offs and the ultimate win at the Super Bowl. And, even though Bob is not quite as rabid a fan as Lori… they both definitely picked up on the lessons the Ravens shared with all of us this season, like:
- The importance of not being a fair-weather fan
- The importance of showing up as a team
- The importance of communicating with your teammate
- The importance of playing the game with love
- The importance of cherishing the journey together
Yeah… who would have thought all of those important lessons came from a single season of fabulous football? And, as always, when Lori and Bob show up… there was lots of laughter and lots of discussion.
If you missed the show or you want to share it with a friend, it will be posted in the podcast archive later on this week. It’s the February 9th show.
According to my guest this past week, Lesa Trevino, who works with the Saint Agnes Hospital well4life® Program, making changes in order to live a healthier lifestyle can be one of the most difficult things you can do – especially after practicing not-so-healthy habits for a long time.
So, what motivates us to change? Well, in the case of creating a healthier lifestyle, it’s usually a BIG wake-up call – one of those calls that let’s you know you really have no choice if you want to stick around (think heart attack, diabetes, etc.).
The other reason people make changes is because of something internal – something within them that motivates them to start living life differently. For example, Lesa mentioned that many people in the well4life® program decide to make healthy changes because they want to be around for their children, or their grandchildren and to be able to have a quality life with their family.
Regardless of the motivation, no one can make the change for you, and Lesa was here to tell us that the power to make any of our desired health changes always comes from within – and, unless we give our power away, we have what it takes to make it happen.
If you missed the show or you want to share it with a friend, it will be posted in the podcast archive later on this week. It’s the February 2nd show.
Find out how you can tap into your own power and how support and help are out there to help you be successful in making healthy, sustainable changes.
My guest, this past week, Betsy Cerulo, the CEO of AdNet, an integrative business solutions company offering recruiting and placement of professionals and staff in the private and government sectors AND who also has a MS Degree in Integrative Medicine, knows the importance of running a business effectively, employees who are fulfilled in their jobs, and having positive energy in the workplace. It makes a difference.
So, since the beginning of the year is one of those times when people often look at what’s going on in their careers and in their workplace, we discussed reasons people may be wanting to make a change, what holds someone back from doing so, and what to do if making a change at this time is not possible – just how do you make lemonade out of the lemons?
Since issues at work often affect every aspect of your life and since you spend a majority of your waking hours at work… Betsy feels you owe it to yourself, your loved ones and your employer to learn to create a little slice of heaven. Yep, even in the midst of what feels like chaos.
If you missed the show or you want to share it with a friend, it will be posted in the podcast archive later on this week. It’s the January 26th show.
WTL Wrap-Up: “Erin’s Law – A Personal Crusade That’s Gone Public and the Brave Young Woman Behind It”Monday, January 21, 2013
“As a child, I never had to take cover because of a real tornado. I never had to stop, drop and roll or run out of a burning building. I never had to evacuate a school bus due to an emergency, but I had the knowledge to know what to do if any of those situations happened.
Where was the drill on how to escape a child molester? Where was the lesson plan on sexual abuse, safe touches and safe secrets? It never came.”
Sexually abused as a child from ages 6-8 ½ at a friend’s home and then later abused by a cousin from ages 11-13, Erin Merryn has turned her nightmare and personal cause into a very public cause with the creating of Erin’s Law. The mission of Erin’s Law, which has passed in six states and is currently being introduced and voted on in ten other states, is to provide age-appropriate curriculum on the prevention of sexual abuse by empowering children with their voices instead of allowing sex offenders to silence them.
How do we empower children? By teaching them what to do. What’s the cost of not doing so? More tragedy, more heartbreak, more fear, more devastation – and more stories like Jerry Sandusky showing up in the news (if someone finally brings them to light).
Erin’s mission is to get Erin’s Law on the books of all fifty states and is traveling the country to further her mission. This brave, young woman has put a very vocal face on childhood sexual abuse.
If you missed this important show or you want to share it with a friend, it will be posted in the podcast archive later on this week. It’s the January 19th show.
WTL Wrap-Up: “Your Big, Bold, Bad-A** Year – 5 Questions for Making 2013 Your Most Creative Year Ever”Monday, January 14, 2013
Whenever Susan Bishop of Unlocked Box, the WomanTalk Live Creativity Expert, joins me in the studio… I just know she is going to have me thinking in a totally different way before we leave the studio that evening. And, this past week was no different.
Susan has a unique way of “creating” – especially at the beginning of a new year when so many of us are making long lists of resolutions that will most likely be flushed down the toilet by mid-February. She’s asking tough questions – or, maybe a better way to think about it is, questions that zero in on what you are really wanting to create and why you are wanting to…just what is it that you want to feel and realize within yourself as a result?
When was the last time – if ever – that you thought about what your “theme” for the year was going to be? When have you thought about what your stake in the creation will be? And, if at the end of the year, you held an exhibition for all that you created – what would be in that exhibition? What will be your magnum opus for the year?
A totally different way to look at creating and the old resolution-making that often gets us nowhere.
So, if you missed this invigorating show with a woman I know who can get your creative juices going or you want to share it with a friend, it will be posted in the podcast archive later on this week. It’s the January 12th show