August 2016 Sneak Peek Interview with Louise DuArt

The interview for the August Membership is one of the most delightful I have ever conducted.

I could hardly keep from bursting out laughing — and crying!

I am thrilled to introduce you to my friend Louise DuArt, the remarkable impressionist, comedian and actress.

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As funny as Louise is, she is also one of the most inspiring individuals I know.

She was a shy child with a domineering mother. The one thing that set her apart was a knack for mimicking voices. Slipping into different characters became her escape.

As an adult, she took on the more traditional roles of wife and mother. Until one day, after 20 years of marriage, her world collapsed.

She seemed on the verge of losing everything.

Then, as she would describe it, God “ winked.”

Listen in as Louise describes the amazing sequence of events that launched her career:

Click here to listen to the Sneak Peek!

In this interview I did with Louise on Martha’ s Vineyard, she tells jaw-dropping stories of what she calls the “ godwinks” in her life.

She also shares her heartfelt insights into how to live with faith and persistence until your dreams come true.

You’ll learn:

  • How to recognize a godwink and what they mean
  • The story of the teacher who set her on a pathway to success
  • What Louise does to get into the right mindset every day
  • Why she never gives up and what sustains her to keep going
  • The way she chooses and creates the characters who inhabit her act
  • Her beliefs and research on prayer and its power

Plus, you will meet a huge cast of celebrities who share Louise’ s world.  She brought Jane Fonda, Hillary Clinton, Barbra Streisand, Cher, Carol Burnett and many others to the studio with her!

To hear the rest of this fun and inspiring 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 Louise DuArt, 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!

Debbie

P.S. When you join today, you will have access to this powerful interview, the September Women on Fire live video master class on September 13 and you’ll be invited into the private Women on Fire Facebook page. Plus, when you do you’ll become part of the safest, most connective and inspiring group of women you’ll ever meet.  Why not join now!?

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July 2016 Sneak Peek Interview with Bela Gandhi

As the Beatles taught us: “Love is all you need.”

But how do you attract more love into your life?

The July membership interview introduces you to an expert on love with answers to that very question.

Bela Gandhi, one of our country’s top dating coaches, has been called “Cupid for Hire” and the “Fairy Godmother of Dating.”

She is the founder and president of Smart Dating Academy in Chicago and a popular contributor on The Steve Harvey Show.

Bela’s strategies can help anyone to be more loving and attract more love, regardless of marital or romantic status.

These are things we all can do — for free! — starting right NOW!

Listen here to Bela’s ideas about the best mindset for finding love:

In the full interview, you’ll learn:

  • Why you should want to be a “psychotic optimist”
  • The tried-and-true way to get people to like you
  • The beauty and benefits of a mindset of social generosity
  • Ways to “soften up” your style and approach to people
  • What simple device you can use to improve relationships and even have more sex
  • Strategies to enhance your body language to increase your magnetism
  • How to give yourself a lift when you are feeling low
  • The No. 1 thing you must do before you start dating
  • Where and how to meet the best people to date
  • Tips to refresh your online dating profile for spectacular results

To hear the rest of this invaluable 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 Bela Gandhi, 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!

Debbie

P.S. When you join today, you will have access to this powerful interview, the July Women on Fire live video master class on July 19 and you’ll be invited into the private Women on Fire Facebook page. Plus, when you do you’ll become part of the safest, most connective and inspiring group of women you’ll ever meet.  Why not join now!?

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June 2016 Sneak Peek Interview with Nancy Kramer

She grew up as the “daughter of a Keebler elf.

In 1981, Nancy Kramer was only a few years out of college when she launched a marketing agency in Columbus, Ohio.

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Her first order of business was nailing down a small start-up in California as her initial client.

That firm was Apple Computer.

Over the next 35 years, Nancy grew Resource into the largest independent, women-owned marketing agency in the country.

She recently sold the company to a division of IBM and is setting out on a new career with them as a global executive.

Listen here to Nancy’s amusing story about teaming up with Apple Computer:

Nancy is first a mom of three — and a bonus mom to three more.

And, she is an example of what can happen when you pursue life with passion and don’t give up before the miracle.

In my interview with her a few days ago on Martha’s Vineyard, Nancy shares her experience and strategies to help you reach your own goals and dreams.

You’ll Discover:

  • How this once shy, sensitive child learned to express her authentic self
  • Why this “daughter of a Keebler elf” never ate Oreo cookies!
  • About her unexpected road to entrepreneurship
  • How she landed Apple Computer as her first client, even as she was going through her own “on-the-job training”
  • Her advice to prospective entrepreneurs about starting a business
  • The role that values play in her personal and professional success
  • How she coped with a divorce during a major downturn in her business
  • The mistake she made when she was forced to lay off employees
  • The priorities she set to allow her, as a single mom, to manage a business as well as a household with three children
  • Her thoughtful and important strategy to help a blended family flourish
  • How fear, anxiety and health struggles led her to make changes in her self-care. The result – she felt stronger, braver and more confident
  • About the advocacy organization she founded that is impacting women worldwide

To hear the rest of this important and invaluable 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 Nancy Kramer, your personalized coaching materials, access to the Women on Fire private Facebook page and much, much more.

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,

Debbie

P.S. When you join today, you will have access to this powerful interview, the June Women on Fire live video master class on June 14, and you’ll be invited into the private Women on Fire Facebook page. Plus, when you do you’ll become part of the safest, most connective and inspiring group of women you’ll ever meet.  Why not join now!?

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May 2016 Sneak Peek Interview with Julie Steinbacher

If you have any doubts at all about:

  • Getting your personal legal documents in order
  • How to be an advocate for an elderly or incapacitated loved one
  • Or how to have critical end-of-life discussions with your aging parents
    …help is on the way.

In the May 2016 membership package, Women on Fire founder Debbie Phillips interviews Julie Steinbacher, a top elder law attorney.

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Julie provides the clear, direct information you need to prepare for the worst and the inevitable.

Here is an audio sneak peek from the interview.

In it, Julie discusses a critical document you must have in place to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Putting this essential document in place can save you and your family days, months or years of misery.

Here are just a few of the many topics Julie offers her expert advice on in the complete interview:

  • What an elder care attorney does, how to find one, and what questions to ask
  • The document everyone age 18 and older needs to have in place
  • When and how to decide on in-home care options for a debilitated loved one
  • What to consider when appointing health and financial decision-makers to act on your behalf if you are unable to
  • How to select an executor for your estate and why a beneficiary may not be the best choice
  • Who to contact if your loved one is not receiving proper care in a health facility
  • How to stay involved in decision-making when a parent remarries
  • What to look for in long-term-care insurance and the potential risks involved
  • Ways to discuss end-of-life issues with even the most reluctant family members

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,

Debbie

P.S. When you join today, you will have access to this powerful interview, the May Women on Fire live video master class on May 18, and you’ll be invited into the private Women on Fire Facebook page. Plus, when you do you’ll become part of the safest, most connective and inspiring group of women you’ll ever meet.  Why not join now!?

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April 2016 Sneak Peek Interview with Lisa Fischer

You’ve definitely heard her voice, but you may not know who she is!

Lisa Fischer is an Emmy and Oscar-winning singer and songwriter who for more than three decades has performed with the Rolling Stones, Luther Vandross, Tina Turner, Sting and Nine Inch Nails, and many, many others.

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Having spent most of her career as backup singer, she is now stepping into the spotlight and taking the world by storm with her incredible music, powerful voice and dazzling performances.

In my in-depth interview with her for the April 2016 Women on Fire membership package, Lisa shares her secrets for coping with the challenges of middle age, life on the road, and dealing with the intensity of her solo career.

If it ever seems that your goals and ambitions are drifting out of reach, or you are  spending most of your precious time supporting the needs of others rather than meeting your own needs…

Then this interview with Lisa Fisher will help you to change the way you look at the world, uplift you, and show you ways to embrace your own life more fully – regardless of your age or challenges.

Here is a sneak audio peek from the interview.

In it, you will hear how what began as an awkward audition with Mick Jagger turned into nearly 30 years of singing side-by-side with him around the world.

Listen below to Lisa’s funny and joyful memory of her audition with Mick Jagger:

In the full interview, you will experience a thrilling example of Lisa’s singing, and learn and be inspired by her wisdom and stories of her amazing life.

Here are a few of the many things you will discover in this exclusive interview:

  • How being featured in the 2014 Academy Award-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom turned her life upside down
  • Why rediscovering the joy — without the burden of expectation — can return the luster to your fading dreams
  • How to silence your negative mind chatter and find the support you need when you set out on an intimidating new project, job or adventure
  • Why being grateful for what is moves you into the flow of life when you would rather cling to the anchor of what was
  • The secret to accepting midlife changes and learning to be comfortable in your own skin
  • How Lisa perceives music and the musicians who are influencing and exciting her today

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,

Debbie

P.S. When you join today, you will have access to this powerful interview, the April Women on Fire live video master class on April 12, and you’ll be invited into the private Women on Fire Facebook page. Plus, when you do you’ll become part of the safest, most connective and inspiring group of women you’ll ever meet.  Why not join now!?

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March 2016 Sneak Peek Interview with Dr. Trupti Gokani

How would you like to step into spring with more energy, vitality and a bright new outlook on your health? If so, our March 2016 Women on Fire membership package and interview is perfect for you!

Dr. Trupti Gokani, a board-certified neurologist and integrative medicine expert, tells Women on Fire founder Debbie Phillips her secrets for enhancing well-being,  managing chronic conditions, and so much more.

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A few of the many things you will discover in the full interview:

  • Ways to combine Western medicine with ancient Eastern wisdom to help heal your body and spirit
  • What discovering your unique body type teaches you about reducing your stress
  • How to choose a detox that works with — not against — your true nature so that it leaves you feeling better and more energized rather than weak and drained
  • That migraines show a disconnection with your natural state and what you can do to get back on track and live more pain-free
  • The optimal time to go to bed to allow your body to recover and to wake up fresh and rested rather than being always tired
  • Steps to retrain your mind to think positively and enjoy more of life’s wonders

If you’re not yet part of our Women on Fire membership yet, please be our guest and listen to this important clip of Debbie’s conversation with Dr. Gokani.

Among the many valuable pieces of wisdom she shares is how she cured her own insomnia — without medication. Listen here for details:

No matter the current state of your health, you’ll find inspiring strategies that could help you feel better.

If you are already a member of our Women on Fire monthly membership, enjoy this preview of the full interview that will arrive soon 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.

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

P.S. When you join today, you will have access to this entire powerful interview, the March 2016 Women on Fire live video master class with Debbie Phillips, the private Women on Fire Facebook page for daily inspiration and support, and so much more.  Join today!

 

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February 2016 Inner Circle Sneak Peak w/Rob Berkley

February is the month of love and relationships.

Here’s this months “Sneak Peek” on “Making Relationships Work: Strategies for Deeper Love and Connection.”

Whether you are in a committed relationship or wishing to be in one, you will find ideas to strengthen your union and strategies to find a great partner.

I invited my own husband, business partner and master coach Rob Berkley to join me and share his considerable insights on deepening love in your life.
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If you’re not yet part of a member of Women On Fire’s inner circle, please be our guest and listen in today for free to a clip of Rob and I’s interview where we share considerable insights on deepening love in your life.

Press PLAY for a quick audio clip of this deeply inspiring conversation about how to add some more spice into your relationship.

In the full recording you’ll discover:

  • The No. 1 relationship killer
  • Five ways to invigorate a long-term relationship
  • How conscious conflict can help you feel closer
  • A twist to finding the relationship of your dreams
  • What to do after divorce or death of a spouse or partner before moving on to new love
  • The secret to dating (and it’s not what you may think!)
The strategies and observations we share are from our own experiences of being divorced, finding each other, and
from 15 years of working together with intimate partners in Couples Vision Days.

If you are already a member of our Women on Fire inner circle, enjoy this preview of what’s already coming to you early in February!

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

You have until Friday, February 12!

Don’t miss out on this exclusive interview with my husband Rob Berkley.  Whether you are in a relationship or wishing to be in one, you will find many inspiring ideas on how to strengthen your union and strategies to find a great partner!

xo

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P.S. Looking for some strategies and ideas to inspire for your relationship in February?

When you become a Women On Fire Member today, please tune in to my live monthly Members’ Master Class and Chat on February 9, at 8:00 p.m. EST. My husband Rob Berkley will be joining me to give you some more inspiring strategies, and tips to help grow and strengthen your relationships! (You can even join in with your spouse or significant other!)

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No, you’re not crazy. It’s just the holidays!

Time to bring everything outside inside.  So, I took one last swing on my hammock in the autumn chill and sunshine today for the last time in 2014.

Surveying the dead and crunchy leaves around me — leaves that were tender green shoots only months ago — I began to feel sad about the passage of time.

I got teary thinking about holidays past with treasured relatives who are long gone.

Then, I began to panic about everything I need to accomplish before the end of the year.  Before you know it, I was in the middle of an end-of-the-year, melt-down muddle!

As the year closes in, are you feeling sad, or pressured, or as though things are falling apart?  Or, are people around you melting down?

If so, it is not in their imagination, or yours, or mine!  Talk to any therapist who will tell you that stress is more pronounced this time of the year than any other.

The pressure of holidays coming so close together, tied with deadlines to wrap up the year and start a new one, can leave you feeling like you’re running a marathon on a hamster wheel!

Add to it the expectation that we are to be happy and of good cheer during this time of year when biologically we were designed to withdraw and hibernate — and no wonder holiday times can take a toll on us.

So, as many of us gather this week for Thanksgiving, it’s a good time to remember what can give you comfort, lift you up, and keep you sane:

  •  Hug and kiss the ones you love the most and tell them exactly what you love and appreciate about them. (“You bring me so much joy and I feel so cared about by you.”)
  • Graciously say “no” to more things than you said “yes” to. (“That’s a lovely offer and I wish we could but we can’t.”)
  • Take stock of all the good or great things you did or that happened this year (I bet you can find at least 50 terrific things that made proud or made you smile in 2014. Make a list, invite others to join you, then share and celebrate each other’s good news and achievements.)
  • Find someone to talk to who will listen to you express your feelings without giving you unasked for advice. (Friend, relative, colleague, therapist!)
  • Sit with a friend and listen to them share their own feelings of “holiday crazy.” (Your chance to let them know they’re not!)
  • Schedule naps and down time now for the next month. Keep your tank full and the holidays will be easier. (Extra points for inspiring others to do the same! Double extra points for naps with pets and babies.)
  • Focus your time and attention on the people who are most important to you.

On the Women on Fire monthly members’ LIVE CHAT recently, we talked about a special process to help you focus your time and energy to get the most joy during the holidays. It starts with making a list of the 8-10 people who are THE most important of all and putting your time and attention on them!

  • Reach out to someone who is lonely – and let them know you’re thinking about them.
  • Vow to create a peaceful home and stress-free environment. (Your home is your sanctuary. What needs to happen to make it an oasis this holiday season? What is one thing you can do right now to make it more peaceful?)
  • Take time to be grateful.  (Nothing shifts my mood faster than keeping a daily gratitude list.)

Have a beautiful week.  I hope you find yourself at peace and celebrating in ways that uplift you.

I will be on Martha’s Vineyard for Thanksgiving with my husband Rob and close friends — and am looking very forward to a relaxing time, creating new memories with people I love.

That tinkling sound you’ll hear?  It will be me toasting you!

For all your love and support and my enormous gratitude that you are in this amazing circle of fabulous women (and quite a few men) making the world a better place.

Love,

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6 kinds of support that can change everything!

If you’re super busy right now, all you have to do is read the quote below and you’ll know how to make your dreams happen:

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”  Helen Keller

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Women on Fire (and two amazing Men on Fire!) gathered on Martha’s Vineyard a week ago for group Vision Day and supported each other’s dreams and aspirations. (Photo by Shawn Jones)

Helen Keller was right. Whatever great mountain you are attempting to scale, you can’t do it alone. Today I’ll share a few observations about going on your journey with others — and why it matters.

But first …

We have hundreds of first-time readers this week after you “liked” our Women on Fire Facebook fan page. Welcome! (If you’re a long-time reader and haven’t yet “liked” our page, we hope you will go to Facebook now!:-)

Women on Fire is a community like no other. We will cheer you on and inspire you to go for your dreams, and we’ll listen and support you when life feels hard.

So, last weekend …

It was such a magnificent two days with Women on Fire sharing and supporting each other that it was hard to say goodbye!

After everyone left, plans in hand for their futures, I sat in our living room on Martha’s Vineyard; the energy still vibrated from the weekend’s activities.

The magic of the group being together was like jet fuel to each person’s dreams lifting off.  Being together made a difference.


Women on Fire Stephanie Dalfonzo and Sheryl Snyder — making their visions and dreams happen! (Photos by Rob Berkley)

And while we always love it when you come to work with us at Vision Day, you also can create your own circle of support for taking the next steps in your life.

One way to do that is to invite several caring, trusted people to come together. Create a plan and set a time for each person to share their biggest dream and the obstacles standing in their way.

Here’s why it’s important to work in a community and the kinds of support best provided in a group:

1) Your best thinking is magnified. When you have other smart people who have your best interests at heart, asking you thoughtful questions and showing an interest in you and your desires, your potential and your success expands.


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2) The collective energy of a group is like an electrical jolt to your system. As one weekend participant said, “my engine had been idling and now I feel like I’m in drive!”

3) Resources. You need a bookkeeper? A book agent? A software system to run your business? Make any request for a resource in your group, and it’s likely someone will have an answer, a contact, an idea, a resource for you. And better yet most of the resources will have been vetted for you ahead of time so you have a better chance of success.

4) Comfort. Life is complex. When the going is tough and you have your “lady gang” with you, as Woman on Fire Meredith Schoenberger calls it, you will feel relief and comfort knowing you will be supported and helped along your path by many people.


Dyana Robenalt and Carole Murko motivating each other with a pinky swear!

5) Motivation. Sharing your dreams makes them real. When you say them out loud and create strategies to make them happen, you feel motivated to take the next steps. There is nothing like being accountable to others who you care for to motivate  you toward success.

Jenifer Madson, Woman on Fire member and author of numerous books, including her latest Head To Heart, said she was motivated to write her first book because she had told a group of Women on Fire she was going to do it! So she “darn well better do it.”  And she did — again and again!

6) Laughter.  I once read, “sometimes crying or laughing are the only options left, and laughing always feels better.”  When you have a team behind you to laugh with, and struggle of going it alone fades, your load will lighten. Laughing alone just doesn’t quite have the same effect.

“There is little success where there is little laughter,” said Andrew Carnegie.

Those are just a few of the many reasons to join forces with others to achieve your dreams. Plus, when you give of yourself and help others succeed with their dreams, you take your mind off of your own issues — and that can be enormously rewarding and freeing.

As you move forward, you are invited to join us for our next 10-member group Vision Day on October 10-11, 2014 on Martha’s Vineyard.  (Contact Daren@womenonfire.com for details.)

Or, bring your own circle together. Going it alone is just too hard.

Which will it be for you?

Have a great week!

Love,

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P.S. I will see monthly members on the LIVE CHAT this Tuesday night! Topic: Less Struggle, More Success: 7 Ways To Simplify Your Life.

If you’re not yet a member, no worries! You can join today and participate in our popular, monthly coaching chat.

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As Mother’s Day comes to a close…

Happy Mother’s Day to every woman who has loved, nurtured, encouraged, babysat, taught, smiled at, given a box of cookies to, or in any way, uplifted the life of another human being!

And, yes, some of us also are even moms to four-footed beings;-)  As Oprah says, “biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” This day is for the mother inside all of us.

My own wonderful mother, Mary Lue Phillips, surrounded by my sisters Lori and Susan and me in the photo above, has been my greatest influence.

Her warmth, caring and sense of fun filled my childhood with joy; her insistence upon my getting an education after she was denied one; and her belief in me and my abilities gave me a strong foundation to launch my dreams.

Even though my family struggled as I was growing up, especially financially, her positive outlook, tenacity and ability to solve any problem provided the blueprint for perseverance in my own work and life. Thank you for being so awesome, Mom!

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Still, this day has been filled for many of us with feelings ranging from deep sadness and longing to great joy and appreciation.  I was so grateful to be able to start my own day with a delightful call to my mother.  Then, after I hung up, it hit me what I was sadly missing.

I was to have spent Mother’s Day in Washington, D.C. with my mother-in-law, MOTUS. After she died on April 22, I couldn’t even bear to call the airline and cancel the ticket. So, I lit my pretty Jane’s Caramel Glassybaby candle (thank you, Women on Fire member Laura Tiberi) and silently thanked my sweet mother-in-law for all her love.

Over the past few days, there seemed to be more articles about mothers than usual, perhaps because this year was the 100th anniversary of Mother’s Day.

Of all I read, my two favorite articles were written by women whose work I deeply respect, Hope Edelman and Sheila Weller. And, I thought as a close to Mother’s Day you might be touched by what they had to say, too.

Hope is a best-selling author and founder of the “motherless daughters” movement. Mother’s Day — When Mother Is Gone is poignant and powerful.

Sheila is a dear friend and author of the ground-breaking biography Girls Like Us and later this fall The News Sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour  — and the (Ongoing, Imperfect, Complicated) Triumph of Women in TV News.

Life-Lessons From My Mother, the National Enquirer Scoop Artist is not to be missed for its universal appeal in loving and caring at end-of-life.

Enjoy one last moment of Mother’s Day 2014 with Hope and Sheila’s articles.

So, whether you are a biological mother or one who lovingly mothers, being a mother is an attitude, an attitude of love and caring that changes the world. 🙂

Have a great week!

I head to Martha’s Vineyard and Las Vegas.  And, I’ll see monthly members Tuesday night on our Live Chat where the topic we’ll be discussing is: How To Take Risks, Personally and Professionally.

If you have been meaning to join our monthly membership, there is no better time than now so you can get started immediately, surrounding yourself in inspiration, strategies and support to live the life you dream of.  Go here to find out more!

Love,

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