RadioWrap-Up.9.29.17: Ovarian Cancer

September is ovarian cancer awareness month and Jean Shipos knows all about ovarian cancer. She’s a two-time ovarian cancer survivor who is still undergoing treatments after 20 years. She’s coming to the Friday Happy Hour to talk about signs and symptoms and about getting through that awful disease. Jean is also the Executive Director of a grassroots organization, called, the “Teal Tea Foundation”, which focuses on raising money for ovarian cancer research and awareness. In its 11 year history, the Foundation has donated over $150,000 to research and $150,000 to awareness efforts. Jean is also a past Victorious Woman honoree. BTW: Jean is always looking for volunteers to help with the annual Teal Tea Foundation’s fund raisers. You can learn more about the Teal Tea Foundation and reach Jean at https://www.tealtea.org/ Here’s a link to the Ovarian Cancer Foundation
Here’s Jean’s Victorious Woman article: JeanShipos.April09
I talked with you about a book, The Gift of Fear,  that I think is great for you and for your daughters and granddaughters – and the guys too. The cover says it could save your life…and I believe it could!! Check it out:

Interested in overcoming your fear of speaking in public? Here are two links, one for Victory Chicks who are local to West Chester PA and another for those of you who are someplace else in the world (so you can find a club local to you)

Chester County Toastmasters

Toastmasters International

Join me on October 12 for the Pyramid Club Author Event when I talking about the Five-Year Marriage™. You still have time to get them at the discounted rate of $12: Meet the Authors

My strength did not come from lifting weights.
My strength came from lifting myself back up
after I was knocked down.

Annmarie is “live” every Friday, from 3-4pm EST.
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You won’t want to miss Happy Hour with Annmarie Kelly …and you don’t have to!

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Happy Hour with Eileen Rockefeller

EileenRockefellerEver wonder what it’s like to be a Rockefeller?

If you’re thinking that all that money makes life easy, you might be wrong. According to Eileen Rockefeller, while the money is good to have, it doesn’t smooth over a lack of confidence, self-esteem, or self-worth.
Join me for an interesting Friday Happy Hour conversation with Eileen Rockefeller as we discuss the “becoming myself” part of her new book, Growing Up Rockefeller, Becoming Myself. You might be surprised that you could have more in common with Eileen Rockefeller than you might expect!
Listen in on Friday, 3-4pm, live and local at 1520AM or live and online at www.WCHE1520.com

Just Married!

WeddingFormal.WebWe waited until almost the last minute. Though it was early September and we had an intention and the celebrant, we had no place to go.
Among the places we called was the world-renowned Longwood Gardens. They were clear from the first moment: they don’t allow weddings – even one as tiny as ours. There was also the Newman Center, West Chester University’s Catholic center for the students. Father Nordeman was receptive and very gracious. He said he could marry us after the daily 4:30pm mass. However, that meant Pattie Painter, whose victory through multiple cancers is chronicled in Victorious Woman!, couldn’t do it. In the years since Victorious Woman was published, we’ve become friends, so Joseph and I really wanted Pattie to perform our ceremony.
Then, on the Thursday before our special day, Joseph called the Tyler Arboretum in Media PA. They couldn’t have been more welcoming. They told Joseph we could have our ceremony anywhere on the grounds.DSCN0326
On Friday, I let Pattie know we were still on for September 24. She said she’d write our ceremony and asked if we wanted some special poems. I wanted the Apache Wedding Blessing and Blessings for a Marriage by James Dillet Freeman. We’ve used both of those at each of our weddings, so both are very special to us. We also chose the poem, Love by Roy Croft. It was Pattie’s suggestion but it sent chills up my spine because I first read that poem when I was a teenager. In those often-lonely days, I would read it often, telling myself that it was just the way I wanted love to feel. Who knew, so many years later, it would be just that…how I felt at my 6th wedding. Another tribute to the power of visioning!
Later that night we started making invitation calls. Joseph called his twin, Tom. I talked to my cousin Maryann and asked if she and spouse, Richard, would join us; both of them are special to me and to Joseph. Joseph also called his friend, Pat, the widow of Danny, Joseph’s best man at our first wedding. Danny died suddenly, of a heart attack, shortly after his 50th birthday. Joseph still misses Danny and it was important to include Pat, whom he knew as long as he knew Danny.
AnnmarieDuringWEdding.webWe knew our invitation was so last minute and was on a workday afternoon, that everyone might not be able to make it. But happily, Maryann, Richard and Pat were able to be part of our special day. It was pretty small group, but we love the people who were there and they love us. And that’s what we wanted – a day filled with love.
On Saturday morning I spent about an hour online looking for a dress. I only looked at places that had brick and mortar stores in my area. I wanted something in a purple and found a lace dress I liked at Dress Barn. I called a local store and a really helpful woman said she’d look. When she got back on the phone, she was upbeat. “Yes, we just got that dress in and we have your size. Do you want me to put it on hold?” It was a happy moment – the dress I wanted, in my size, in a store near the Tyler Arboretum. A plan was coming together.
Next I called Maryann who agreed to join us to help us pick out a spot at the Arboretum. She lives around the corner from the gardens and has spent a lot of time there. I knew she’d have a good idea for the right spot. A shower and some breakfast later, Joseph and I were on our way.
First stop was Dress Barn. I tried on the dress and wasn’t sure it fit right. I tried on a few others, but they didn’t do the trick. So I tried the first dress on again and went looking for the saleswoman. As I did, I passed a customer who looked me up and down and said, “Ooooh, that looks beautiful!” OK, I was feeling a little better. I went back to the dressing room and looked again. I saw another saleswoman and asked her if she thought the dress fit right. She asked what I was wearing underneath. “Bra and panties,” I answered. She was shocked when she said, “No Spanx…no nothing?” She assured me that, once I put some foundations in place, the dress would fit beautifully. She was right.
PattieTalkingToJoseph.webThen we picked up Maryann and went to Tyler Arboretum. Maryann was a great guide and took us to different sections of the garden so we could think about how private it would be, how it would look for pictures, etc. The sun was shining everywhere and the setting was so peaceful. After about an hour we found the perfect place for us. It was a little cubby spot, full of greenery, on the side of one of the buildings.
On the way home, Joseph and I stopped at Il Granaio, our favorite local Italian restaurant. We wanted to make sure we reserve just the right table for our “wedding reception.” We scored exactly the table we wanted!
We had just one last stop, to Charming Charlies, in search of “just the right accessories” for my dress. The good thing about Joseph is that he doesn’t just hang out in a corner being annoyed, he asked what I wanted (something that sparkled in the sunlight); he helped me find it.
When we got home, I had an email from Pattie. She’d written a beautiful ceremony. It included everything we wanted. She suggested that two of our guests do two of the readings. We loved the idea!
JosephDuringWedding.WebWhen Tuesday came, I left home early for some beautifying. On my way home, I stopped at Lorgus, our local florist. I talked to Mary and asked her if she had a boutonniere for Joseph and then slide in the request for a small bouquet for me. “When do you need it,” Mary asked, never expecting I would answer, “this afternoon.” I was thoroughly prepared for Mary to be annoyed and tell me I was crazy. She didn’t (though she did sort of roll her eyes). What Mary did was took me around to the refrigerators and asked what I liked for color and style. I paid and left. A few hours later, Joseph picked the flowers and, when I saw them, I couldn’t believe how perfectly Mary put together the just right bouquet for me.
It was mid-afternoon when we got to the arboretum. The sun was shining brightly and the weather was crisp and clear – a perfect fall day. When we got to the spot Joseph and I had chosen, and because I’m so used to be the speaker/workshop leader, I felt suddenly “lost” for what to do and had a moment of panic. Of course, I didn’t need to worry. With just a few words, Pattie took charge and got everything in place. Immediately I felt myself relaxing into her most capable hands.
WeddingHands.WebWhile Joseph and I looked at each other, Pattie celebrated our love and commitment with the words she’d written. Maryann did a reading and so did Pat. Richard took pictures and so did Pattie’s spouse, Tom. Joseph and I wrote our own vows and said them. I surprised myself when I got choked up while reading mine to Joseph. The commitment two people make is always so intimate. I find that the longer Joseph and I are together, the more meaningful our commitments to each other are. I also think we are more and more grateful to be together, and grateful that we still choose each other.
Then, before we knew it, Joseph and I were married!
We popped open a bottle of bubbly, had a toast, and took pictures. Then we all headed to Il Granaio. Being with people who are so special to us made it a blessed event. The wine and scotch added to the sparkle. Richard knows the owner pretty well through business so we got some extra-special treatment.
All of a WeddingGroup.Websudden, that fast, our wedding day was over. When we got home, we opened some gifts and cards and heard a precious email from our friend, Sue, who was traveling in California…and thought enough to call and leave a warm message.
Wedding #6 has some very special memories with special people. But the most special of all is that Joseph and I chose each other…once again.

Last Chance to see Kelly speak at Great Dames on April 22

Annmarie Kelly Speaks At Great Dames Event“Savvy Sizzle: Designing the Life of Your Dreams”

Is your life SAVVY or sappy?
Does your life SIZZLE with Satisfaction or feel like it’s wilting away, day by day?
Author and Victory Coach Annmarie Kelly will show you:

  • The four MUST-KNOW lifestyles that either support or sabotage your success.
  • Six MUST-HAVE victory skills
  • The power your values have to make your life either savvy or sappy
  • How to take your first POWER STEPS toward your next victory

at “The Great Dames Delaware Series” on April 22, 2013.
Event Flier | Event Registration
Tickets:
$35 or $60 for the pair of remaining events
5:30 to 7:00pm
Pizza By Elizabeths
Location: 3801 Kennett, Pike, Greenville
Register Today!

Annmarie Kelly speaks at the Great Dames Delaware Series on April 22

Annmarie Kelly Speaks At Great Dames Event“Savvy Sizzle: Designing the Life of Your Dreams”

Is your life SAVVY or sappy?
Does your life SIZZLE with Satisfaction or feel like it’s wilting away, day by day?
Author and Victory Coach Annmarie Kelly will show you:

  • The four MUST-KNOW lifestyles that either support or sabotage your success.
  • Six MUST-HAVE victory skills
  • The power your values have to make your life either savvy or sappy
  • How to take your first POWER STEPS toward your next victory

at “The Great Dames Delaware Series” on April 22, 2013.
Event Flier | Event Registration
Tickets:
$35 or $60 for the pair of remaining events
5:30 to 7:00pm
Pizza By Elizabeths
Location: 3801 Kennett, Pike, Greenville
Register Today!

Marianne Williamson and Influence

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Marianne Williamson

 

Last Chance to register for Annmarie Kelly's speech at the WWB on March 21st!

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Flipping the Switch: From Pressure to Power
Change and stress are inevitable any time and anywhere. But in today’s economy, you have to do business with less and still juggle your personal responsibilities. The combination seems like a never-ending challenge that can wreak havoc on your health, work & relationships. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Once you understand where your control lies in any situation, you can put yourself back in the driver’s seat of your life. You won’t eliminate stress but you can reduce it significantly, no matter what is happening around you.
Hear Annmarie at this great venue and be inspired to reach your next VICTORY!
Date: March 21st, 2013
Location: University & Whist Club, Wilmington, DE
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Cost: Member Rate: $35.00, Guest Rate: $45.00
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Annmarie speaks to Wilmington Women in Business on March 21

Flipping the Switch: From Pressure to Power
Change and stress are inevitable any time and anywhere. But in today’s economy, you have to do business with less and still juggle your personal responsibilities. The combination seems like a never-ending challenge that can wreak havoc on your health, work & relationships. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Once you understand where your control lies in any situation, you can put yourself back in the driver’s seat of your life. You won’t eliminate stress but you can reduce it significantly, no matter what is happening around you.
Hear Annmarie at this great venue and be inspired to reach your next VICTORY!
Date: March 21st, 2013
Location: University & Whist Club, Wilmington, DE
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Cost: Member Rate: $35.00, Guest Rate: $45.00
Register now!

Annmarie speaks to Wilmington Women in Business on March 21

Flipping the Switch: From Pressure to Power
Change and stress are inevitable any time and anywhere. But in today’s economy, you have to do business with less and still juggle your personal responsibilities. The combination seems like a never-ending challenge that can wreak havoc on your health, work & relationships. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Once you understand where your control lies in any situation, you can put yourself back in the driver’s seat of your life. You won’t eliminate stress but you can reduce it significantly, no matter what is happening around you.
Hear Annmarie at this great venue and be inspired to reach your next VICTORY!
Date: March 21st, 2013
Location: University & Whist Club, Wilmington, DE
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Cost: Member Rate: $35.00, Guest Rate: $45.00
Register now!

The Book Connection interviews Annmarie Kelly

Victorious Woman Shaping Lifes Challenges into Personal VictoriesWant to know what Annmarie Kelly thinks is the most important thing readers can learn from reading her first book, Victorious Woman! Shaping Life’s Challenges into Personal Victories? The Book Connection did too. They wanted to know that also things like what inspired Annmarie Kelly to write the book as well as how Victorious Woman is compares to other books in its genre? So they asked. Find out what Annmarie said at The Book Connection >