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NEW TWE Radio: Changemaker Maggie Doyne On Her Groundbreaking Nepali School

Maggie Doyne – Founder of BlinkNow in Surkhet, Nepali

Maggie Doyne – Founder of BlinkNow in Surkhet, Nepali

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Stacey just did a BRAND NEW interview for The Women’s Eye Radio with Maggie Doyne, founder of BlinkNow in Surkhet, Nepal and the 2015 CNN Hero of the Year.

We wanted to find out about Maggie’s new activities since we last chatted with her for our book 20 WOMEN CHANGEMAKERS about her groundbreaking children’s home and school in the Kopila Valley. Currently Maggie has 53 children and many more people in her extended family there.

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Maggie Doyne

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Maggie was in Los Angeles speaking at the Yellow Conference, a unique gathering for women who want to make an impact and work for something bigger than themselves.

And that Maggie did! Traveling to the poverty-stricken valleys of Nepal ten years ago at age 19, she saw a huge need for education, nutrition, shelter and love for the orphans living in this destitute area.

As she approaches the upcoming 10th anniversary of her non-profit BlinkNow in December, she talks to Stacey about what BlinkNow has accomplished, how they keep growing and expanding and the exciting adventures ahead for them.

Her personal news surprised us! You’ll find out all about it when you hear her talk about her life as “chief executive mom” and new book and documentary.

As Maggie says, “In the blink of an eye, we can all make a difference.” Enjoy this chat. She has terrific advice on how you, too, can make a difference.

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New TWE Radio: Bestselling Author Jane Heller On Her Caregiver’s Survival Guide

Jane Heller – New York Times Bestselling Author

Jane Heller – New York Times Bestselling Author

Jane Heller – New York Times Bestselling Author

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Don’t miss the BRAND NEW talk on The Women’s Eye Radio as Stacey Gualandi chats with New York Times bestsellng author Jane Heller about her invaluable book on caregiving,  You’d Better Not Die or I’ll Kill You–A Caregiver’s Survival Guide to Keeping You in Good Health and Good Spirits.

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Jane Heller

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“You’d Better Not Die or I’ll Kill You”

Stacey catches up with Jane, one of our featured 20 WOMEN CHANGEMAKERS, to give us an update on her caregiving journey and mission to help people who find themselves caring for a loved one and needing advice.

Jane decided to write this unique survival guide when she was faced with her chronically ill spouse’s ongoing medical condition and saw how little information was available.

She calls the ever-increasing need for support a “silver tsunami.” Her book continues to be a bible for people confronting the challenges, stresses and strain of caregiving for loved ones.

20 Women Changemakers Book | Jane Heller | The Women's Eye Magazine & Radio ShowWriting this book was a big departure for Jane, who is the author of 16 novels of romantic comedy including her most recent one Three Blonde Mice. She continues to lecture on healthcare and urges readers to feel free to contact her at janeheller.com if they need advice or have questions.

To read more about Jane, you can find her story in our book on Amazon.

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Brand New TWE Radio: Award-Winning Photographer Paola Gianturco

Paola Gianturco – Wonder Girls: Changing Our World

Paola Gianturco – Wonder Girls: Changing Our World

Wonder Girls: Changing Our World

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Don’t miss the BRAND NEW interview on The Women’s Eye Radio as Stacey Gualandi chats with award-winning documentary-photographer Paola Gianturco about her newest book, Wonder Girls: Changing Our World.

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Paola Gianturco and Alex Sangster

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Paola talks about how she and her 11-year-old granddaughter Alex Sangster collaborated to highlight the work of fifteen girl-led nonprofit groups in thirteen countries. These girls, ages 10-18, are transforming the world in amazing ways with their imagination and courage.

Paola is one of our featured 20 WOMEN CHANGEMAKERS. She has been shining the light on the life-changing work of girls and women around the world through her books  In Her Hands, Women Who Light the Dark and Grandmother Power. 

Her latest book, Wonder Girls, (available for pre-sale) will be published on Oct. 10, 2017, the day before International Day of the Girl Child.

Her photographs will be exhibited from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30 at the World Affairs Council in San Francisco. Check them out if you are in the area. Thanks for listening!

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PERSON OF THE WEEK: POP Pilates Star Cassey Ho On Expanding Her Fitness Empire

Cassie Ho and Stacey Gualandi

By Stacey Gualandi (@StaceyGualandi)/July 17, 2016
Twitter Cassey Ho: @blogilates

On a recent Saturday morning, I joined hundreds of other workout enthusiasts inside the 24 Hour Fitness Summerlin studio in Las Vegas to take a newly launched POP Pilates class with Cassey Ho.

I must say, it was shocking to see so many queue up and wait so patiently, just to be taught by Cassey herself. Well, I soon realized that I’ve been living under a yoga mat, because until that day, I was not familiar with Cassey Ho and her “POP army” of devoted POPsters!

“When you want something, it may not always be easy, but it will be worth it when you get there.” –Cassey Ho

When she finally arrived, there was an enormous cheer. That is, of course, because Cassey is the YouTube fitness star behind Blogilates, “the #1 female fitness channel with over 300 million video views and 3 million subscribers.” This class was special though because we were getting her LIVE, so she jokingly reminded us: “You won’t be able to put me on PAUSE!”

Cassey also created POP Pilates – an intense mat-based Pilates workout set to Top 40 hit songs – while a former instructor for 24 Hour Fitness. Now, she has partnered with the fitness chain to make her POP Pilates the official Pilates format for all their gyms throughout the U.S.

POP Pilates Total Body Sculpt Workout/Blogilates video

Cassey was all set to practice medicine, having earned a degree in Biology, but her passion was always fitness and fashion design. She endured dead-end jobs, and parents who thought she might be wasting her time on “fitness,” but she kept going.

It wasn’t until 2009 when she posted a workout video on YouTube – meant for only 40 of her students to see – that she realized her destiny. That one video gave way to thousands, and since then, she has written a best-seller, Cassie Ho’s Hot Body Year Round, and become a full-fledged entrepreneur by designing her own line of activewear and products.

At the end of class, I realized why she has millions of followers. She is infectious, motivating and is truly passionate about helping everyone follow their dreams. I now know what I’ve been missing!! I also was a little sore…but it was a good sore!

Cassie Ho class/Las Vegas/Photo provided by Stacey Gualandi

Now that I’m officially a member of the POP army, I got the chance to – first, catch my breath – and then ask Cassey what motivates her, how she found fitness fame and what one exercise she hates to do.

EYE: Before and during college, did you have a plan for your future?  Did you envision the “Blogilates” and “POP Pilates” success that you have today?

CASSEY: I always knew I didn’t want to pursue my parents’ dreams of my becoming a lawyer or a doctor. My dream was to become a fashion designer. But that wasn’t acceptable, so I went to college to study biology.

My heart was missing. I honestly didn’t know what I was going to do or what my plan was, but I just knew I had to follow my passion for Pilates and design. I never envisioned Blogilates turning out the way it is today.

The World of Blogilates video

I just took a lot of scary risks, worked extremely hard and followed my heart. Today I’m able to share my passion with millions of people all over the world.

EYE: What sets you apart from other fitness instructors?  Did social media play a role?

CASSEY: I’m not your average fitness instructor. I’m not here just to tell you how to get in shape. I’m here to inspire you to live the life of your dreams while loving your body throughout the process. Social media plays a huge role.

Cassey Ho, founder of Blogilates/Photo provided by Stacey GualandiWithout YouTube, this never would have started. It’s how I communicate and stay close with my POPsters. It’s how I’m able to give free workouts to the world!

EYE: You have become a successful entrepreneur with your original Yoga bag line and Blogilates Designs. Did it come easily to you or did you learn as you go?  What one piece of advice do you give to other young women who want to become their own boss?

CASSEY: Being an entrepreneur is a lifelong journey. But the most important thing I’ve learned is that you don’t need a lot of money, a degree, or a whole team of people working for you.

As long as you have an idea that you’re passionate about, then you can make it happen.

EYE: What impact have you made on your fans and followers?  Is that what motivates you?

CASSEY: I’ve helped people not only transform their bodies, but also transform their lives and inspired millions to follow their dreams. It’s 100% what motivates me to continue doing what I do and provide the best for my followers.

EYE: You’ve written openly on social media about your own body image, being bullied and “chubby” as a child, striving for perfection, and developing an eating disorder.  Why do you think you fell victim to that mindset?  What feedback have you received from talking about something so personal?

CASSEY: I think my eating disorder and unhealthy obsession with exercise was partly caused by my ambition to work hard and achieve big. When I do something, I want to do it 100% and give it my all. I was far too obsessed with eating clean and my weight, that it became really unhealthy.

“I decided to talk publicly about it because I know many young girls go through the same experience. I wanted to let them know that it’s something that they can overcome.”

The feedback I received was amazing. At first, I really didn’t know how people would react, but everyone was so supportive and they even shared their own personal struggles with eating disorders.

EYE: What one thing has surprised you most about yourself?

CASSEY: Hmm, I don’t know if I really surprise myself very much, because everything I strive for comes from hard work, dedication, and a good heart. But I can tell you that the people I meet along the way surprise me.

Let’s just say that as the business grows, it becomes harder and harder to trust people’s intentions and sometimes I have to learn the hard way.

EYE: What is your personal message?  How has it evolved?

CASSEY: To find what you’re passionate about and use that to help people.

EYE: What is your proudest moment?  Do you feel like you are making a difference?

CASSEY: The moment I found out that POP Pilates was becoming a group fitness format at 24 Hour Fitness, my life changed. I never imagined that my twist on Pilates would turn into a class that people can go and take!

And the fact that people can now become POP certified instructors – ah, it’s just amazing and blows my mind every single day!

Cassey Ho/Pilates instructor, owner of Blogiates/Photo provided by Stacey Gualandi

EYE: Is there one quote – either your own or someone else’s – that represents who are you and what you’re about?

CASSEY: I love the quote “difficult roads lead to beautiful destinations.” This goes for everything in life. When you want something, it may not always be easy, but it will be worth it when you get there.

And it’s so much more satisfying when you know it was a difficult path, but you got through it anyways.

EYE: Is there one exercise that Cassey Ho DOESN’T like to do?

CASSEY: I really don’t like running on treadmills. I’d much rather do cardio using my own body weight and without using machines.

EYE: What is your plan for world fitness domination?   (You’re so close!)

CASSEY: Connecting more and more POPsters together offline!

EYE: Thanks, Cassey! As a lifetime member of 24 Hour Fitness, I WILL become a POPster. Congratulations, again!

Photos provided by Stacey Gualandi

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Encore TWE Podcasts: June 11, 12 2016

Missed our show? Listen below to our encore TWE Podcasts from our “Mindfulness” show on The Women’s Eye Radio as host Stacey Gualandi interviews:

Vanessa Loder & Lisa Abramson

Entrepreneurs Vanessa Loder and Lisa Abramson and their 30-Day Meditation Challenge to help people achieve success with ease.

Kelly McGonigal

Psychologist Kelly McGonigal, author of The Upside of Stress, who says stress can make you stronger, smarter and happier if you understand and embrace it.

 

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Encore TWE Radio: June 11, 12 2016

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You won’t want to miss the encore edition of “The Women’s Eye Radio Show with Stacey Gualandi” this weekend. We are all about “Mindfulness” with:

Entrepreneurs Vanessa Loder and Lisa Abramson and their 30-Day Meditation Challenge to help people achieve success with ease.

Also on the program, psychologist Kelly McGonigal, author of The Upside of Stress, who says stress can make you stronger, smarter and happier if you understand and embrace it.

Vanessa Loder and Lisa Abramson

Kelly McGonigal

 

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PERSON OF THE DAY: Author Kristi Ling’s 3-Step Plan To Being Happy

 

Kristy Ling, author Operation Happiness/Photo: Wally Hawkins

Kristi Ling

By Stacey Gualandi/April 21, 2016
Photos: Wally Hawkins

TWITTER: @kristiling

When I sat down to read Operation Happiness: The 3-Step Plan to Creating a Life of Lasting Joy, Abundant Energy, and Radical Bliss, it made me happy. And it was not because it promotes the “11 Habits of Happy People,” or that it comes with a “happiness tool kit.”

This part memoir/part self-help book made me happy because my friend Kristi Ling wrote it. I’ve known Kristi for many years. She was always a bubbly, positive, glass half-full kind of gal, but I never realized during that time, she was also on a mission: to help others find true happiness that had eluded her for years.

“I never gave up. When you’re on a path to giving and sharing whatever it is you have to share with the world, the doors will open.”  Kristi Ling

Over the past decade, Kristi endured a devastating divorce, a soul-sucking corporate position and, most frightening of all, a rare illness that left her unable to use her left shoulder, arm or hand for over a year. But instead of wallowing in self-pity, she got to work.

Kristi poured over happiness research, scientific brain studies and other books on “how to be happy” full-time. Four years ago, she was “heartbroken and thought her life was over.” She says now of those difficult and painful years, “It was a means to get to where I am today along with everything else I’ve been through in my life.”


Kristi’s Book Trailer

This is her first book and after its release last month, she was overwhelmed by the positive response from “old and new friends and many, many, many people she never met before.” She says she invested countless hours into getting her message out.  [Read more…]

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TWE Radio Encore: April 9, 10 2016

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Don’t miss the special Spring Encore of The Women’s Eye Radio Show with Stacey Gualandi this weekend. It’s our “Believe in Yourself Show” with:

Kathy Kaehler, celebrity trainer and author of Fit and Sexy for Life. She’ll give tips on looking and feeling your best at any age.

Joining her on the program is Angela Davis, former world class track and field star turned motivational coach, who talks about visualizing goals and how to change from within.

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Kathy Kaehler

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Angela Davis

 

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