RadioWrap-Up.7.27.18: The Artist of Your Life

inspiration for womenAre you writing the script for your life, or is someone doing it for you? Adria Firestone thought she was having the best life – success, travel, love and more. It was all good until the day she crashed and burned. We’re talking about her journey back and how she decided to become the artist of her life – and how you can too.
Adria is Speaker & coach. She had an award winning international career in opera and music theater and  became a life and career coach about a dozen years ago. Adria’s passion is to empower women personally and professionally. You can learn more about her here: Adria Firestone
You can find her book on amazon.com: You are the Artist of Your Life. Here’s Adria Firestone talking about #METOO
If you are interested in her special offer, you can go here: Adria’s Special Offer

  • Tonight’s Blood Moon info. Here are two articles: Space.com and CNN
  • Here’s a clip from the Fox News show Objectified

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RadioWrap-Up.7.20.18.JOY at the Friday Happy Hour!

Kathy McCabe
How is July like your life?
We’re midway through the summer and, just like July, many of us are at the midlife point of our lives. We know our season isn’t over…but what do we do now? Reinvention is a common topic on the Friday Happy Hour and this week we’re finding out how lawyer turned coach Kathy McCabe changed careers and filled her own life with JOY! If you want more JOY in your life, tune in this Friday?
About Kathy: Kathy McCabe is a results-driven Certified Life Coach who reinvented her career in her mid-life and has helped many other women do the same. In addition to her life coach training, Kathy has more than 20 years of experience in the corporate world working as a litigator and law-firm partner, and also as a small-business entrepreneur. Kathy loves to help women find more real joy, empowerment, and purpose in their every day lives. Find Kathy on her Website and on Facebook 
Kathy’s next online coaching group “Real Joy Group” is starting on Friday 7/27/18.  For listeners of the Friday Happy Hour with Annmarie Kelly, Kathy is offering an additional “one on one” 60-minute coaching session with Kathy if they sign up for one of her groups.
Walk Down Memory Land: On today’s show I talked about old scary TV shows Twilight Zone, Outer Limets and Night Gallery. Twilight Zone and Night Gallery were both created by the late Rod Serling. Want to take a walk down the scariness of Rod Serling? I found this bizarre sight with some paintings from the show: Night Gallery
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Behind the Headlines: Mara Martin

Victorious Woman - success in midlife

Mara Martin, a Sports Illustrated swimsuit search finalist, created quite a stir recently when she walked the runway in a bikini while breastfeeding her infant daughter. Afterward she posted on Instagram “I’m so grateful to be able to share this message and hopefully normalize breastfeeding and also show others that women CAN DO IT ALL!” She marveled at the fact that she was getting so much attention “for doing something I do every day.”

OK, where to start…

  1. Excuse me, Mara. While you may be breastfeeding everyday, I don’t think you do it in a bikini, while walking the runway, in front of a room full of people and a slew of photographers. If you do, you must have some full house.
    And, be honest, you know exactly what the fuss is all about…you are a beautiful woman who did something seemingly outrageous. If you hadn’t made a “splash” doing it, I’m guessing you would be disappointed.
  2. That’s one…here’s another:  You hope to “normalize breastfeeding.” I think breastfeeding is a beautiful and natural thing to do. Mothers who breastfeed are a special breed – especially if they are working outside the home. But what needs to be “normalized” about it?
    Maybe Mara means normalizing breastfeeding on the runway. Whoo-hoo – I’m glad – now I know I can do that – and, thanks to Mara, I won’t be a freak when I do breastfeed on the catwalk.
    OK, yes…I do know that ship has sailed…I won’t be breastfeeding on the runway. I won’t even be on the runway… So none of that upsets me. However, I think it was a peculiar thing to say, it wasn’t troubling. Here’s what was…
  3. Mara’s post shows how really excited about showing everyone that “women CAN DO IT ALL!” Doesn’t that make you cringe??? It did me!!
    Yes, of course we can do it all. We already know that because, as women, we’re powerful and victorious. We are capable, loving and amazing creatures without whom the world would fall apart. So…maybe not the whole world, but our little world of house and home.
    So…Yes, we can. BUT why should we?

From years of teaching my Victorious Woman Project classes, I know that “doing it all” is one of the biggest obstacles to a woman’s personal success and happiness. And in my “Breaking the Cycle of Overcare” classes, “doing it all” is the very thing that makes us tired, angry, overwhelmed and resentful. It’s a major cause of stress, overeating and lack of sleep for most women.

More recently, when talking to women about my latest book, The Five-Year Marriage®, “doing it all” is the biggest complaint I hear. Things like “I stayed home to raise the kids but now I’m back to work – but I’m still doing all the house things I did before. Why isn’t he pitching in?” Those women are ready to renegotiate their contracts!

Listen Victory Chicks, it’s good to know that you can do it all – if you need to. It’s empowering.

However, it’s really more important – and just as empowering – to know that you can negotiate your life and choose what you want to do – and leave the rest…for another person, another day, another time of life. That REALLY doing it all!

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RadioWrapUp.7.13.18.Rats&Mice…

leslie handlerHow do you deal with the tough stuff of life? Leslie Handler does it with humor. We’re talking with Leslie about her life and how she manages to give even the bad stuff a light touch.

Leslie is a 2015 Society of Newspaper Columnists award winner. She’s an international syndicated columnist with Senior Wire News Service and a frequent contributor to WHYY and CityWide Stories.  She freelances for The Philadelphia Inquirer, ZestNow, and Boomercafe, as well as blogs for HuffPost. Her book, Rats, Mice, and Other Things You Can’t Take to the Bank, is available on Amazon and where other fine books are sold. Leslie currently lives smack dab between Philadelphia and New York City with husband Marty, dogs Maggie, Hazel, and Ginger, a collection of fish, said husband’s cockatoo who she’s been trying to roast for dinner for the last 33 years, and a few occasional uninvited guests. You may follow her blog and read previously published essays at: LeslieGoesBoom.com.

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Kristen Edens on Friday Happy Hour

Kristen Edens on Friday Happy HourKristen Reed Edens was like a lot of people during the financial meltdown of 2009. Fate stepped and changed her fate – affecting her career, her finances, and her marriage. But, you know the saying, you can’t keep a good woman down. Kris story is as inspirational as it is practice. If you’re thinking about a reinvention or a new/next chapter, you’ll like Kris’ story.

Kristen Edens, is a personal finance and business expert helping those over 50 manage the new midlife. Find out more about Kris at www.kristhescribbler.com  and on her Grandparents-in-Business FB pagehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1696495883927556/

Here are the two links Annmarie & Kris talked about: Second Act Super Powers and Building Your Second Act

NEWS!! The 2018 Girlfriend Gala preparations are in full swing! Here’s what you need to know, and where you can register: 2018 Girlfriend Gala

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STILL: Are You Getting It?

Still. I used to think of it as an innocuous word. Sometimes peaceful, like, “In the still of the night I can hear the song of nightingales.” Sometimes it can be even sweet: “Even after twenty years I’m still in love with my spouse.”
Recently, however, I’ve been thinking “still” is an evil word.
I first noticed the wickedness of “still” a couple years ago when I read Gloria Steinem’s most recent book, My Life on the Road. In it, the eighty-four year old feminist icon said the thing that shocked her so much about aging was the word “still.” Steinem explained that, in the normal course of writing and speaking, she noticed that people started asking “are you still doing that?”
At first, Steinem thought it was odd that people would ask if she was “still” doing the work that she’s done most of her life. Then she realized the question was age-related. The question was more like, “why are you doing that now…at your age.”
When I read it, I thought it was curious. But I didn’t relate. So getting “stilled” was about Gloria. Not me.
However, a few months ago I was looking around for a new car, one with a manual transmission. Yes, I know. Nobody drives them anymore. Except, apparently, just me and a few thousand other people in the US (it’s different overseas).
I learned to drive on an automatic, but once I got the hang of driving stick, I found it way more fun…and never bought an automatic again. However, there are very few car makers who offer a manual transmission, so it’s slim pickings. I complained.
At first friends just said, “you should just buy an automatic.”  Boring…
Then after I bought my new, fully-loaded Mazda six-speed. That’s when some of them – too many, in fact – used the “S” word: “are you still driving a stick shift?”
At first, like Gloria, it surprised me. After all, if I always buy a car with a manual transmission, why wouldn’t I get that kind of car?
It reminded me of the day my sister-in-law expressed her shock that my mother, then in her late seventies, was still wearing high heels. “I don’t even wear them anymore,” she exclaimed. But my mom always wore heels…and did until she was in her mid-eighties.
When it was her time to stop wearing them, she did. When it was her time. Then she started wearing flats. When it’s time for me to drive an automatic, I will. Until then, I’ll STILL drive stick shift.
See how “still” sensitive I’ve become? And it’s Gloria’s fault.
What about you? Is there anything YOU aren’t doing because someone is still-ing you?
OK…if it’s your kid asking you why you still wear those granny panties you bought at Wal-mart, she’s right. 😉
However, if your kids are asking why you still want to work, still want to start your own business, still want to get your degree – or an advanced degree, still want to do so much volunteer work… remind them you’re still the mother and it’s your life and your business and to butt out.
Or try some guilt (that’s my Italian showing). Like…tell them you would have done it sooner if you hadn’t been raising them.
And if that doesn’t work, tell them two words. You know the two I’m talking about…
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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
Watch Gayle’s free media tips video
Want to join me, Jenn Frederick, Theresa Hummel Krallinger and The Girlfreinds at the Girlfriend Gala this year? We’d love to have you! Discount ends on May 22: Register Here
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Cathy Sikorski on Friday Happy Hour

Happy Hour friend, Cathy Sikorski is back this week to talk caregiving, women in midlife, and more. Cathy will also be giving us some tips right from her newest book, Who Moved My Teeth,. And, while our conversation always has some jazz and sparkle, Cathy always brings a little spice. Join us this week for some Happy Hour fun!

Here’s the article I talked about: Barbara Bush and Me
Want to join the party with me and the other Girlfriends this year? We’re still in early discount mode, so get your tickets now: Girlfriend Gala
Here’s info about the bridal fair: Wed Local
Here’s a flyer for Cathy Sikorski is doing near Reading:
 
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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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Partners: 4 "Avoid at All Costs" Behaviors

The Five Year Marriage™ by Annmarie Kelly Book Cover ArtHere’s the 4 traits to “Avoid at All Costs” List I promised during my interview with Shaman Anumani. Paying attention to them could be a little painful now but will save you a world of hurt down the road!
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