All of her life, Erica Tucci has been a fast-moving, take care of everything and everybody, Type A personality. However, when she reached her 40’s, she realized that she wanted to live her life in a different way – a way that welcomed in her feminine side.
With all that she learned, she even wrote a book about her experience, Zesty Womanhood at 40 and Beyond: Second Act, New Role and created a program called Yin Radiance to help other women learn to embrace their sacred feminine side.
Shortly after her book was completed, at the young age of 52 in June 2011, Erica suffered a stroke that affected the right side of her body (the masculine side). The way she now sees that is the Universe really wanted to make sure she got in touch with her feminine side. So, of course, Erica has learned much more about the process – and, not in an easy way – but, in a way where she is able to see the real gift.
Tune in to hear what she shared with my guest co-host, Cherry-Lee Ward and me about the importance of welcoming in our feminine side to create balance not only within ourselves, but also in our world – and about her new book, Radiant Survivor, that will be coming out later this year.
If you missed this inspiring 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 December 29th show.
When a group of committed, passionate women who want to do good in their community come together, great things happen. And, that’s exactly what’s happened as a result of the work done by the Baltimore Women’s Giving Circle.
Christie Coe and Salli Ward, active and enthusiastic members of the Circle, joined me to talk about the good work their group has done since it’s inception in 2001 – like give away more than $2.7 million to local non-profit organizations that support women and their families in our community.
Coming together and pooling resources can make a big difference.
If you missed this inspiring 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 December 22nd show.
Find out how you can be a part of this organization or one in your community. It’s the real power of women changing the world.
You know that list of things you want to check on around the house – the maintenance things you know need looking at? And, you might have even thought about reviewing your homeowner’s insurance coverage just to make sure you’re covered like you think you are – especially after listening to the stories of those affected by Sandy.
Well, you and I both know that another Sandy will come through in some form or fashion. And, it might not even be a major catastrophic event like that, but just a garden-variety disaster like a burst water pipe or a leaky roof. Regardless, chances are at some time or another, you could be a faced with dealing with the very homeowner disaster you don’t want to be dealing with and the best thing you can do is … be prepared.
Jo Ellen Soesbee, the ToolBox TomGirl and the fabulous WomanTalk Live DIY Expert, joined me along with Jessica Causey, an Account Manager in the Personal Lines Department at HMS Insurance Associates, Inc., with the mission of getting us to take care of our business so we’re not caught totally off guard and so that we are as protected as we can be.
Think you know what your insurance policy covers? Better to be sure. So, listen in and find out what you need to know.
If you missed this informative 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 December 8th show.
Because he’s been there, has lived with the trauma and damage as a result of being sexually abused as a child, my guest this past week is now a powerful advocate for children.
Wayne Coffey, a successful businessman, founded No More Stolen Childhoods, a non-profit with the mission of raising awareness of childhood sexual abuse, educating and protecting children from sexual abuse, and helping victims heal and find fulfillment in their lives.
With all that we’ve recently been exposed to in the news in the high profile cases, Wayne stressed that it’s important for us to remember that the crime of child sexual abuse is happening everywhere in our own communities. With 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 7 boys being sexually abused by the age of 18 (according to 2009 FBI statistics) – that, alone should be a wakeup call for us. Even more importantly, the typical pedophile is not the boogey man offering candy from a car – it’s the person you may never suspect. Ninety percent of sexually abused victims are abused by a member of their own family or by someone known to the family.
One of the most frightening aspects of this is the great lengths the pedophile will go to groom his potential victims. This often includes “grooming” the family, co-workers, and whole communities – just think of Jerry Sandusky and his “Penn State family” and the “cover” of his non-profit to help under-privileged boys. (For an excellent article that talks about this phenomenon, read “In Plain View: How Child Molesters Get Away with It” by Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker, September 24, 2012).
What to do? Get educated. Become aware. Talk to your children. Minimize opportunity. Have a plan. Take action if needed – the sooner the better, so that we may protect the innocence of the children in our lives.
Wayne made a generous offer to WomanTalk Live listeners and readers – for a free copy of the Safe Kids coloring book which reinforces important lessons and provides parents and caregivers with tips and tools to support the message of safety, contact Susan at 1-877-666-6735 or email at email@example.com .
In addition, you can find out more about the Safe Kid Club, Wayne’s book – No More Stolen Childhoods, and/or about having Wayne speak about the topic of 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 December 1st show.
Ever wonder why you keep having the same “lessons” over and over? Date the same type of scoundrel, get into business partnerships with people who bring out the worst in you, or continually get the same old buttons pushed?
Well, according to my guest this past week, that’s what happens on this journey of life and every one of those lessons can be a blessing in disguise giving us an opportunity to “learn” them and grow spiritually stronger.
Caren Appel, LCSW, is a personal empowerment therapist with an extensive knowledge in alternative wellness and twenty-two years as a licensed therapist. In her practice, she utilizes her powerful, yet heartfelt, approach to wellness and personal transformation that is reflected in her book, Ultimate Healing for Ultimate Living: The Ripple Effect of Love.
According to Caren, in order for us to live a truly fulfilling life, we need to keep ourselves mentally, physically and emotionally grounded and from this state, we can begin to re-discover our true self, the part of us that has always been there but the part we “lost” track of when our ego self took over control.
In addition, in our journey to re-discover our true self, we become aware of the “vibration” we carry – the frequency we send out – and this knowledge becomes so important in helping us consciously create the life we want to live.
Think you don’t have any power to change the course of your life? Not sure you’ve had the pleasure of meeting your true self? – then, you’ll want to hear what Caren has to share.
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 November 24th show.