Saturday, February 5, 2011
In 1854, the only life young Eliza has ever known is the life of a slave on a tobacco plantation in Alexandria, Virginia. Accompanying her Mistress on a trip to Dorchester County, Maryland, Eliza meets a woman named Harriet who changes her life. She decides to escape and journey to Canada with Harriet via the Underground Railroad. Award-winning children’s author, Jerdine Nolen, joined me in the studio to talk about her first children’s novel and how and why little Eliza appeared to her so she could tell her story. Jerdine will share what she learned from writing Eliza’s Freedom Road and what this book means to her.
Guest: Jerdine Nolen, author of Eliza’s Freedom Road: An Underground Railroad Diary
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Why are most little girls attracted to dolls rather than drills? Jo Ellen Soesbee, the ToolBox TomGirl, says the answer is simple: Lack of exposure to drills. Jo Ellen’s mission is to put a hammer in the hand of every woman she knows, and this visit, she discussed the well-stocked toolbox along with some important winter maintenance tips and some weird and wacky fixes for common household problems. Check out the podcast. The ToolBox TomGirl always encourages and inspires us into action…one home repair at a time.
Guest: Jo Ellen Soesbee, the ToolBox TomGirl and CEO of Reliable Repairs, Inc. and the WTL DIY Expert
Saturday, January 22, 2011
People buy homes for all sorts of reasons – because they have to or because they want to. And, since this is probably the biggest purchase of one’s life, real knowledge about the process is even more important. Seth and Alyce Dailey of The Daily Group of RE/MAX American Dream and the WTL Real Estate Experts joined me in the studio to talk about buying a home – not about finding “the” house, but about looking for value, having a real strategy and how to navigate the negotiation process. They shared the seven strategies you should master in the home buying process, including knowing what you value, what a “buyer’s market” really means when it comes to negotiating, and how to understand your financial limits. When you have a deep knowledge of yourself, your family, and your dreams, in addition to the crucial knowledge of the home buying process, you’ll make a better decision.
Guests: Seth & Alyce Dailey, The Dailey Group of RE/MAX American Dream
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Obesity affects almost every American’s life in one way or another. This year alone, over 200,000 people in the U.S. will have weight loss surgery. Many of them will lose sixty, eighty, one-hundred (or more) pounds. Sadly, the devastating reality is that many will regain some, much or all of that weight over time. Dr. Connie Stapleton, a licensed psychologist and expert in the field of weight loss, and author of Eat It Up! The Complete Guide to a Full Life After Weight Loss Surgery joined me to discuss the keys to preventing weight regain following surgery. Dr. Stapleton reminds people that losing weight is not the goal; keeping the weight off is the goal of having weight loss surgery. Tune in to hear Dr. Stapleton talk about her whole person approach to prevent weight regain.
Guest: Connie Stapleton, Ph.D., author of Eat It Up! The Complete Guide to a Full Life After Weight Loss Surgery
Saturday, January 8, 2011
In 1915, when a kitchen stove fire singed his sister Mabel’s lashes and brows, Tom Lyle Williams watched in fascination as she performed a “secret of the harem” – mixing petroleum jelly with coal dust and ash from a burnt cork and applying it to her lashes and brows. Mabel’s simple beauty trick ignited Tom Lyle’s imagination and he started what would become a billion-dollar business and one that remains a viable American icon after nearly a century. The company was named “Maybelline” in his sister’s honor. Sharrie Williams, the great niece of the founder, joined me to share some of the fascinating story of her family – an epic story of ambition, luck, secrecy, family loyalty, love and forgiveness. Four generations of Williams relatives either worked for Maybelline or were heirs to what they perceived as its legacy: “Glamour at all costs.” Tune in to hear the inside scoop.
Guest: Sharrie Williams, author of The Maybelline Story and the Spirited FamilyDynasty Behind It
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