RadioWrap-Up.5.18.18: Spunky Old Broad

Gayle Carson on Friday Happy hourAre you a Spunky Old Broad? If you aren’t, this show may turn you around. At this week’s Friday Happy Hour, we’re talking reinvention with a twist with the original Spunky Old Broad, Gayle Carson. Tune in and find out what you’re missing!
Dr. Gayle Carson is affectionately known as Dr. Gayle, S.O.B. Spunky Old Broad. She believes in being the best YOU, you can be. Having worked in 50 countries and 49 states, she now hosts 16 radio shows a month and appears on TV at least twice a month. An author, coach, speaker and media personality, Gayle believes women are like fine wine–they get better with age. Learn more:  spunkyoldbroad.com and FB: spunkyoldbroad1 or gaylencarson
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#Women’sEmpowerment, #FridayHappyHour, #MidlifeReinventions, #NextChapter

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RadioWrap-Up.5.4.18: Women's Rights in History

Mary on Friday Happy HourWhen it came to women’s rights, you may never have heard of Alice Paul. I didn’t. She was a powerful figure in the women’s rights movement and a mover and shaker in the women’s suffrage movement. And, when women got the vote, she didn’t stop. Alice Paul was active in the women’s movement nearly her whole life until her death in1977.
It’s sort of amazing how little women know about our own women’s rights in political history? Reporter and Author Mary Walton thinks not enough – and she’s been working to change that! Her biography of Alice Paul will fascinate you!
Mary Walton is the author of A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot, plus four works of non-fiction.  She was a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer for 24 years.   Mary is joining Annmarie Kelly at the Friday Happy Hour to talk about two women who made a difference in their own day, and their contributions are important to all the Victory Chicks today. Mary Walton was a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer for 24 years. You can find out more here: Mary Walton

#VictoriousWoman, #WomensRights, #WomensEmpowerment

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Marriage, Me and Barbara Bush

This week I thought a lot about Barbara Bush. First of all, who would have thought Barbara would go before George? Didn’t you, like me, figure – with her indomitable spirit – Mrs. Bush would outlast George by years?
The strength that Barbara Bush displayed had quite an impact on my psyche.
When she was first lady, and even more after she left the White House, her great spirit fascinated me. So did her relationship with her spouse, President George H.W. Bush.
If you want to read how, I posted it here: The Five-Year Marriage™ blog
 
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RadioWrap-Up.12.8.17 How to Have a Good Day

In the midst of this busy holiday season, you might be too stressed to enjoy each day. That’s why Annmarie Kelly asked Caroline Webb to join her – that and also that Caroline has great tips for how to set priorities, intentions and goals for the new year.
Caroline is the author of How to Have a Good Day, the CEO of Sevenshift, a McKinsey Senior Adviser and arenowned leadership coach – and she’s on a mission to show you how behavioral science can transform your life and work for the better. This show will help you through the holiday stress and get you ready for your goals in the new year.

You can find out more about Caroline at Website:

https://carolinewebb.co/
Facebook: @CarolineWebbAuthor
Twitter: @Caroline_Webb_ 

And here’s a quick YouTube talk by Caroline on Realistic Optimism

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RadioWrap-Up.9.22.17.NextChapters

Do you wonder about your next chapters – or next chapters?
Carol Gee has had more careers than most women. She spent twenty years in the Air Force, twenty years in education and, in her “retirement” started her own business. She has a great sense of humor about life’s ups and downs. And Carol is almost-obsessive about people living their passion – at any age. And she and Annmarie Kelly are talking about it all at the week’s Friday Happy Hour.
Carol Gee, M.A., is a longtime educator (Emory University)-turned freelance writer and book author. She is also the owner of a small one-woman writing service, A Feast Of Words, LLC. Gee also served over 21 years in the military. In February, 2017 she and her husband were featured in an Essence Magazine article, “Stand By His Health.” You can find more about Carol at the Venus Chronicles and join her on FB.
I hope you can join me at The Pyramid Club in Philly when I’m talking about The Five-Year Marriage™. You can register here: Meet the Author
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Culture Vultures


Everybody is so concerned about climate change and air pollution and noise pollution yet I wonder why aren’t we concerned with the culture vultures – those predatory things that steal our humanity.
Culture vultures remind me of a movie called the Time Machine – and not the 2002 one, but the original one from 1960 with Rod Taylor and Yvette Mimmieux. It was based on an 1895 novella by HG Wells, who, many people now think, was a visionary. It’s surprising how many of the things he predicted over a hundred years ago actually became realities.
In the story, the Time Traveler (Rod Taylor), goes into the future to some bizarre year, like the year 800,000. And, when he gets there, he finds a group of homogeneous-looking young people hanging out by the water, having a good time, and engaged in somewhat mindless chatter.
As the Time Traveler watches, one young woman (Yvette Mimmeux), slips into the water and starts to drown. Everyone watches but nobody moves – or even seems to care. The Time Traveler is stunned because they just watch her drown. He shouts at a couple of the young Eloi men, who look at him like he’s crazy. So the Time Traveler jumps into the water and saves the almost-dead Weena. She is, of course, grateful. But all the other Eloi are scratching their heads, confused that the Time Traveler risked his life to save the young woman.
What got me thinking about that scene in the Time Machine was the five Florida teenagers, ages fourteen to sixteen, who saw a thirty-two year old disabled man fall into a retention pond and drown. They didn’t call 9-1-1 or do anything that might have saved his life. To the contrary – they harassed and laughed at him as he drowned. Those kids were that man’s only hope for life…and they did nothing. And the last thing that man heard was a bunch of teenagers mocking him.
Worse yet, those kids actually filmed that man’s drowning and posted it on social media. In the clip, you can hear them in the background joking about the man coming up for air for the last time.
It’s like the Time Machine movie – except it isn’t the year 800K something. It’s now.
I know every generation pushes the envelope a little further. You and I did it too. But I don’t know if it was like this…do you think it was?
I was so disturbed me that I called a communications expert to talk about it. She told me something very disturbing: that since those younger people have been using computers and the internet and stuff since they were little, it’s had an impact on the way their brains are wired. Add social media and they lost their ability to have a meaningful sense of human connection – just like the Eloi. They live their emotions out through various emojis. Then they don’t know what to do when – say, at work or at a social gathering – they actually look into the eyes of someone who doesn’t agree with them, or who disapproves of something they said or did.
Since our primitive, natural, go-to protection mode is confrontational until we learn better – and they don’t know better, – that’s what they do.
Us Victory Chicks learned better when we were younger. The millennials didn’t – and we were so enthralled with their online skills that we neglected to teach them.
Those kids in Florida were arrested but not charged. Legally they didn’t do anything wrong. Morally and ethically…well, that’s another story, isn’t it?
So what do we do about it?
We can start now with our kids. We don’t always have control over what’s outside our homes, but we do have control over what we do and what happens inside our homes. We can choose to change our behavior and, with our own kids and in our own families, we can raise the bar of what’s acceptable behavior and what isn’t.
What’s one thing you can do differently to keep the culture vultures away?

RadioWrap-Up.7.28.17: Life as a Stunt Actor

Fear. It can paralyze the best of us. And, if you’ve ever fallen, you know how scary it is. But how would you handle fear if you fell for a living?
That’s what Lisa Loving Dalton did in her role as a stunt double. While hanging over cliffs, getting hit by a moving car, dropping from five stories up, and dodging a bridge full of speeding cars—Lisa met and mingled with top celebrities, including Madonna, Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Katherine Hepburn, Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman, Darryl Hannah, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robin Williams, Robert Downey Jr., Liam Neeson, and Cher.
She has good stories about her Hollywood stunt double experiences. She’s sharing those at Happy Hour, along with the life lessons she learned along the way. We’re dishing the dirt at this week’s Friday Happy Hour, so join us for the fun!
Learn more about Lisa, and read a couple chapters of her books on her website:  www.lisadalton.com.
I talked briefly with Lisa about a couple of her blog posts. I found them pretty interesting and maybe you will too. Lisa’s written them in episodes. Here they are:

Here are a couple links where, I think, you can watch The Time Machine for free:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xEmDn6EDpY
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIH9ckazRvg

And here was my question: What could you do differently to model better behavior in your self or your family? I’d love to hear what you have to say!!

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RadioWrapUp.7.7.17: What's Your Brand?

What’s your brand? Whether you know if or not, and whether it’s business or personal, you have a brand! Your brand is the way people see you and how they identify you. Are you in control of your brand? If you aren’t, others are. How are they defining you – and is it what you want? Megan Driscoll is joining Annmarie Kelly to talk about you, your brand, and how to use it to shape your next chapter – or reshape your current brand.

EvolveMKD founder and CEO Megan Driscoll is a sought-after strategic media and communications professional with nearly 15 years of experience in healthcare, aesthetics and dermatology, and prestige beauty. In just 2.5 years, Evolve has grown to 18 employees with a near-perfect retention rate, over $3 million in revenue, and is currently serving 20 brands. Megan has also earned numerous industry accolades in the last year, including Agency Professional of the Year, PR Pro Under 40 by Bulldog Reporter, and Female Entrepreneur of the Year. Her agency was also named Company of the Year, Startup of the Year, and Women-Run Workplace of the Year by the Stevie’s Business Awards, and was one of the Top Places to Work in PR by PR News. Megan’s Website: www.evolvemkd.com  and Facebook: @EvolveMKD

Here’s a link to one of Megan’s interesting blog posts:Female Entrepreneurs
Here are some of those Newsies links:
Video of a Newsies dance number: YouTube
Newsboys Strike: Historical Reference
Upcoming shows: Theater Info


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RadioWrapUp.4.21.17

Fashionista Roberta Matz Talks Spring Wardrobes

Want that savvy chic look this spring? Want to find ways to update your current wardrobe without spending a fortune? This week’s guest, Roberta Matz, can help. Roberta is bringing a little midlife chic to happy hour. Roberta can tell you how to incorporate today’s hottest colors and trends into your wardrobe – so you can embrace your own chic style without looking like a millennial wannabe.

Roberta Matz has been a fashionista her whole life. For years she’s been dressing herself, her friends, her children and grandchildren. Recently retired from careers in education and non-profit, these days Roberta volunteers at Career Wardrobe, in Philly, an organization that provides work appropriate clothing to women returning to the workforce. Known for her flair with jewelry and accessories, Roberta is a champion for women looking their best at any age.

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About corporations and open space, here are a couple articles you might want to take a look at:

If you missed the discount for the fabulous Maine photos I talked about with Gerry Monteaux, take a look here: Gerry Monteaux

True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.
It is the caring that she lovingly gives,
the passion that she knows.
And the beauty of a woman, with passing years,
only grows!”
Audrey Hepburn



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RadioWrap-Up.4.14.17.Kindness

In a country divided where almost every conversation is tinged with tension, author Jill Lublin has a solution. Tune into today’s show when Annmarie Kelly will be talking with Jill about kindness – how to heal with it, and how to use it to boost your personal and professional success.
Learn more Jill Lublin

March sunset at Grove Park Inn, Asheville NC
I talked about the wedding I went to in Atlanta. Joseph and I added a couple stops and had some fun with it. We watched the sunset at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville NC,and had some fun at the birthplace of Elvis Presley in Tupleo MS.

If you missed me at Tuesday’s Story Slam, you can watch me telling my story on YouTube here: AnnmarieKelly.WCStorySlam

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