October 2017 Sneak Peek Interview with Loung Ung

Loung Ung has faced down darkness and emerged with love, dignity and grace.

As a child, she saw more of the evil in the world than most of us can even imagine. She is a survivor of Cambodia’s Killing Fields, a genocide that claimed one-fourth of the nation’s population.

Loung’s best-selling books about her nightmarish experiences and devastating losses — First They Killed My Father, Lucky Child and Lulu in the Sky — are gripping narratives of terror, but also of courage and resilience.

For the October membership interview, I spoke with Loung about her life, the new movie based on one of her memoirs, and her friendship with the film’s director, actress Angelina Jolie.

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First They Killed My Father, which she co-wrote with Angelina, is currently streaming on Netflix.

In this excerpt from the interview, Loung talks about the most difficult part of seeing her life story on the screen:

In the rest of the interview, you’ll learn all of this and so much more:

  • The ways Loung has honored the memory of her parents, who died in the Killing Fields
  • How her friendship with Angelina Jolie has blossomed and flourished and what it’s like to work with this Hollywood icon
  • About her experiences on the set of the film in Cambodia and what she considered to be her main role there
  • How self-care played a part in Loung’s capacity to sustain the arduous movie-making experience
  • About her entrepreneurial side as a restaurateur in Cleveland, Ohio• Her favorite snack — and it’s not Cheetos!

Loung is a favorite here at Women on Fire. I first interviewed her for you five years ago, and she was a guest speaker at the 2014 Women on Fire Retreat. I am honored to bring her back to share the exciting updates in her life.

And the After Interview features another beloved Woman on Fire — Ellen Wingard, a dear friend who introduced me to Loung two decades ago.

To hear the rest of this thought-provoking interview, join the Women on Fire Monthly Membership today.

You will become part of what New York Times’ best-selling author Marianne Williamson calls “the ultimate ‘you go, girl’ community for inspiration and support.”

You have until October 5 to receive the full interview with Loung Ung, your personalized coaching materials, access to the Women on Fire private Facebook page and much, much more.

We hope you’ll join us!

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September 2017 Sneak Peek Interview with Kate Davis

Movies, at their best, are like magic, elevating the art of storytelling to another level.

Some of my favorite films have been documentaries — that special genre that seeks to record reality, blending information and inspiration in remarkable ways.

For the September membership interview, I’m honored to introduce you to a documentary filmmaker extraordinaire, my friend Kate Davis.

Kate — often with her husband, David Heilbroner — has been producing award-winning documentaries on a wide range of topics for nearly two decades. They include such classics as Stonewall Uprising, The Newburgh Sting, Jockey and one of my favorite movies of all time, Southern Comfort.

Let’s listen in Kate talks about Southern Comfort, her groundbreaking film on transgender lives that won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival:

In our far-reaching conversation, you’ll learn:

  • A behind-the-scenes view of a filmmaker’s life
  • How Kate overcomes challenges in making her movies
  • Where she gets her ideas and inspiration
  • How she integrates her busy career with life as a wife and mom
  • A sneak preview of her important upcoming work

To hear the rest of this interview, join the Women on Fire Monthly Membership today.

You will become part of what New York Times’ best-selling author Marianne Williamson calls “the ultimate ‘you go, girl’ community for inspiration and support.”

You have only a few more days to receive the full interview with Kate Davis, your personalized coaching materials, access to the Women on Fire private Facebook page and much, much more.

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I look forward to hearing about the movies that have created magic in your life!

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August 2017 Sneak Peek Interview with Nikki Giovanni

What makes a person unforgettable?

For me, perhaps the most memorable characteristics can best be summed up in one word: passion.

In 1985, when I was the press secretary to then Ohio Governor Richard Celeste, I attended a celebration for the latest inductees into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame. There, I was introduced to a woman who is the very embodiment of passion.

That woman, Nikki Giovanni, is my guest for the August Women on Fire membership interview.

Nikki is a poet, educator, social activist and so much more. From the moment we met, I have been awed and inspired by her.

You may remember Nikki from her powerful address during the memorial convocation that followed the horrific mass shooting at Virginia Tech University in 2007. Nikki is a professor at the school and knew many of the victims — as well as the shooter.

In this excerpt from the interview, Nikki talks about the days following the massacre and how she came to write her stirring speech:

In the rest of our conversation, you’ll also learn:

  • The effects of the massacre on Nikki, then and now
  • What she does during trying times to calm her soul
  • Her thoughts on being named one of Oprah’s Living Legends — and what she is still waiting for Oprah to send her
  • Her simple truths about living and dying
  • Nikki’s idea that colonizing space could be the next Middle Passage
  • Her advice on living your dreams and purpose
  • The link she makes between church and hair and swimming
  • The quote from Nikki that has long been hanging on the wall in my office as an inspiration and challenge

To hear the rest of this thought-provoking interview, join the Women on Fire Monthly Membership today.

You will become part of what New York Times’ best-selling author Marianne Williamson calls “the ultimate ‘you go, girl’ community for inspiration and support.”

You have until August 5 to receive the full interview with Nikki Giovanni, your personalized coaching materials, access to the Women on Fire private Facebook page and much, much more.

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July 2017 Sneak Peek Interview with Phoebe Lapine

Healthy living is a balancing act to be sure. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up every indulgence.

You can think of it as a “Choose Your Own Adventure” story.

And I have the perfect guide for you.

My guest for the July membership interview is the amazing Phoebe Lapine — food writer, chef, culinary instructor, blogger, author and Women on Fire member No. 00099.

Phoebe has been sharing her recipes and tips with Women on Fire for years.

In this discussion, we go farther, using as our road map her inspiring new book, The Wellness Project: How I Learned to Do Right by My Body Without Giving Up My Life.

Phoebe began her project with one simple question: Why don’t I feel well? It kicked off a yearlong quest to take charge of her health while still enjoying herself.

Along the way, she examines various aspects of her life, including sleep, sex, drinking, beauty products, her period and her gut.

As you can imagine, food figures prominently in her search.

In this excerpt from the interview, Phoebe talks about her “kitchen fairy godmother” — the Food Network superstar who helped to launch her love of cooking and feeding others.

In the rest of the interview, you’ll also learn:

  • About Phoebe’s chronic health condition, an autoimmune disorder
  • Ways to tame the chaos of complex — and often conflicting — health information
  • How to set yourself up for healthy eating at home so you don’t have to worry so much when you are out on the town
  • What it means to love your skin from the inside out
  • A stress-relieving way to think about insomnia
  • How to find and eliminate toxins in your home
  • The wise advice Phoebe received from her famous father
  • And much, much more

Phoebe’s humor, charm and openness in sharing the details of her life will inspire and empower you on your own journey to wellness.

To hear the rest of this wide-ranging interview, join the Women on Fire Monthly Membership today.

You will become part of what New York Times’ best-selling author Marianne Williamson calls “the ultimate ‘you go, girl’ community for inspiration and support.”

You have until July 5 to receive the full interview with Phoebe Lapine, your personalized coaching materials, access to the Women on Fire private Facebook page and much, much more.

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P.S. If you sign up now, in addition to receiving access to this powerful interview and other exciting benefits, you will be invited to attend the June Women on Fire Live Chat master class on Tuesday, July 18.

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June 2017 Sneak Peek interview with Tiffany Dufu

How many roles and responsibilities are you currently juggling?

Is it so many that your life feels chaotic and unmanageable?

Well, I recently learned the secret to getting it all done: You must drop the ball!

But that is one of your biggest fears, right?

Help is on the way!

For the June membership, I interviewed leadership expert Tiffany Dufu, the author of Drop The Ball: Achieving More By Doing Less. In this best-selling new memoir and in our talk, Tiffany shares ideas that are eye-opening and life-altering.

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Listen in here as she shares ways to look at the roles in your life and how you have come to define them:

In the rest of the interview, you’ll learn:

  • Why dropping the ball is the ticket to success and sanity
  • A formula for deciding which balls to drop
  • Two important — and surprising — leadership skills
  • Key questions to ask yourself about the many roles you inhabit
  • The step you may be overlooking when you delegate a task

To hear the rest of this thought-provoking interview, join the Women on Fire Monthly Membership today.

You will become part of what New York Times’ best-selling author Marianne Williamson calls “the ultimate ‘you go, girl’ community for inspiration and support.”

You have until June 5 to receive the full interview with Tiffany Dufu, your personalized coaching materials, access to the Women on Fire private Facebook page and much, much more.

With love,
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P.S. If you sign up now, in addition to receiving access to this powerful interview and other exciting benefits, you will be invited to attend the June Women on Fire Live Chat master class on Tuesday, June 13.

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May 2017 Sneak Peek interview with Kellie Haddock

How would you respond if, in an instant, your perfect life turned into tragedy?

This was the experience of my guest for the May Women on Fire membership interview.

In 2004, 20-year-old Kellie Haddock was the victim of a horrific car accident. Her husband was killed on impact, and her 14-week-old son, Eli, suffered devastating brain injuries. The prognosis was grim.

Incredibly, thanks to the efforts of Orlando’s Arnold Palmer Hospital, Eli was eventually released to continue his rehabilitation at home.

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As the 10th anniversary of the heartbreaking event approached, Kellie began efforts to track down all of those who had made Eli’s recovery possible.

The video of her quest to thank those who rescued her and saved her baby’s life has now been viewed more than 100 million times.

It was a long, difficult road, but it brought Kellie to an exciting new phase of her life. She is now remarried, the mother of three children and on tour in support of her third album.

In our conversation, Kellie, a Women on Fire member, for the first time, shares behind-the-scenes details of how she worked through grief to get where she is today.

If you’re not yet part of our Women on Fire membership, please be our guest and listen in as Kellie gives helpful suggestions for ways to support someone who is grieving:

In our conversation, Kellie and I discuss:

  • The dream that was handed down from her grandmother
  • How her faith was strengthened as much from asking questions as by receiving answers
  • Ways heroes respond in times of grief and despair
  • Learning to accept love — with all of its variations and complications
  • The moment she first envisioned her Thank You Project and the twists and turns along the road to making it happen
  • Cultivating gratitude to discover its beauty, power and miracles
  • Simple acts of kindness to support grieving family and friends
  • The roles music and songwriting have for Kellie in expressing her love and gratitude

In the After Interview, a very special guest surprises Kellie with a message of support for her brand new album, Wild Love.

If you aren’t yet a member and want to receive this Women on Fire exclusive, click here to join us today.

Only a few days remain for you to have access to this interview.

With love,
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P.S. If you sign up now, in addition to receiving access to this powerful interview and other exciting benefits, you will be invited to attend the May Women on Fire Live Chat master class on Tuesday, May 16. Kellie Haddock will be joining us to answer your questions!

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April 2017 Sneak Peek interview with Karen Rauch Carter

I hope these early days of spring find you sharing in the renewed sense of life blooming all around.

And I’m so excited to bring you some extra help to shake off any leftover winter blahs!

In my April membership interview, I had a fun and fascinating conversation with feng shui expert Karen Rauch Carter. I know many of you are familiar with her best-selling book, Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life.

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For those of you who don’t know, feng shui is an ancient Chinese system for harmonizing energy and creating a positive flow in your life by rearranging your environment.

Karen treats us to some tips on how to use spring-cleaning chores and simple “cures” to improve your health, career, love life and more.

If you’re not yet part of our Women on Fire membership, please be our guest and listen in as Karen talks about the challenge of having a healthy home with modern technology:

In the rest of the interview, you’ll discover:

  • What feng shui is and why it is important in your life
  • Simple “cures” that fix energy that is stuck or damaging to your health, career, relationships — even your pets
  • How to use feng shui to attract the love of your life or to deepen your intimate relationship and enjoy a better sex life
  • The importance of the front door to your home
  • Possible reasons you can’t get a good night’s sleep
  • When to call a feng shui expert and when to use a personal organizer
  • And so much more

In the After Interview, Women on Fire member Carrie Saba talks about some of her own success stories from using Karen’s book and feng shui techniques.

If you aren’t yet a member and want to receive this Women on Fire exclusive, click here to join us today.

Only a few days remain for you to have access to this interview.

With love,
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P.S. If you sign up now, in addition to receiving access to this powerful interview and other exciting benefits, you will be invited to attend the April Women on Fire Live Chat master class on Tuesday, April 18. Karen Rauch Carter will be joining us to answer your questions!

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March 2017 Sneak Peek interview with Valerie Young

“Sure, I’ve had success, but I don’t deserve it. People are going to figure out that I don’t really know what I’m doing.”

Does that sounds like you?

Is it your secret fear that your career is less about capability and hard work and more about timing or even luck?

It has been estimated that 70 percent of working women — and quite a few men — suffer from feelings of being a fraud in their careers.

For the March Women on Fire Membership interview, Founder Debbie Phillips talked with Dr. Valerie Young, a leading expert on a phenomenon known as the Impostor Syndrome.

When Debbie recently asked what topics women wanted her to explore, this subject topped the responses.

If you’re not yet part of our Women on Fire membership yet, be our guest and listen in as Dr. Young explains what the Impostor Syndrome is:

In the full interview, you’re going to learn:

  • Typical thought patterns of the Impostor Syndrome
  • Ways feeling like a fraud is holding you back
  • Competency types most prone to intense self-doubt
  • Stories of women who are fighting these secret fears
  • Inspiring yet practical strategies to break free of this crippling cycle
  • Tips for parents to raise confident children and so much more

Dr. Young has spent more than 30 years studying this debilitating phenomenon. She has the answers to help you free yourself of feeling less than how amazing you truly are.

If you are already a member of our Women on Fire monthly membership, the full interview will soon arrive in your mailbox!

If you aren’t yet a member and want to receive this Women on Fire exclusive, click here to join us today.

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February 2017 Sneak Peek interview with Agapi Stassinopoulos

Are you seeking more joy in your life as well as purpose and commitment?

Happily, it turns out that those can be one and the same thing, as you will discover in the February membership interview.

I am pleased to re-introduce you to Agapi Stassinopoulos, who has a long history with our community. She was the guest of honor at our first Women on Fire Tea in 2004, and she wrote the foreword for our most recent book.

She was my guest expert for the membership interview exactly four years ago and is back by popular demand.

Agapi is a role model for bringing spirit and love to every aspect of life. But she is also a self-described “late, late, late bloomer” who didn’t find her soul’s mission until she was well into her 40s.

It turns out that her calling is as a master guide for leading others to find their own paths of joy and purpose. And her new book, Wake Up to the Joy of You: 52 Meditations and Practices for a Calmer, Happier Life, does that beautifully.

Listen in as Agapi talks about how to deal with negative people:

In this interview you will learn:

  • How to unlearn limiting beliefs so that joy will reveal itself to you
  • Four magic words that will help you to fulfill your dreams
  • The key to handling negative people and situations
  • How to find grace in disappointment and challenges
  • A quick meditation to reinvigorate your day

As a special gift, Agapi also takes Women on Fire through one of the guided meditations from the book called “Find Your Confidence and Be Bold.”

To hear the rest of this fun and insightful interview, join the Women on Fire Monthly Membership today.

You will become part of what New York Times’ best-selling author Marianne Williamson calls “the ultimate ‘you go, girl’ community for inspiration and support.”

You have only a few more days to receive the full interview with Agapi Stassinopoulos, your personalized coaching materials, access to the Women on Fire private Facebook page and much, much more.

Join us today at Womenonfire.com/membership!

We can’t wait to meet you!

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January 2017 Sneak Peek interview with Michaela Boehm

Are you ready to powerfully kick off 2017 and fill your life and your tank with love and light?

If you are, my guest for the January Women on Fire membership interview is a world-class authority on the subject.

Michaela Boehm is an expert on relationships and intimacy. She leads workshops around the world on emotional, spiritual and sexual healing and empowerment.

In Ojai, California, she has a counseling practice with a long list of clients that includes Oscar-winning actors, producers and writers, and Grammy-winning musicians.

In this uplifting interview, you’ll learn:

  • Rituals to get a fresh start on the new year
  • Practices to fill your life with love and light
  • What it means to find your heart’s highest calling
  • How to shift your mindset from lack to abundance
  • What it takes to rekindle a sexual spark in a long-term relationship
  • How to reveal your feminine power
  • A 5-minute daily practice that will bring greater self-awareness and true empowerment

If you’re not yet part of our Women on Fire membership, please be our guest and listen as Michaela talks about creating internal abundance:

Click here to listen to the Sneak Peek!

I know you will be swept away by Michaela’s big heart and inspiring insights in the full interview.

If you are already a member of our Women on Fire monthly membership, enjoy this preview of what will soon arrive in your mailbox.

 

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Only a few days remain for you to have access to this interview.

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