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!

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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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P.S. If you join today, you will have access to this powerful interview, the February 13, 2017 Women on Fire live video masterclass where you have the opportunity to be coached by me, and the private Women on Fire Facebook page. Join now.

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February’s Book To Live By

February is celebrated as the month of love.

We are honoring that spirit with a book recommendation to help you focus on the most important love of your life: YOU!

The author is a dear friend — to me and to our Women on Fire community. Agapi Stassinopoulos has been a key supporter since she was the guest of honor at the very first Women on Fire Tea in 2004.

It is my pleasure to announce as our February Book To Live By:

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Wake Up to the Joy of You: 52 Meditations and Practices for a Calmer, Happier Life by Agapi Stassinopoulos.

In this beautiful book, Agapi offers a roadmap for a yearlong journey to joy, using such guideposts as gratitude, kindness and grace to navigate the way.

There are 52 chapters presenting practical advice and wise insights on universal goals and challenges that cover self-care, finances, relationships, self-esteem, creativity, spiritual growth and more. Each chapter ends with an encouraging action plan or a peaceful guided meditation.

Agapi’s generosity of spirit is contagious and inspiring. She will touch your heart.

What else would we expect from a woman whose name literally means love?

Wake Up to the Joy of You is available from Amazon and bookstores everywhere.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

P.S. To receive Agapi’s powerful wisdom in audio, please go to: www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/540616/wake-up-to-the-joy-of-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:

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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.

We can’t wait to meet you!

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P.S. If you join today and you will have access to this powerful interview, the January 10, 2017 Women on Fire live video masterclass where you have the opportunity to be coached by me, and the private Women on Fire Facebook page. Join now.

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December 2016 Sneak Peek interview For a Great Start

For the December interview, I talked with four members of our powerful Women on Fire circle.

Georgia Wheelock, Meredith Schoenberger, Deirdre Martin and Beth Bryce shared their successes and struggles of the past year and looked ahead at their goals and aspirations for 2017.

I know you will be inspired by the candid reflections of these amazing and accomplished women.

The end of the year is a natural time to think about where our lives are headed and whether we are on course to achieve our dreams.

If you are considering adjustments along your life’s path, Great Start offers the roadmap you need.

I designed this program with Rob Berkley, my husband and coaching partner, for the clients we work with during Vision Days®. These methods are tried and true and the success stories at www.visionday.com will inspire you.

This three-step approach enables you to create a strategic plan with simple yet powerful changes you can make — beginning any day of the year.

Starting today, you can move your life toward:

  • Financial freedom
  • Great relationships
  • Perfect health and fitness
  • A rewarding career
  • Living the life you dream of!

Let’s listen to an earlier interview I did with Rob in which he introduces the first step of the program:

Click here to listen to the Sneak Peek!

To order the Great Start program and get 2017 off to an amazing start, go to WomenOnFire.com.

And the Women on Fire Monthly Membership is the place to go for strategies, inspiration and support throughout your year. Each month, you’ll receive uplifting and motivating interviews like the one for December.

Join now to receive the full interview with four of our incredible members, your personalized coaching materials, access to the Women on Fire private Facebook page and much, much more.

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

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.

We can’t wait to meet you!

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P.S. If you join today and you will have access to this powerful interview, the January 2017 Women on Fire live video masterclass where you have the opportunity to be coached by me, and the private Women on Fire Facebook page. Join now.

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December’s Book To Live By

If you are using the changing of calendars to consider your own potential transformations, have I got a book for you.

In the December Book To Live By, Women on Fire member Kelley Black invites us to share in her journey into spiritual discovery. Stopovers include lovely detours into travel, self-care, goddess energy, courage, fashion and so very much more.

It is my pleasure to introduce you to a unique and uplifting book from a dear friend and co-author in Women on Fire: 20 Inspiring Women Share Their Life Secrets (and Save You Years of Struggle!):

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This Luscious Life by Kelley Black.

Kelley combines memoir, a guidebook for life and philosophical meanderings to speak to the hearts of women. She offers empowerment to follow your spirit and find success and enchantment.

With an openhearted sharing of her darkest moments, she also illuminates the brightest ones.

In doing so, she teaches us to embrace all of life’s lessons as the gifts they truly are.

Kelley believes in the magic. After reading This Luscious Life, you will too.

This Luscious Life is available from Amazon.

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November 2016 Sneak Peek Interview with Gloria Steinem

Are you lighting the way for others?

As we enter the closing moments of this historic U.S. presidential election, with the possibility of the first woman president before us, this is a perfect time to examine our own leadership qualities.

Are you letting your voice be heard?

Are you a good role model for the young women in your life?

In my interview for the November Women on Fire membership, I talk with a woman who sets an awe-inspiring example: Gloria Steinem.

You will find 82-year-old Gloria absolutely exhilarating!

She has been a leader of the women’s movement for five decades and is our foremost advocate for reproductive healthcare. She is also a best-selling author and a 2013 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among so many accomplishments.

This very special interview was taped at the celebration of the 80th anniversary of Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin on October 14, 2016.

And I am so proud that one of our own Women on Fire, the amazing and talented Linda Neff, was instrumental in planning this remarkable event.

In this provocative and wide-ranging conversation, Gloria leads us in exploring:

  • Our challenge and obligation to make reproductive freedom a fundamental human right
  • The deeply emotional event that changed her life at age 22
  • Why Gloria considers travel as a form of meditation and how even the housebound can have an on-the-road state of mind
  • A major obstacle women face when running for high office and some women Gloria believes would have made excellent presidents
  • Gloria’s belief about passing on her “torch” and the inspiring young change-makers she says to keep an eye on
  • Why fear is a sign of growth and a gauge for your potential
  • How the subjugation of women is an indicator of other forms of abuse and brutality
  • The devastating effect it can have when you look into a mirror and criticize yourself
  • Why it is essential for your spirit and sanity to step away from your computer… and so much more

If you’re not yet part of our Women on Fire membership, please be our guest and listen as Gloria talks about overcoming the feeling of “invisibility” in the workplace and beyond:

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Gloria has spent her lifetime organizing women to advocate for better lives for all of us. She will inspire you to find your own path of leadership and being visible!

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

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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October 2016 Sneak Peek Interview with Sally Taylor

Have you ever wondered where artists and inventors get their ideas? Do you marvel at how they turn those images into reality?

In my interview for the October Women on Fire membership, I spoke with Sally Taylor, the brilliant musician, singer/songwriter, artist and entrepreneur.

Besides her recording career, Sally is the creator of an innovative project called Consenses. This amazing interactive exhibit was a collaboration between 150 artists and artisans from around the world.

In this interview, Sally took me through a masterclass of the artistic process.

Her life story will also amaze and inspire you. She grew up surrounded by creativity and success as the daughter of not one but two superstars—Carly Simon and James Taylor.

Here are a few of the things you will discover in the full interview with Sally:

  • Her reflections on the gifts and joys of being a child of celebrity, as well as the obligations and pressures
  • How creativity became her coping mechanism during her parents’ public divorce
  • Why she was long determined NOT to become a musician when she grew up
  • About the inspiration and creative development of Consenses, her groundbreaking art exhibit 
  • Her plans for the future of Consenses in classrooms around the globe
  • The one question she learned will open doors for you when you need help
  • The satisfaction of interpreting an image in your mind into a work of art
  • The advice her famous parents have given her, and the advice she’s given to them!

If you’re not yet part of our Women on Fire membership yet, please be our guest and listen to this delightful, two-minute clip of my conversation with Sally Taylor.

Here, Sally shares favorite childhood memories of her parents:

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You will be inspired by Sally’s creative path and reminiscences of her incredible life. Plus, you’ll enjoy samples of Sally’s beautiful singing!

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

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. 

Join us today at Womenonfire.com/membership!

With love,

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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October’s Songs To Live By

For the October 2016 membership interview, I spoke with my dear friend, the incredible musician, artist and entrepreneur Sally Taylor.

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Music is in Sally’s DNA.

As the daughter of two rock legends—Carly Simon and James Taylor—she grew up surrounded by music, musicians and music managers.

But when she decided to enter the family business, she chose her own path in a big way. She wrote all the songs and even formed her own label, Blue Elbow.

In our talk, Sally revealed so many stories and insights, including about her famous parents and her groundbreaking art exhibit, Consenses. I hope you will visit Consenses.org to learn more about that project.

I would also like to take the opportunity to introduce you to her amazing talents as a singer/songwriter.

I am so proud to announce that our October 2016 Songs To Live By selection is Sally’s debut album:

Sally began the album as a demo tape created to help her keep track of a rapidly growing stack of compositions. It feels like an intimate performance.

Her gorgeous soprano voice, poetic lyrics and infectious melodies will captivate you.

Song styles range from soft rock (“The Complaint,” “Happy Now”) to folksy acoustic guitar (“Tomboy Bride,” “Song 4 Jeremy”) to piano ballad (“The Good Bye”). Each is delivered with warmth, charm and self-assurance.

For an extra treat, her father, James Taylor, plays guitar on the last song, “Unsung We Dance.”

The song starts with an adorable introduction using a childhood recording in which she commands, “Hi, my name is Sally Taylor. Get on your knees and start begging.”

I know you will be absolutely enchanted by Tomboy Bride. The stories Sally tells are personal and honest. They will touch your heart.

To learn more about this beautiful album, as well as her follow-ups Apt.#6S and Shotgun, visit SallyTaylor.com.

I cannot recommend Tomboy Bride more highly!

Lots of love,

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September’s Book To Live By

Is depression a medical issue? Or is it a crisis of the soul?

The Women on Fire Book To Live By selection for September takes a unique perspective on society’s epidemic of emotional suffering and the way it is treated.

It is my pleasure to announce our choice is the latest book from my friend and mentor Marianne Williamson:

Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment

Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment by Marianne Williamson.

This groundbreaking offering by one of our best-selling authors and most profound thinkers changes the conversation.

With the compassion and wisdom expected of one of our great spiritual teachers, Marianne challenges the way we understand depression.

Life comes with heartbreaking losses, difficult relationships, and crushing failures.

Rather than accepting grief as a natural part of the human experience, we often treat it like a disease. We numb it with medication.

Marianne shines a light on our spiritual ills, showing us how to embrace the pain and learn its lessons. In doing so, we can experience growth and find deeper inner peace.

Using insights from A Course in Miracles, Marianne helps us to see the miraculous universe around and within us. She offers hope and comfort, including prayers that are life-changing.

Tears to Triumph is available from Amazon and in bookstores everywhere. I highly recommend it – and all books by Marianne Williamson.

Lots of love,

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