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TWE PODCAST: Catherine Anaya with World Cup Soccer Champ Jessica McDonald and Money Planner Catherine Scrivano

Catherine Anaya and Jessica McDonald

Catherine Anaya and Jessica McDonald

By Catherine Anaya/December 4, 2019

Don’t miss a BRAND NEW episode of The Women’s Eye podcast with Catherine Anaya as I talk with 2019 FIFA Women’s National Soccer Team World Cup champion Jessica McDonald.

Jessica McDonald on Sports IllustratedJessica talks about growing up in an athletic family and how sports helped her cope with a difficult childhood. She tells me about the moment she knew she had fallen in love with soccer.

She also talks about her road to playing professional soccer which included a knee injury that nearly derailed her career and becoming a single mother.

Jessica describes the unforgettable moment she found out she was heading to France for the 2019 World Cup – the only mom on the team – and how winning has become about more than just soccer for Jessica and her teammates.

Jessica celebrating with son Jeremiah after World Cup victory

Jessica celebrating with son Jeremiah after World Cup victory

Plus, find out what Jessica plans to do next and how she hopes her story will inspire others, including her 7-year-old son, Jeremiah.

Also in this episode, I am joined by Catherine Scrivano, a regular contributor to The Women’s Eye podcast. Catherine is President of CASCO Financial Group in Phoenix, Arizona. She founded her business to help people create the financial strength necessary for achieving their dreams and Building Money Power.

Catherine Scrivano and Catherine Anaya

Catherine Scrivano and Catherine Anaya

Catherine talks about the pros and cons of life insurance and what to consider before purchasing a policy.

For more information about Jessica McDonald, check out:

Soccer website: Jessica McDonald
Instagram: @jmac1422
Facebook: Jessica McDonald
Twitter: J_mac1422

For more information about Catherine Scrivano, check out:

CASCO Financial website
Instagram: @catherinescrivano
Facebook: @catherinescrivano / @cascofinancialgroup
Twitter: @cascofinancial

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TWE PODCAST: Catherine Anaya with Dr. Morgan Francis On Mental Wellness and Catherine Scrivano on Money Scams

Dr. Morgan Francis with TWE host Catherine Anaya

Dr. Morgan Francis with TWE host Catherine Anaya

By Catherine Anaya/November 13, 2019

Don’t miss a BRAND NEW episode of The Women’s Eye podcast with Catherine Anaya as I talk with Dr. Morgan Francis. Dr. Francis is a licensed professional counselor with a doctoral degree in clinical psychology.

Dr. Morgan Francis

Dr. Morgan Francis

She specializes in the treatment of, among other things, mental health, body image and eating disorders, and self-empowerment.

Dr. Francis talks about her passion for getting more adults and teens to talk about these issues and how you can apply her approaches to mental health wellness and learn to love yourself, not only your own life but the lives of those around you.

Plus, she’ll talk about her BYE BYE BODY BLAME online classes and how they provide practical ways to help you build self-empowerment and self-love.

Also in this episode, I talk to Catherine Scrivano, a regular contributor to The Women’s Eye podcast.

Catherine Scrivano

Catherine Scrivano

Catherine is President of CASCO Financial Group in Phoenix, Arizona. She founded her business to help people create the financial strength necessary for achieving their dreams and Building Money Power.

She’ll talk about financial abuse or scams, who is the most vulnerable and how to reduce your risk of such abuse.

For more information about Dr. Morgan Francis, check out:

Website:  scottsdalepremiercounseling.com
Instagram: @drmorganfrancis
Facebook: @drmorganfrancis

For Catherine Scrivano, check out:

Website: www.cascofinancial.com
Instagram: @catherinescrivano
Facebook: @catherinescrivano / @cascofinancialgroup
Twitter: @cascofinancial

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TWE PODCAST: Catherine Anaya and Teen Singer-Songwriter Evie Clair On Making Music That Inspires

Evie Clair and Catherine Anaya at CoHoots Coworking

Evie Clair and Catherine Anaya at CoHoots Coworking recording

By Catherine Anaya/October 30, 2019

Don’t miss a BRAND NEW episode of The Women’s Eye Podcast with Catherine Anaya as I talk with 15-year-old singer-songwriter, Evie Clair. You know Evie from America’s Got Talent, Season 12, where she advanced to the finals and wowed millions of viewers with a stunning performance dedicated to her father who had passed away just days before.

Evie tells me about how that experience has changed her life and how she balances being a teenager with a worldwide fan-following while continuing to make music and perform across the country.

Plus, Evie is also a motivational speaker who travels the country talking to youth about dealing with grief. She tells me how she’s able to connect with others her age and how she plans to one day use her music to inspire differently abled children and adults.

Evie Clair at the piano

Evie at the piano

Evie also chats about her songwriting process, her music inspiration and she gives us a sample of her new single.

Evie Clair singing at Arizona Diamondbacks pregame

Evie singing at Arizona Diamondbacks pregame

This is an episode of The Women’s Eye podcast you don’t want to miss.

For more information about Evie, check out:

Website: evieclair.com

Instagram: @evieclair

Facebook: @evieclair

Twitter: @Evieclair

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Evie Clair

TWE PODCAST: Catherine Anaya Talks Self-Confident Kids with Karen Shell and Money Protection with Catherine Scrivano

Catherine Anaya, Karen Shell,and Catherine Scrivano

Catherine Anaya, Karen Shell,and Catherine Scrivano

By Catherine Anaya/October 9, 2019

Don’t miss a BRAND NEW episode of The Women’s Eye podcast with Catherine Anaya as I talk with Karen Shell. She is the founder and executive director of Kids in Focus, a nonprofit organization that gives at-risk youth a camera, a mentor and new lens on life with skills that foster self-confidence and empowerment.

Karen started mentoring at-risk children in the early 1990’s. For 20 years, she worked with kids and their families in various volunteer and mentoring roles. Her passion stemmed from her own childhood experiences that were similar to the children she served.

Karen Shell with Kids in Focus/Photo: Scott Hays

Karen Shell with Kids in Focus/Photo: Scott Hays

I talk with Karen about the difference she noticed in the children she worked with and how she believes her whole life has been about preparing her to create Kids in Focus.

Karen at Kids in Focus photo event/Phoenix

Plus, Karen will share how Kids in Focus is poised for explosive growth and how you can help.

Also in this episode, you’ll meet a regular contributor to The Women’s Eye podcast, Catherine Scrivano.

Catherine Scrivano and host Catherine

Catherine Scrivano and host Catherine

Catherine is President of CASCO Financial Group in Phoenix, Arizona. She founded her business to help people create the financial strength necessary for achieving their dreams and Building Money Power.

In this episode she talks about the importance of having a personal document locator (below) and why it should be shared with loved ones who may need to settle your affairs someday.

Personal Document Locator from Catherine Scrivano

Plus, Catherine and her CASCO Financial Group is kindly providing that document to you, for free! Thanks, Catherine!

Click HERE to download it now.

For more information about Karen and Kids in Focus, check out:

Website: http://kidsinfocus.org
Instagram: @kidsinfocus
Facebook: @KidsNFocus
Twitter: @kidsinfocusphx

Kayden,  Kids in Focus | Karen Shell

Kayden,  Kids in Focus

Michelle, Kids in Focus | Karen Shell

Michelle, Kids in Focus

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TWE RADIO: New Talk Show Host Mel Robbins On Curing Anxiety and Conquering TV

Mel Robbins

Mel Robbins

Stacey Gualandi

Stacey Gualandi

By Stacey Gualandi/Sept. 12, 2019

Whatever you do, DON’T miss a BRAND NEW episode of The Women’s Eye podcast! Stacey Gualandi interviews Mel Robbins, the author, motivational speaker and – starting September 16th – host of her first daytime TV talk show, The Mel Robbins Show!

Mel Robbins’ international bestseller The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work and Confidence with Everyday Courage is a certified self-publishing sensation.

Her Tedx talk How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over below has surpassed 20 million views.

And her personal appearances have not only motivated millions but also made her one of the most sought-after speakers in the country.

Mel Robbins and Stacey, MORE Convention. 2011

Mel Robbins and Stacey, MORE Convention. 2011

Side-note: I first met Mel Robbins in 2011 while covering the More Reinvention Convention for TWE. Since then, I’ve always wanted to interview her.

Three months ago, I picked up her 5 Second Rule after dealing with some health issues, and then out-of-the-blue, I got to interview her!

But Robbins says it’s not a crazy coincidence: “It’s meant to be. People show up in your life when you’re ready to hear it.”

Robbin’s knows-of-what-she-speaks.

The married mother of three and former criminal lawyer-turned-entrepreneur admits her life is a mess-to-success story. “I’m not an expert. I’m a life-tested survivor,” she says. “I’m good at getting out of jams.”

Robbins says she hit rock bottom almost 11 years ago. She was unemployed, facing bankruptcy and suffered from debilitating anxiety. “I wasn’t good at liking myself.” But one day she decided on a new approach to getting up in the morning.

“I counted out loud 5-4-3-2-1 and then sat up,” says Robbins. “That was the moment that changed my life. It is the power of a decision; you are literally one decision from a totally different life.”

Now life is taking her in a totally new direction: daytime television. Robbins conquered the airwaves with a popular radio show and worked as a CNN contributor, but admits TV is a whole new animal.

While she jokes she doesn’t know how to do a talk show, Robbins says success will come by “being myself and making an impact.”

Tune in to our chat to learn how Robbins cures anxiety; what is a “mindset/reset”; why she dedicates herself to helping others (“I know what it feels like to feel alone, isolated and start to lose hope. I don’t want anyone to feel that way”); and what she expects from her new talk show.

“I hope it is a daily destination for empowering, actionable advice and perspective change that you can put into your own life that helps you take control,” says Robbins.

“I want you to identify patterns that no longer work for you and replace them. That’s when life changes.”

The Mel Robbins Show debuts Monday, September 16th! For more information, go to www.melrobbins.com and check your local listings.

Social Media

@melrobbins – Facebook

@melrobbins – Twitter

@melrobbins – Instagram

www.melrobbins.com/tv/

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TWE PODCAST: Catherine Anaya Talks Empowering Women with Mesha Davis and Love and Money with Catherine Scrivano

Catherine Scrivano, Catherine Anaya, and Mesha Davis at CoHoots, Az

Catherine Scrivano, Catherine Anaya, and Mesha Davis at CoHoots, Az

By Catherine Anaya/September 4, 2019

Don’t miss a BRAND NEW episode of The Women’s Eye podcast with Catherine Anaya as I talk with Mesha Davis, CEO of the Arizona Foundation for Women, a nonprofit that serves as a key resource with a long history of effectively advocating on behalf of women.

I attended their 2019 Awards Luncheon and was impressed by their inclusion and celebration of men who support and advocate for women.

Mesha Davis

Mesha Davis

I talk with Mesha about why she believes men should be part of the solution when it comes to an equitable and just future where women are safe, healthy and economically independent.

Mesha also tells me about her nearly 20 years of nonprofit work with advice for those wanting to get involved or start their own nonprofit.

Mesha Davis at a TeamUSA event

Mesha Davis at a TeamUSA event

Plus, she talks about her childhood and how two important women in her life – her grandmother and her mother – shaped the strong, independent woman she’s become.

Also on this TWE podcast, you’ll meet a regular contributor to The Women’s Eye, Catherine Scrivano.

Catherines Scrivano and Anaya

Catherines Scrivano and Anaya

Catherine is President of CASCO Financial Group in Phoenix, Arizona. She founded her business to help people create the financial strength necessary for achieving their dreams and building money power.

In this episode she talks about relationships and money and why couples fight more about money than anything else.

Plus, she offers practical advice for how they can begin discussing individual money styles and an approach to their finances as a team.

For more information about Mesha, check out:
https://www.azfw.org/
@azfoundationwomen– Instagram
@Arizonafoundationforwomen – Facebook
@SHEcounts – Twitter

For Catherine Scrivano:

CASCO Financial Group 
catherine scrivano
@CatherineScrivano – Facebook

 

TWE PODCAST: Catherine Anaya Talks Breaking Barriers with Julie Giese and Money Planning with Catherine Scrivano

Catherine Scrivano, Julie Giese, and Catherine Anaya

Catherine Scrivano, Julie Giese, and Catherine Anaya

By Catherine Anaya/August 29, 2019

Don’t miss a BRAND NEW episode of The Women’s Eye podcast with Catherine Anaya as I talk with Julie Giese, President of International Speedway Corporation’s ISM Raceway.

Julie oversees promotion and operation of the newly renovated motorsport track in Avondale, Arizona, just outside Phoenix.

She is the only woman president of any of the thirteen ISC tracks which include the Daytona International Speedway and the Watkins Glen International.

I heard Julie speak at a reception in her honor shortly after she was promoted to ISM Raceway President in the fall of 2018. I was very impressed with her career and passion for mentoring women.

Julie Giese at Can-Am 500

Julie Giese at Can-Am 500

Julie shares with me how she grew up a racing fan on a dairy farm in Wisconsin and how she worked her way into and up the ladder of the motorsports industry.

She is the force behind the design and project management of ISM Raceway’s recent $178 million dollar renovation.

Julie talks about the challenges she faced in both areas. Julie also recognizes her role as a changemaker and offers some important perspective on why mentoring other women is so important to her and the advice she likes to share.

Plus, you’ll learn why her visits back home still include chores on the farm.

Catherines Scrivano Anaya recording podcast at CoHoots, Phoenix, Az.

Catherines Scrivano Anaya recording podcast at CoHoots, Phoenix, Az.

Also in this TWE podcast, you’ll meet a new, regular contributor to The Women’s Eye podcast, Catherine Scrivano.

Catherine is President of CASCO Financial Group in Phoenix, Arizona. She founded her business to help people create the financial strength necessary for achieving their dreams and Building Money Power.

In this episode, Catherine talks about saving versus investing, the difference between the two and some simple ways to begin saving money now.

As Catherine says, “You don’t have to be wealthy to be wise.”  And as far as investing, she advises to start yesterday!

For more information about ISM Raceway, check out:

www.ismraceway.com
@ismraceway – Instagram
@ismraceway – Facebook
@ismraceway – Twitter

For Catherine Scrivano:

CASCO Financial Group website
@CatherineScrivano -Facebook
CASCO Financial – Twitter
Catherine Scrivano – Linked In

TWE PODCAST: Host Catherine Anaya Talks PTSD with Pat Bondurant and Money Freedom with Catherine Scrivano

Catherine Anaya, Pat Bondurant and Catherine Scrivano

Catherine Anaya, Pat Bondurant and Catherine Scrivano

Don’t miss a BRAND NEW episode of The Women’s Eye podcast with Catherine Anaya as I talk with Pat Bondurant, respected philanthropist, PTSD awareness advocate and former CEO/President of the Bondurant Racing School in Chandler, Arizona.

I’ve known Pat for several years through various charity circles and was intrigued not only by her interest in creating PTSD awareness but her nearly decade-long marriage to champion race car driver Bob Bondurant.

Pat and husband Bob Bondurant

Pat and husband Bob Bondurant

Pat shares the fun story of how she and Bob met at an automobile auction in Scottsdale, Arizona and how her daughter encouraged her to give the racing legend a chance.

Bob and Pat Bondurant

Bob and Pat Bondurant

Many people are familiar with Pat’s philanthropic work raising millions of dollars on behalf of hundreds of different charities.

But she’s also had successful careers as a draft/engineer for the first Space Shuttle and as a lead architect designer for the Tomahawk Cruise Missile Facility.

She talks about how she thrived in what were considered male-dominated industries and her advice for young women entering STEM-related fields.

Plus, Pat will talk about her passion for creating PTSD awareness, how you can get involved and how the Birdwell Foundation comes to the aid of people suffering from the disease.

Also in this episode, you’ll meet a new, regular contributor to The Women’s Eye podcast, Catherine Scrivano. Catherine is President of CASCO Financial Group in Phoenix, Arizona. She founded her business to help people create the financial strength necessary for achieving their dreams and Building Money Power.

Catherine Scrivano and Catherine Anaya

Catherine Scrivano and Catherine

Catherine talks about three reasons why she believes it’s now more important than ever for women to claim their money power…

Plus, you’ll hear how financial freedom can change a woman’s life.

For more information about The Birdwell Foundation, check out:
www.birdwellfoundation.org
@birdwellfndn – Facebook

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TWE PODCAST: Catherine Anaya Talks Healthy Mindset with Felicia Romero and Money Power with Catherine Scrivano

Felicia Romero, Catherine Anaya, Catherine Scrivano for TWE

Catherine Anaya (c) with Felicia Romero (l) and Catherine Scrivano (r)

By Catherine Anaya, July 24, 2019

Don’t miss a BRAND NEW episode of The Women’s Eye Podcast with Catherine Anaya as I talk with Felicia Romero – fitness coach, speaker, 8-time fitness cover model and host of the Diet Dropout Podcast.

I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing Felicia on television about fitness and nutrition but this is the first time we’ve had the chance to have an in-depth conversation of our mutual struggles with bulimia and body dysmorphic disorder.

Felicia Romero, fitness coach, speaker, 9 time fitness cover model, host of The Diet Dropout Podcast

Fitness coach Felicia Romero

Felicia talks about her relationship with food and her body and how her attitude shifted when she became a professional fitness competitor. The scale and the gym began to control her life, leading to health setbacks that served as a wake-up call for her.

Today Felicia is at her healthiest from the inside out. She talks about how she developed a healthier attitude toward food, fitness, her body and her mental health.

She also provides some tips for navigating potential triggers on social media and how we as parents can raise our children to develop healthy relationships with food, their bodies and their overall health.

Plus, you’ll learn how Felicia is inspiring others with her authentic posts on social media, her online coaching and her own podcast, the Diet Dropout.

Catherine Scrivano Catherine Anaya for The Women's Eye

Catherine Scrivano and Catherine Anaya recording podcast

Also in this episode, you’ll meet a new, regular contributor to The Women’s Eye Podcast, Catherine Scrivano. Catherine is President of CASCO Financial Group in Phoenix, Arizona.

She founded her business to help people create the financial strength necessary for achieving their dreams and Building Money Power as we call her segment.

She shares how being raised by a single mother helped shape her passion for teaching women how to create their own financial empowerment…plus, her thoughts on why people fear money; how you can begin to achieve financial security; and why she believes you don’t have to be wealthy to be wise.

For more information about Felicia, check out:

www.feliciaromero.com
@feliciaromero – Instagram
@feliciaromeroonline – Facebook
@feliciaromero – Twitter

For more information about Catherine, check out:

www.cascofinancial.com
@catherinescrivano – LinkedIn
@catherinescrivano / @cascofinancialgroup – Facebook
@cascofinancial – Twitter

TWE RADIO: Bestselling Author Lisa See On the Remarkable Sea Women of Jeju Island

Lisa See and Yun Mija, one of the haenyeo (sea women) of Jeju Island, South Korea, /Photo: Courtesy Lisa See

Lisa See and Yun Mija, one of the sea women of Jeju Island, South Korea /Photo: Courtesy Lisa See

By Stacey Gualandi/May 30, 2019

Don’t miss my BRAND NEW interview on The Women’s Eye with New York Times bestselling author Lisa See. Her newest novel The Island of Sea Women has already been honored as an “Indie Next pick” by Independent booksellers, and Barnes & Noble chose the novel for its nationwide March 2019 Book Club.

See is currently on a very busy national tour promoting The Island of Sea Women, the story of a lifelong relationship between two best girlfriends set against the real-life backdrop of the little-known free-diving women of South Korea’s Jeju Island.

Book Cover of Lisa See's new book, Island of Sea Women of Jeju IslandSee’s eleventh book is a close examination of the female bond and forgiveness on a personal level. She says the theme of forgiveness truly “permeates the entire book.”

“I have been so touched on this tour by how far people have come to hear me,” says See.

“I think it’s because I am writing about women in a way … that people can really connect their own lives to these fictional characters. They think about, ‘What would I do in that situation?’”

Lisa See has been a good friend to The Women’s Eye since 2011 when she first joined me to talk about for her #1 novel Dreams of Joy. More recently, she was kind enough to write a quote for the cover of our book 20 Women Changemakers.

Needless to say, it was our pleasure to have See back to talk about her latest work of historical fiction.

Lisa on her trip to visit the sea women, Jeju Island/Photo Courtesy: Lisa See

Lisa on her trip to visit the sea women, Jeju Island/Photo Courtesy: Lisa See

See says she spent eight years writing and doing extensive research for this historical novel. She even visited the island and witnessed first-hand the elderly women who are still diving to harvest seaweed – all while holding their breath for up to three minutes at a time.

“I wanted to capture it while I still could,” says See of the hundreds-of-years-long tradition that could die out in 15 years.

Be sure to listen to our interview to find out why See prefers fiction (“there is an emotional connection that I don’t get with non-fiction”), why she writes the book’s last line first, and how many years she has been working on her next book (26!). Then read The Island of Sea Women! (And yes, she still types using only three fingers!)

Lisa with TWE's Pam Burke at Poisoned Pen Bookstore, March, 2019

Lisa with TWE’s Pam Burke at Poisoned Pen Bookstore, March, 2019

To learn more about Lisa See, Jeju Island and the remarkable history of the sea women, click here: www.lisasee.com.

TWITTER: lisa_see

FACEBOOK: lisaseebooks

INSTAGRAM: lisasee_writer/

TWE RADIO: DOUGHP Founder Kelsey Witherow On Her “Legit Cookie Dough” Biz

Kelsey Witherow, founder DOUGHP and Stacey Gualandi TWE Host/Photo Courtesy Kelsey Witherow

Kelsey Witherow and TWE host Stacey Gualandi

By Stacey Gualandi/April 29, 2019
Photos: Stacey Gualandi

Be sure to tune in to my BRAND NEW interview on The Women’s Eye Radio with guest Kelsey Witherow, the “fearless leader” of DOUGHP, a “legit cookie dough” business!

Kelsey Witherew's DOUGHP Cookie Dough Shop/Photo: Courtesy Kelsey Witherow

New DOUGHP Dessert Shop in Las Vegas

In 2015, Witherow got sober, left a career in high-tech product marketing, and followed her passion for baking.

She opened her first store with “edible, bakeable, and ridiculously tasty cookie dough” on San Francisco’s PIER 39, then a kiosk at the Giants’ Oracle Park, and just recently branched out to the Miracle Mile shops inside Planet Hollywood.

It was at the opening of her Las Vegas Strip location that I first met Witherow and became instantly taken with her story.

Her relationship with alcohol she says, “was unhealthy … and I wanted to be the best version of myself, all the time.”

Now, this “cookie mom-ster” (as I affectionately call her) is taking cookie dough to the next level. In 2018, DOUGHP was voted a “Best Dessert” title in San Francisco so, you might say, she is rolling in the (cookie) dough! I’m very proud to say I’m an official DOUGHP “spoonlicker!”

To make the world a little sweeter, DOUGHP is also on a mission to recognize and donate to non-profits who support mental health and substance abuse issues.

And Witherow has more good news to share: On May 5th, she will be featured on the 10th season of ABC’s Shark Tank. She made the cut after some 40,000 budding entrepreneurs tried out for the popular reality show. Don’t miss her debut and find out if the five host titans of industry took a bite out of DOUGHP.

DOUGHP Dessert Shop owned by Kelsey Witherow/Photo Courtesy Kelsey Witherow

YUMMY!

Not only has Witherow found success, but she also found herself, and now she’s too legit to quit.

WEBSITE: www.eatdoughp.com

FACEBOOK: @eatdoughp

TWITTER: @eatdoughp

INSTA: @eatdoughp

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TWE RADIO: Author Kimberly Friedmutter On Tapping Into Your Subconscious Power

Kimberly Friedmutter, author Subconscious Power, with TWE Host Stacey Gualandi/PHoto: Courtesy Kimberly Friedmutter

Kimberly Friedmutter and TWE Host Stacey Gualandi

By Stacey Gualandi/April 18, 2019

A BRAND NEW interview on The Women’s Eye Radio as Stacey Gualandi interviews Kimberly Friedmutter, the author of the just released Subconscious Power: Use Your Inner Mind to Create the Life You’ve Always Wanted.

Kimberly Friedmutter book/Photo provided by Kimberly Friedmutter

Friedmutter has helped everyone from powerful CEOs to celebrities by simply tapping into their subconscious.

“That’s where all of your primal gusto comes from, your gut, your intuition, your instincts,” she says. Essentially, it’s like “zoning out to really zone in.”

But now she is paving the way for all of us to achieve positive, lasting change, through her new book.

You can apply a form of self-hypnosis to access the  inner mind, she says, and by doing that you can achieve your highest goals.

I first met Friedmutter in Las Vegas last year as she was working on Subconscious Power. She says her “6 Principles” to unlocking your mind and “hypnotic hacks” – or self -hypnosis exercises – helped her personally overcome obstacles and find clarity.

I thought (subconsciously) it would be great to share her guidance so we might all have the opportunity to start living our best life.

Friedmutter began a modeling career at 14. She later became an actress and TV personality; and after a long-running radio talk show in Los Angeles, she earned the nickname “Mystic in Cowboy Boots.”

Kimberly Friedmutter, author, Brad her husband, and Stacey Gualandi, TWE host/Photo: Courtesy Kimberly Friedmutter

Kimberly, her husband Brad, and Stacey at the Power of Love event in Las Vegas/2018

Now, as a board-certified master hypnotist, therapist and life management expert, her life’s work is devoted to bringing people back into balance. “Everything you need to create the life of your dreams is within you,” says the first-time author.

“My book will teach you how to make choices that are positive and affirming. With a little help, you can unlock the magic you already possess.”

In the words of Friedmutter: “Expect the exceptional.”

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Social Media:

TWITTER/INSTA: @kimfriedmutter

WEBSITE: www.kimberlyfriedmutter.com

FACEBOOK: @kimberlyfriedmutterauthor

 

TWE RADIO: Voice Actor and Entrepreneur Melissa Moats On Practicing Life Every Day

Don’t miss our BRAND NEW interview on The Women’s Eye! On this episode, we feature a chat with voice actor, entrepreneur and fellow podcast host Melissa Moats!

TWE RADIO: Voice Actor and Entrepreneur Melissa Moats On Practicing Life Every Day

TWE host Stacey Gualandi and voiceover coach Melissa Moats/Photo Courtesy Stacey Gualandi

Stacey Gualandi and Melissa Moats at Adrenaline Studios, Las Vegas

By Stacey Gualandi/April 4, 2019

Don’t miss our BRAND NEW interview on The Women’s Eye! On this episode, we feature a chat with voice actor, entrepreneur and fellow podcast host Melissa Moats!

Check out our video version later on in the post.

Melissa’s optimistic tone and organic happiness helped her battle cancer – twice – and has made for a successful voiceover career, even earning her the self-proclaimed title “Happiest Person on Earth.”

Melissa Moats, voiceover coach/Photo Courtesy Melissa MoatsYou will likely recognize Melissa’s voice from one of the thousands of commercials she has done over the past 18 years, including Best Western, Pandora Radio, and Ashley Furniture, to name but a few.

From bras to cars to furniture, she says, “You name it, I love to sell it.”

She took her love of voiceover and started teaching beginners in her living room, which became so popular she had to move to a bigger house, or open her own business.

So two years ago she launched the Las Vegas-based The Voice Actors Studio, and that is where I first met Melissa.

I have officially embarked on a voice acting “side career,” thanks to my mentor, teacher, and now friend, and I want everyone to hear, not only Melissa’s voice, but also her advice on practicing life every day in a grateful way.

“It’s hard to be in a negative mindset if you are in a grateful mindset,” she says.

And that positive, inspiring attitude toward life is taking Melissa on yet a new adventure. She just launched a video program called “The Womanpreneur Podcast” with her co-host Amanda McCune. Together, they will focus on empowering women in business and living life authentically.

Amanda McCune and Melissa Moats/Photo Courtesy Melissa Moats

Amanda McCune and Melissa Moats

Be sure to tune in to find out Melissa’s method of manifesting, why watching other people thrive is so rewarding, how to find your happy and so much more!

And check out our TWE videocast of this podcast! We want you to be a fly on the wall during our recording session at Adrenaline Studios in Las Vegas.  Enjoy!

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TWITTER, INSTA: @melissamoatsvo

WEBSITE: thevoiceactorsstudio.com

WEBSITE: ladyluckvoiceovers.com

FACEBOOK: @thevoiceactorsstudio

INSTA: @womanpreneurpod

WEBSITE: https://thewomanpreneurpodcast.com/

iTUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-womanpreneur-podcast/id1457938757

YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-60c329TC7hpePtnv5deUQ

 

TWE RADIO: Trailblazer Sheila Ronning On Gender Equality in the Boardroom

Sheila Ronning, CEO Women in the Boardroom/Photo Courtesy of Sheila Ronning

Sheila Ronning, CEO/Founder Women in the Boardroom

By Stacey Gualandi/March 25, 2019

In honor of Women’s History Month, don’t miss my Brand New interview on The Women’s Eye Radio with Sheila Ronning, the founder and CEO of Women in the Boardroom. With more and more women working their way up in companies nationwide, we wanted to hear Sheila’s advice on just how to make it to the boardroom.

Ronning is a sought-after speaker, as well as a networking and leadership expert. Seventeen years ago, as a PR executive who created successful networking events, she set out to increase the number of women getting the proverbial equal seat at the corporate table and that’s when Women in the Boardroom was born.

Women in the Boardroom logo/Photo Courtesy Sheila Ronning

To this day, the organization has successfully bridged the gender gap in the boardroom through “providing senior-level executive women with the tools, knowledge and connections for corporate board service.”

Ronning wants women to “show up, stand up and speak up,” and rather than focusing on the current negative gender statistics, she wants women to just “get off your butt and do the work.”

During our chat, we discuss why there is still gender parity, how to network and create the perfect “elevator pitch,” what are the steps to get in the seat, when to pursue corporate boards, and how to stand up to the resistance.

You will quickly see why Sheila Ronning is a trailblazer in working toward gender equality. “This isn’t a supply issue, it’s a demand issue,” she says.

And one last reminder from Sheila: “It’s never too early to start your path to sitting at the table!”

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TWITTER: @RonningSheila @boardroomwomen

FACEBOOK: @womenintheboardroom

LINKED IN: @Sheila Ronning

WEBSITE: www.womenintheboardroom.com

TWE RADIO: Filmmaker Kamala Lopez On the Movement to Ratify the E.R.A.

Stacey Gualandi chats with with Kamala Lopez, the award-winning actress, activist and director of the documentary Equal Means Equal. I think you will enjoy this fascinating “Her-story” lesson!

TWE RADIO: Filmmaker Kamala Lopez On the Movement to Ratify the E.R.A.

Kamala Lopez, actress, political activist and director Equal Means Equal/Photo Courtesy Kamala Lopez

Kamala Lopez

By Stacey Gualandi/March 1, 2019

Don’t miss a BRAND NEW interview on The Women’s Eye Radio with Kamala Lopez, the award-winning actress, activist and director of the documentary Equal Means Equal. I think you will enjoy this fascinating “Her-story” lesson!

In her 2016 film, Lopez tackled gender discrimination, legalizing equality and the mission long underway to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. The film received Best U.S. Documentary (Audience Award) at Michael Moore’s TCF Festival and was a New York Times Critics’ Pick.

Equal Rights Amendment logo provided by Kamala Lopez, director of "Equal Means Equal"She also just received the inaugural YaleWomen Impact Award for Excellence, which she will accept at the National Press Club in March. It is described as an “unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today” and likely an early rallying cry for the current – and very timely –  E.R.A. ratification “movement.”

Many Americans don’t realize that the Equal Rights Amendment needs ONLY one more state to be ratified to the Constitution. (Myself included!) That’s right. Equal rights regardless of sex is still not in the Constitution. Congress passed the E.R.A in 1972, but it needs 38 states to be ratified.

So here we are, 57 years later, and women still don’t have equal rights under the law. Currently, intense efforts are focused on Arizona and North Carolina among others, having failed recently in Virginia; but as I write this, there is legislative and political push-back.

Lopez says she too was one of the 96% of Americans who thought we were already equal. “It really astonished me. How can we move forward if our foundation is quicksand?”  That is what motivated her to put this issue on a parallel track with her acting/producing career even though “people thought I was nuts!”

Lopez says, “The reality is [the E.R.A.] influences everything. It is the DNA of our country … if we don’t dig down and fix it, we’re never going to address these issues [of inequality] in a systemic, institutional way.”

Lopez hopes the attention on this high stakes ratification process will bring renewed interest in her documentary. Initially, she believes it didn’t get a lot of traction due to an “information vacuum” that she says continues to keep women from fully understanding how their rights are being “ripped off.”

Alice Paul's Woman's Party picketed the White House 1017/Photo: Library of CongressAlice Paul’s Women’s Party picketing the White House, 1917 (Library of Congress)

But her work is not done. Lopez says she is over halfway through Equal Means Equal The Sequel: This Time It’s Personal. She she says it will be completed when the E.R.A. IS ratified…this year! “The spirit of [women’s rights activist] Alice Paul will be proud. Women have waited way too long to be considered equal to men under our Constitution.”

If you would like more information about Equal Means Equal, host a screening party, or get involved in the E.R.A. movement, check out equalmeansequal.org.

From Kamala since the Virginia ruling, February 21, 2019:

“The fight is not over for E.R.A in 2019. There are strong movements in multiple other states and we WILL achieve equality for all Americans under law. Equal Means Equal will not rest until our Constitution reflects our principles and not those of 1787 when women were chattel.”

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Instagram: @equalmeansequal
Facebook: @equalmeansequalmovie
Twitter: @kamalalopez @equalmeansequal

TWE RADIO: Carole Brody Fleet On Loss, Widowhood and Taking Your Life Back

Stacey Gualandi chats with Carole Brody Fleet, widely credited as America’s go-to expert on grief recovery. She joins me in studio to talk about her latest book, Loss is a Four-Letter Word, a Bereavement Boot Camp For the Widowed, available now.

TWE RADIO: Carole Brody Fleet On Loss, Widowhood and Taking Your Life Back

Carole Brody Fleet, author, and Stacey Gualandi/Photo Courtesy of Stacey Gualandi | The Women's Eye Magazine and Radio Show

Carole Brody Fleet and TWE Host Stacey Gualandi

By Stacey Gualandi/February 6, 2019

Be sure to tune in to my BRAND NEW interview on The Women’s Eye Radio with Carole Brody Fleet, widely credited as America’s go-to expert on grief recovery. Carole joins me in the studio to talk about her latest book, Loss is a Four-Letter Word, a Bereavement Boot Camp For the Widowed, available now.

Carole Brody Fleet's book "Loss is a Four Letter Word"/Photo: Courtesy Carole Brody Fleet | The Women's Eye Magazine and Radio ShowWhen Carole Brody Fleet lost her husband Mike to ALS, she was a young mother of a 9-year-old girl. Resources on how to navigate this unimaginable and frightening “widowhood journey” were hard to come by so she began writing.

She understood what it meant to feel alone and marginalized, and “wanted to be someone that people felt they could turn to.”

This award-winning author is not only a wonderful writer and tireless advocate for widows, she is also a long-time friend of mine and TWE. I first interviewed her nearly a decade ago after my dad passed away.

Her first book Widows Wear Stilettos was well-received within the widow community and beyond, and was a tremendous help to both me and my mom. Since then, she has been a frequent and welcome guest on the show, and she is my “hero!” (How’s that for a four-letter word?!)

Loss is a Four-Letter Word is the fourth in a series dealing with grief (including Happily EVEN After and When Bad Things Happen to Good Women).

In this book, readers have to ask themselves, “What what am I doing to facilitate my own healing?”

Fleet then guides them through actionable, reasonable baby steps which can help them start moving in a forward-focus (not “get over”), positive direction…to a place of peace. Says the motivational speaker: “I’m needed to be compassionate, but beyond that, what are we going to do to fix this? That’s my job.”

Through her boot-camp style lessons and end-of-chapter affirmations she calls EKITA (an acronym for “Extra Kick In The Ass”!), Fleet says she hopes those suffering through a challenging life-journey will gain a sense of empowerment.

Widows Wear Stilettos Book Cover | The Women's Eye Magazine and Radio ShowWhether you are dealing with the loss of a spouse, beloved pet, or even the end of a job, Fleet says it is an honor to be there for people at their most challenging moment and to offer hope and promise.

“There are … things that I never knew that widowhood had taught me, and I am grateful for that experience.”

If you are struggling with loss, and want to learn more about Carole Brody Fleet, please go to www.widowswearstilettos.com.

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Facebook: @carolebfleet
Instagram: @carolebrodyfleet

 

 

TWE RADIO: “Welcome Home” Host Treger Strasberg On Humbly Helping the Homeless

The Women’s Eye Radio host Stacey Gualandi talks with Treger Strasberg on The Women’s Eye Radio with Stacey Gualandi . Strasberg founded Humble Design, an organization that furnishes homes – and furnishes hope – to the needy. She is also the host of the CW’s new weekly show “Welcome Home!”

TWE RADIO: “Welcome Home” Host Treger Strasberg On Humbly Helping the Homeless

Treger Strasberg, host of "Welcome Home" with husband Rob/Photo Courtesy Treger Strasberg

Treger Strasberg and husband Rob from “Welcome Home”

By Stacey Gualandi/December, 2018

Be sure to tune in to a BRAND NEW interview with Treger Strasberg on The Women’s Eye Radio with Stacey Gualandi . Strasberg founded Humble Design, an organization that furnishes homes – and furnishes hope – to the needy. She is also the host of the CW’s new weekly show “Welcome Home.”

In the words of one of her employees, “Treger is a tornado,” and it’s easy to understand why. In just ten short years, she started a small Detroit-based operation that gathers donated, gently-used furniture for families transitioning out of homelessness; transformed 1200 homes; opened three other branches in Seattle, San Diego and Chicago; and together with her co-host and husband Rob, launched “Welcome Home,” based on Humble Design.

Strasberg has been a big supporter of The Women’s Eye almost since day one! She first joined me in 2012, then again in 2013, and now – five years later – we wanted to check back in with this social entrepreneur to see how she and the non-profit she built is doing!

TWE Radio host Stacey Gualandi talks to Treger Strasberg about her nonprofit Humble Design and how she has turned empathy into action for the homeless.

Treger Strasber, host of "Welcome Home," and husband Rob/Photo Courtesy of Treger Strasberg

Treger and husband Rob

Strasberg says she likes to leave a place a little better than how she found it – something I prefer to call “The Treger Effect.” Only one percent of those they have helped have gone back to homelessness.

She says her biggest impact is working one-on-one with the families. An admitted “chronic crier,” Strasberg says watching the mother’s suffering ease touches her heart, whether she likes it or not. And it is those moments that ultimately led to her tv show.

“We want to humanize the process,” she says proudly. “What brings me the most joy is sitting on the floor of a barren house, with no beds, no furniture…looking at a mom’s eyes and telling her tomorrow is going to be better,” says Strasberg. “That is my favorite moment and I get to do it over and over again.”

So many lives have been changed by Humble Design and Strasberg says it is her life’s passion (“I’ll be 95 and dragging dressers, ha!”) to help keep people in affordable houses.

During our interview, she shares why she found success, how she navigates through fear, and what is the best advice for turning empathy into action. (“Take baby steps”).

Thanks, Treger, for being part of the Women’s Eye family! Good luck with all you do to help others!

To get involved, go to www.humbledesign.org.

Check your local listings for “Welcome Home” on the CW, Saturdays and Sunday mornings. https://www.facebook.com/CWWelcomeHome/

TWITTER/INSTAGRAM: @humbledesign
TWITTER/INSTAGRAM: @smtreger
WEBSITE: www.humbledesign.org
FACEBOOK/TWITTER: @cwwelcomehome

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TWE RADIO: Adventurer Susan Purvis On Finding the Lost with Trusty Teammate Tasha

The Women’s Eye Radio host Stacey Gualandi talks with Susan Purvis, the author of Go Find: My Journey To Find the Lost – and Myself, about the bond we ALL share with (wo)man’s best friend. As the founder of Crested Butte Outdoors International, Susan Purvis is an expert wilderness medic and all-around adventure queen who became one of the top high-altitude search-and-rescue teams in Colorado – together with her trusty teammate Tasha, a beautiful black Labrador.

TWE RADIO: Adventurer Susan Purvis On Finding the Lost with Trusty Teammate Tasha

Susan Purvis, author GO FIND, with Tasha/Photo Courtesy Susan Purvis

Susan Purvis with beloved dog Tasha

By Stacey Gualandi/December 2018
Photos: Susan Purvis Collection

Don’t miss our BRAND NEW interview on The Women’s Eye Radio as Stacey Gualandi talks with Susan Purvis, the author of Go Find: My Journey To Find the Lost – and Myself, about the bond we ALL share with (wo)man’s best friend.

As the founder of Crested Butte Outdoors International, Susan Purvis is an expert wilderness medic and all-around adventure queen who became one of the top high-altitude search-and-rescue teams in Colorado – together with her trusty teammate Tasha, a beautiful black Labrador.

Go Find: My Journey to FInd the Lost--and Myself by Susan Purvis/Photo Courtesy Susan Purvis

Cover: Chris Ladoulis

I knew I’d love this book, and I could almost guarantee I would shed a few tears. I am a big dog lover (my license plate is “Muttmom” for goodness sake!) and my boss Pam Burke also is a dog devotee.

So it was quite touching to chat with Purvis from her home in Whitefish, Mont., the “creative haven” where she wrote about their personal journey to “go find” the lost.

An avalanche that took the life of a 6 year old inspired Purvis to adopt a 5-week-old puppy in 1995 and train her in avalanche, wilderness and water recovery. Purvis says it would become a relationship like none other.

“I know I’ll never bond with another being like I have with Tasha,” she writes in her first memoir.

Purvis shares dramatic stories of dozens of missions they led. Miraculously, some lives were saved, and sadly, many were lost forever.

As the founder of Crested Butte Outdoors International, Susan Purvis is an expert wilderness medic and all-around adventure queen who became one of the top high-altitude search-and-rescue teams in Colorado – together with her trusty teammate Tasha, a beautiful black Labrador.

While they were determined to help those who needed saving, Purvis says she made a discovery of her own along the way: she had lost herself. It was Tasha, she writes, who was “saving me from being buried in my own avalanche.”

Susan Purvis, author Go Find, at Javits Center NYC/Photo Courtesy Susan Purvis

Susan with friend at NY Book Expo America.  Javits Center, NYC

With unflinching honesty about fulfilling promises, accepting divorce, competing in a male-dominated profession (“I had to prove myself three times more than men”), and saying goodbye, Go Find shows how making a canine connection can help one “find passion, purpose and philanthropy.”

Purvis says this journey is one of her greatest achievements.

Looking for adventure, or want an inspiring book to gift travelers this holiday season? National Geographic has just selected Go Find as one of the best travel books to read now. Congratulations, Susan!

TWITTER: @susan_purvis

FB/INSTAGRAM: @susanpurvisauthor

WEBSITE: Susanpurvis.com

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Culinary Queen Elizabeth Blau On a (Lobster) Roll with New Savory Scrapbook

The Women’s Eye Radio host Stacey Gualandi talks to Culinary Queen Elizabeth Blau, about the recipes, cooking tips and personal stories found in her new cookbook, Honey Salt Food & Drink – A Culinary Scrapbook.

TWE RADIO: Culinary Queen Elizabeth Blau On a (Lobster) Roll with New Savory Scrapbook

Elizabeth Blau, restaurateur and Stacey Gualandi, TWE Host/Photo: Courtesy Stacey Gualandi

Stacey Gualandi and Restaurateur Elizabeth Blau share a “brookie”

By Stacey Gualandi/November, 2018
Honey Salt photos: Bill Milne

Don’t miss a BRAND NEW interview on The Women’s Eye Radio with Stacey Gualandi as I talk with acclaimed restaurateur Elizabeth Blau about the recipes, cooking tips and personal stories found in her new cookbook, Honey Salt Food & Drink – A Culinary Scrapbook.

As a Las Vegas resident who loves to make reservations, I have made Honey Salt a dining destination for me and my family.  So having Blau – fresh from a Canadian cranberry bog – chat with me in studio AND share an (in)famous “brookie” (combo brownie/cookie) for my birthday was a rare treat.

Elizabeth Blau restauranteur with husband/PHoto: Courtesy Elizabeth Blau

Elizabeth with husband Chef Kim Canteenwalla

With talent – and good taste buds – Elizabeth Blau is now the queen of cuisine in Las Vegas. Together with her husband and masterful Chef Kim Canteenwalla, the James Beard nominees have made their mark on and off the Strip, and more recently in Vancouver, with several world class restaurants.

But it was the opening of Honey Salt six years ago that sealed their epicurean empire. And now she and her husband are on a (lobster) roll with their first cookbook!

Elizabeth Blau's lobster roll from book Honey Salt/Photo: Courtesy Elizabeth Blau

Elizabeth’s warm lobster roll recipe from Honey Salt book

The idea first came out of her zest for cooking, scrapbooking and collecting other cookbooks (she has over a thousand!). It made sense to her, she says, “to lay out our photos, recipes and stories of our journey and the path to the restaurant opening of Honey Salt.”

Elizabeth Blau, discusses her success in the restaurant business and her new Savory Scrapbook, “Honey Salt”

For Blau, it’s about sharing special moments, reminiscing about adventures with friends all over the country, and preserving those for her young son Cole.

Elizabeth Blau in cranberry bog , restauranteur/Photo: Courtesy Elizabeth Blau

Elizabeth visiting bog in Vancouver where cranberries are harvested

Nowadays, there are numerous gifted female chefs and restaurateurs leveling the playing field in these male-dominated professions, but Elizabeth is certainly a standout. And not only has Blau paved her own successful path, but she has also become a role model for up-and-coming women hoping to follow in her foodie footsteps.

It’s Blau’s culinary kingdom, and we’re all just eating in it. You might even want to try making your own savory scrapbook! For more information about Elizabeth, check out:

www.elizabethblau.com.

www.honeysalt.com

@elizabethblau — facebook

@elizabethblau1 – twitter

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TWE RADIO: Writer Beth Howard On Life, Language and a “Hausfrau Honeymoon”

The Women’s Eye Radio host Stacey Gualandi talks to Author Beth Howard, about life, language, her book “Hausfrau Honeymoon”.

TWE RADIO: Writer Beth Howard On Life, Language and a “Hausfrau Honeymoon”

Stacey Gualandi, TWE Radio host with guest Beth Howard, Author of Hausfrau Honeymoon - Love, Language, and Other Misadventures in Germany

Stacey Gualandi, TWE Radio Host

Beth Howard, Author of Hausfrau Honeymoon - Love, Language, and Other Misadventures in Germany/Photo: Beth's selfie

Beth Howard, Author of Hausfrau Honeymoon

By Stacey Gualandi/October, 2018

Don’t miss our NEWEST episode of The Women’s Eye Radio with Stacey Gualandi and Beth Howard, the author of her third book, Hausfrau Honeymoon – Love, Language, and Other Misadventures in Germany.

AKA the “Pie Lady, Howard is no stranger to The Women’s Eye. She joined us on the air once before to talk about her last book, Ms. American Pie, which is full of recipes, stories and creative ideas on all-things-pie.

Beth Howard book/Photo: P. BurkeThe prolific writer, who once lived in the historic American Gothic house in Eldon, Iowa, now resides on an Iowa farm, and that’s just where I caught up with her to talk about her latest memoir.

The self-described adventurous free-spirit (“I’m not good at following rules.”) has worn many hats: Kenyan coffee company entrepreneur, pie stand owner, dotcom web producer, PR specialist, blogger and even a former “baker to the stars.”

And for four years in the 2000s, she was an out-of-her-element newlywed, living with her husband Marcus in Stuttgart, Germany.

In her signature “lively”style, Hausfrau Honeymoon could be considered an anti-love letter to Germany as Howard tackles the language barrier, chauvinism, and (lack of) car cupholders in her newly adopted home.

“Nothing against Germany, but it doesn’t fit my personality. It may be my rebellious nature,” says Howard.

Beth Howard i nfront of her Gothic House rental, Iowa/Photo Courtesy Beth Howard

Beth and her pups at the American Gothic House

Beth Howard, author of a “Hausfrau Honeymoon” discusses her book, love, life and language.

She shares the good, the bad and the ugly about Germany but admits living there “totally expanded my life experience. You don’t know how much time you have left so I always write with a sense of urgency, especially after a sudden loss.”

Howard wrote the book 12 years ago while struggling to adjust to her foreign surroundings and new marriage. Now, it is a prequel of sorts to her first book, Making Piece, about the sudden death of her husband, and how baking pies helped her cope with the horrible grief.

Howard says Hausfrau Honeymoon is about girl power and learning to take charge of your life, no matter the circumstances. Despite her first uneasy go-around in Germany, she says she’d definitely do it again. After all, it gave her a bookful of material and, as she says, “My life is so much richer for it.”

You can see evidence of Beth’s piemaking skills below. For more info, check out Beth’s website.

Beth Howard pies from a piemaking session

Delicious strawberry pies right out of Beth’s oven/2014

FACEBOOK: Find Beth on Facebook

TWITTER: @worldneedspie

WEBSITE: Beth’s Website
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TWE RADIO: TV Host Samantha Harris On Beating Cancer and Pursuing Your Healthiest Healthy!

The Women’s Eye Radio host Stacey Gualandi talks to TV host Samantha Harris, author of “Your Healthiest Healthy,” on how she took control and beat cancer.

TWE RADIO: TV Host Samantha Harris On Beating Cancer and Pursuing Your Healthiest Healthy!

Samantha Harris, TV Host and author of “Pursuing Your Healthiest Health” discusses how she beat cancer and took control of her life.

Stacey Gualandi, TWE Radio host with guest Samantha Harris, a TV Host and Author

Stacey Gualandi, TWE Radio Host

TV Host and Author Samantha Harris/Photo: Samantha's selfie

Samantha Harris, TV Host and Author

By Stacey Gualandi/October, 2018
Photos Courtesy Samantha Harris

Don’t miss a BRAND NEW episode of The Women’s Eye Radio with host Stacey Gualandi and television personality and award-winning journalist Samantha Harris, author of the new book Your Healthiest Healthy: 8 Easy Ways to Take Control, Help Prevent and Fight Cancer, and Live a Longer, Cleaner, Happier Life.

Samantha Harris book cover/Photo: “Author” is yet another title for this multi-hyphenate host-turned-health advocate. The Emmy winner is best known as the host of “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra” and “Dancing With the Stars.”

But Harris is also a public speaker, certified trainer and a cancer survivor and thriver – perhaps her most important role to date (besides mom to Jossie and Hilly!)! In 2014, Harris found a lump AFTER a mammogram all-clear, and was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Following a double mastectomy, Harris decided to “come out” publicly and so began her mission to take control of her disease, educate herself on her body IQ, and write a “crisis survival guide” for others, “one manageable step at a time.”

Harris and I met years ago while she was at “E!” and I was reporting for “Inside Edition.” When I heard about her cancer journey, I was shocked because she was the healthiest person I knew! Unfortunately, she was an exception to the rule. Now I want to share her personal cancer journey.

TV Host Samantha Harris/Photo: Courtesy Samantha HarrisIn this inspiring conversation, Harris – who is now cancer-free – talks about what to do if disease hijacks your life, how to do a “household hose-down” of toxins, and the importance of being your best health advocate.

Oh, and how she came to love avocados!!

Together Harris and her husband Michael created “Gotta Make Lemonade”, a community of people who share their personal stories to inspire others.

Check it out here!

Remember that October is #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth! 

FB/Insta: @samanthaharristv

Twitter: @samanthaharris

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TWE RADIO: Patient Advocate Katie Golden On Living a Fulfilled Life with Chronic Migraine and Pain

The Women’s Eye Radio host Stacey Gualandi talks to Katie Golden, professional patient advocate for people dealing with chronic migraine attacks on coping with the pain.

TWE RADIO: Patient Advocate Katie Golden On Living a Fulfilled Life with Chronic Migraines and Pain

Katie Golden’s personal mission – through her site Golden Graine – is to help those living with any type of ongoing pain “feel like they are heard, understood and supported.”

KatieGolden & Stacey Gualandi, TWE Taping, Las Vegas/Photo: Katie Golden

Patient advocate Katie Golden and Stacey Gualandi

By Stacey Gualandi/September 19, 2018
Photos: Katie Golden

In honor of September’s “Pain Awareness Month,” don’t miss a BRAND NEW episode of The Women’s Eye Radio with host Stacey Gualandi and “pain blogger” Katie Golden, a professional patient-turned-advocate for those dealing with chronic migraine attacks.

Her personal mission – through her site Golden Graine – is to help those living with any type of ongoing pain “feel like they are heard, understood and supported.” According to Katie’s research, there are roughly 40 million Americans with migraine: 1 in 10 men, and 1 in 4 women.

As someone who has periodic migraine attacks that can be debilitating, I want to know more about why I get them and how to deal when them when they do strike. I first met Golden when I moderated a Facebook Live event on Migraine for Patients Rising. Golden was one of the experts on the panel, so I was grateful to see her again and help spread her message of hope.

Katie Golden/Stacey Gualandi at TWE Podcast Taping, Las Vegas/Photo: Courtesy Stacey Gualandi

Katie and Stacey at Adrenaline Studios, Las Vegas

Golden’s journey began before her 30th birthday with episodic migraine. But seven years ago, the attacks never went away. She says she has developed coping mechanisms and can manage her daily condition, but admits, “I’m never without pain.”

While a “blissful” day for the interview, Golden says over the summer she went weeks not being able to get out of bed.

Katie Golden/pain advocate/Photo: Courtesy Katie Golden

Katie competing in her first 5K race for Miles for Migraine, 2016

Now, as an avid writer for many publications including www.migraine.com, and a spokesperson for the INvisible Project, U.S. Pain Foundation and C.H.A.M.P., Golden has become a voice for many who feel they are alone. Her goal is to change the stigma about chronic pain for good.

During the conversation, you’ll learn about what triggers migraine, the need for more affordable access to care, how to cope and living your best life.

Golden says, “YOUR ILLNESS IS INVISIBLE. YOU ARE NOT.” Hope you will listen in!

TWITTER: @GoldenGraine

FACEBOOK: Golden Graine

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TWE RADIO: CNN International Anchor Natalie Allen On the State of Journalism and Inspiring Women

The Women’s Eye Radio host Stacey Gualandi talks with Natalie Allen, the award-winning broadcast journalist for CNN International on the state of journalism and inspiring women.

TWE RADIO: CNN International Anchor Natalie Allen On the State of Journalism and Inspiring Women

Natalie Allen, a CNN International Anchor discusses living out her dream job reporting many of the world’s biggest news and environmental stories as an anchor for CNN, MSNBC, and The Weather Channel.

CNN International Anchor Natalie Allen/Photo: Elaine's selfie

Natalie Allen, CNN International Anchor

Stacey Gualandi, TWE Radio host with guest Natalie Allen, a CNN International Anchor/Photo: Selfie

Stacey Gualandi, TWE Radio Host

By Stacey Gualandi, August 24, 2018

Don’t miss a BRAND NEW episode of The Women’s Eye Radio with host Stacey Gualandi and my guest, Natalie Allen, the award-winning broadcast journalist for CNN International and host of the 12th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference on August 27th in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For over 25 years, Allen has been living out her dream job, reporting many of the world’s biggest news and environmental stories as an anchor for CNN, MSNBC, and The Weather Channel.

Natalie Allen at Women's Leadership Conference, Las Vegas/Photo Courtesy WLC | The Women's Eye Magazine and Radio ShowWhile she says she never intended to be on television, it was her perseverance and love of storytelling that kept her on the beat. She jokes, “On my deathbed, I’m going to say I just didn’t learn enough.”

As someone who has watched CNN since day one, I have always admired Allen’s career. She admits this is a difficult time to be in the media business with many journalists feeling “beat up,” but she explains how networks are keeping their integrity in check and conveying that through their reporting.

After shooting, writing, and producing a 3-part series of her own on child trafficking in 2011, Allen says what now “feeds her soul” is getting out in the real world with real people and doing stories herself.

Women's Leadership Conference Logo/Photo Courtesy WLC | The Women's Eye Magazine and Radio Show

What also feeds her soul is the opportunity to inspire other women. This year marks Allen’s fifth time as host for the Women’s Leadership Conference. It’s a chance to address a momentous year for women’s issues like #MeToo, pay equity and how to help women move ahead.

Be sure to tune as Allen gives advice to “Natalie wannabes,” describes overcoming insecurity and emphasizes the importance of a good eyeliner.

Stacy Escalante, pr for WLCLV, Natalie Allen CNNi, Stacey Gualandi, The Women's Eye/Photo Courtesy Stacey Gualandi

Stacey Escalante, Natalie Allen, Stacey Gualandi–The Women’s Leadership Conference/2018

TWITTER: Natalie Allen
TWITTER: Women’s Leadership Conference

#wlc2018
#TheTimeIsNow

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“The Woman’s Hour” Author Elaine Weiss On the Dramatic Battle for the Right to Vote

The Women’s Eye Radio host Stacey Gualandi talks with Elaine Weiss, author of “The Woman’s Hour” about the nail-biting fight to win the vote in 1920.

TWE RADIO: “The Woman’s Hour” Author Elaine Weiss On the Dramatic Battle for the Right to Vote

Elaine Weiss, author of “The Woman’s Hour” discusses the nail-biting fight to win the vote in 1920 and the ratification of the 19th amendment.

Elaine Weiss, author "The Woman's Hour"/Photo: Elaine's selfie

Elaine Weiss, author

Stacey Gualandi, TWE Radio host with "The Woman's Hour" by guest Elaine Weiss/Photo: Selfie

Stacey Gualandi, TWE Radio host

By Stacey Gualandi/August 2018

Don’t miss a BRAND NEW episode of The Women’s Eye Radio with host Stacey Gualandi and journalist Elaine Weiss, whose new book, The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight To Win The Vote, tackles – in painstaking detail – one of the most intense battles in American history.

The award-winning journalist’s retelling of the dramatic final six weeks in 1920 leading up to the ratification of the 19th Amendment – ultimately giving women the right to vote – has earned her acclaim, and great reviews.

The Woman's Hour by Elaine Weiss/Cover PhotoWhen Weiss began her research in 2013, she says she wasn’t aware that it took over 70 years of intrigue to bestow voting rights to women. By the time she turned in her manuscript three years later, she was taken by the parallels between what happened almost one hundred years ago, and the 2016 presidential election.

Also taken was former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton, who brought the book to her friend Oscar-winning film director Steven Spielberg. Breaking news! Spielberg’s Amblin TV optioned Weiss’s book and will be bringing this amazing  historical event to the small screen with Clinton as executive producer.

I was fascinated with the book because I, too, was unaware of the audacious activists – the “Suffs” and the “Antis” – who simultaneously fought over a woman’s right to vote. Unbelievably, it was so close that it came down to one state to pass it: Tennessee. It was a real-life nail biter.

Women suffragettes/Photo: Library of Congress

Protesting Congress’ failure to act on the federal suffrage amendment, the National Woman’s Party worked against President Wilson and Democrats in 1916 election./Photo: Library of Congress

During our conversation, Weiss said she hopes, deep down, The Woman’s Hour will make people understand just what it took to give women the vote; that it is a right and a privilege; and that having a voice is the bedrock principle of self-government. Now she will focus her efforts on engaging our youth…and encouraging everyone to vote!

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The Woman’s Party picketing the White House in early 1917. The picketers were called unpatriotic, and hundreds were arrested, imprisoned and mistreated. Photo: Library of Congress

 

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TWE RADIO: Authors Sharlee Jeter and Dr. Sampson Davis On Unleashing “the Stuff” Within Us

TWE Radio host Stacey Gualandi talks to authors Sharlee Jeter and Dr. Sampson Davis about “The Stuff,” their first book collaboration.

TWE RADIO: Sharlee Jeter and Dr. Sampson Davis On Unleashing “the Stuff” Within Us

The STUFF–Unlock Your Power To Overcome Challenges, Soar and Succeed by Sharlee Jeter and Dr. Sampson Davis

Sharlee Jeter and Dr. Sampson Davis, authors of "The Stuff"/Photo: Sam Maller

Dr. Sampson Davis and Sharlee Jeter/Photo: Sam Maller

By Stacey Gualandi/July, 2018

Don’t miss a BRAND NEW episode of The Women’s Eye Radio with Stacey Gualandi! Authors Sharlee Jeter and Dr. Sampson Davis talk about their first collaboration, The STUFF–Unlock Your Power To Overcome Challenges, Soar and Succeed.

Sharlee Jeter is the President of the Turn 2 Foundation, a non-profit formed by her brother, Yankee baseball legend Derek Jeter, that helps young people turn away from drugs and turn toward healthy lifestyles. Dr. Sampson Davis is the New York Times bestselling author, philanthropist, speaker and ER physician. Together, they have created The STUFF Movement to help us discover the hidden strengths within.

“The stuff” is an inner fortitude, and both authors know of what they speak. They’ve lived it. Jeter was diagnosed with cancer at 21 while attending college. Instead of giving up, she stayed in school and got treatment.

Fifteen years later, she is surviving and thriving. And Dr. Davis grew up in a crime-ridden New Jersey city, and faced time behind bars, yet went on to become a successful doctor and internationally-known motivational speaker and the founder of The Three Doctors Foundation. Oprah even dubbed him “the premiere role model of the world!”

"The Stuff" by Sharlee jeter and Dr. Sampson Davis/Cover provided by Gallery BooksThis interview couldn’t have come at a better time for me as I’ve been tackling several difficult issues with my family, dog and health, seemingly all at once. Both Jeter and Dr. Davis certainly offer pathways to answers on how not to give in to life’s nasty curve balls.

In the STUFF, Jeter and Dr. Davis take readers through 11 elements (i.e. “push limits,” “choose to hope,” “forge a motivation statement”) that will highlight how to overcome any obstacle. The authors say finding the Stuff can be learned, but it can’t be hurried…all you have to do is turn it on.

To find out more about The STUFF and how to unleash it, join the movement at www.thestuffmovement.com

Quote from cover of The Stuff by Sharlee jeter and Dr. Sampson Davis/Photo Courtesy Gallery Books

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TWE RADIO: Fashion Designer-Turned-Author Sigrid Olsen On Redesigning Her Life

Fashion Designer-Turned-Author Sigrid Olsen On Redesigning Her Life

My Life Redesigned: Embracing Change, Aging Gracefully, and Finding Magic in the Simple Things

Sigrid Olsen on her book My Life Redesigned: Embracing Change, Aging Gracefully, and Finding Magic in the Simple Things and her Inspiration Yoga Retreats

Sigrid Olsen, author My Life Redesigned/Photo: Courtesy Sigrid

Sigrid Olsen holding one of her creative designs

By Stacey Gualandi/June 29, 2018

Don’t miss a BRAND NEW interview with author Sigrid Olsen on The Women’s Eye Radio with Stacey Gualandi. Olsen talks about her one-time fashion empire, her Inspiration Yoga Retreats and her new memoir “My Life Redesigned: Embracing Change, Aging Gracefully, and Finding Magic in the Simple Things.”

Sigrid Olsen came to our attention thanks to Sue Podbielski, a TWE contributor, who had the opportunity to attend one of Olsen’s Inspiration Retreats recently in Tulum, Mexico. Podbielski says it was so life-changing, she wanted everyone to know about Sigrid!

Sigrid Olsen's book, My Life Redesigned/Photo Courtesy Sigrid OlsenOlsen is the nationally known woman behind the successful fashion design empire SIGRID OLSEN for nearly three decades. But after multiple life upheavals: the demise of her fashion line, a breast cancer diagnosis and the death of her husband, Olsen had to face midlife head-on. She wasn’t “forced into retirement,” says her good friend broadcaster Jane Pauley, but “forced into reinvention.”

Now, through her personal story, Olsen writes about reconnecting with a long dormant yoga practice and how she “lost herself in meditation until the layers of stress peeled away and she could breathe again.” Her book offers an 8-step happiness checklist, and “inspiration for anyone seeking to find … balance and beauty in the world.”

Sigrid Olsen, author My Life Redesigned, Embracing Change/Photo Courtesy Sigrid Olsen

To find out more about her book My Life Redesigned, her retreats and her new business Designs For Living, you can check out www.sigridolsen.com

Sigrid Olsen, author My Life Redesigned/Photo Courtesy Sigrid Olsen

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TWE RADIO: Ben’s Bells Founder Jeannette Maré Changes the World with Kindness and a Wind Chime

Jeannette Maré, Founder of Ben’s Bells.

Ben’s Bells, changing the world with kindness and a wind chime

Jeannette Maré, Founder of Ben’s Bells.

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Jeannette Maré, founder of Ben’s Bells

By Stacey Gualandi/May 17, 2018

Don’t miss a BRAND NEW interview on The Women’s Eye Radio as Stacey Gualandi catches up with Jeannette Maré, the founder of the Ben’s Bells Project in Tucson, Arizona.

In 2002, Jeannette’s Ben died suddenly before his third birthday. As a way to deal with her devastating grief, this teacher-by-trade began making clay wind chimes that contained bells and tiny messages of kindness. [Read More…]

TWE RADIO: Directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen On Their Groundbreaking Movie “RBG”

Betsy West and Julie Cohen, Directors of RBG/Photo: Myles Pettengill, Courtesy Magnolia Pictures

Filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen/Photo: Myles Pettengill, Courtesy Magnolia Pictures

UPDATE 1/22/19: RBG Reacts to Oscar Nomination for ‘RBG’

By Stacey Gualandi/May 10, 2018

Don’t miss A BRAND NEW interview on The Women’s Eye Radio  with Betsy West and Julie Cohen, the award-winning documentary filmmakers behind the Sundance Film Festival favorite “RBG.”

RBG Poster/Courtesy magnolia Pictures“RBG” stars U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the 85-year-old warrior of women’s rights, feminist icon and pop culture phenomenon now known affectionately as the “Notorious RBG.” 

Three years ago, West and Cohen decided to join forces –  along with a talented team of creative females – to bring Justice Ginsburg to the big screen.

Having each interviewed Justice Ginsburg for separate projects years ago, they believed that RBG was having her moment in 2015 and wanted to capture her rising popularity, especially with millennials.

Little did they know that while filming, this diminutive Bronx-born, opera-loving jurist with the big dissents, would become a symbol of gender equality rights.

“RBG” Trailer/Courtesy Magnolia Pictures

West and Cohen are successful journalists, network news producers and documentary filmmakers in their own right. And as a news junkie myself, I was already a big fan of their work at ABC, CBS and NBC, and documentaries like Makers and The Sturgeon Queens, so I was thrilled to talk with them for the first time.

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Both women share their journey documenting Justice Ginsburg’s groundbreaking legal rulings; her 56-year marriage; her dream of nine female Supreme Court justices (“Justice Ginsburg is highly optimistic…”); and her first reaction to Kate McKinnon’s Saturday Night Live RBG impersonation. Her exercise routine is remarkable, some 20 push-ups at a time and that’s just for openers.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg exercising from RBG the movie/Photo: Courtesy Magnolia Pictures

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s workout routine from “RBG”/Courtesy Magnolia Pictures

“RBG” is a love story, a her-story lesson, and, after seeing it three times, I believe it’s the only superhero movie that really matters at the summer box-office. Oh, and P.S., I predict one man will get involved with this film. His name is Oscar.

“RBG” is in theaters across the country now. To find out where, go to www.rbgmovie.com.

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Supreme Court Justices 1993/Courtesy Magnolia Pictures

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TWE RADIO: Author Laurie Burrows Grad On Grief, Widowhood and Recovering from Loss

Author Laurie Burrows Grad On Grief, Widowhood and Recovering from Tragic Loss

The Joke’s Over, You Can Come Back Now — How This Widow Plowed Through Grief and Survived

Author Laurie Burrows Grad On Grief, Widowhood and Recovering from Tragic Loss, talks to Stacey Gualandi about her new book “The Joke’s Over, You Can Come Back Now — How This Widow Plowed Through Grief and Survived”

Laurie Burrows Grad author and husband Peter/Photo: Courtesy Laurie Burrows Grad

Laurie Burrows Grad and Peter Grad at Night at Sardi’s fundraiser, 2005/Photo: Alex Berliner©Berliner Studio/BEImages

By Stacey Gualandi/May 2, 2018

We have a  BRAND NEW interview on The Women’s Eye Radio that you will not want to miss!

The Joke's Over, You Can Come Back Now: By Laurie Burrows GradFood writer and cookbook author Laurie Burrows Grad has written an emotional memoir, The Joke’s Over, You Can Come Back Now — How This Widow Plowed Through Grief and Survived,and candidly shares her heartbreaking journey from “normal” to “acceptably different” with honesty and her well-known sense of humor in tact.

Burrows Grad and Peter, her husband of 47 years, shared a tremendous bond; theirs was a true love story. “We called each other five times a day!” When Peter died suddenly in 2015, Burrows Grad was thrust into widowhood, the life she knew forever altered.

My parents were also soulmates who were married 47 years when my father died over 8 years ago. I wanted to read this book in order to better understand not only how Burrows Grad coped in the wake of her tragic loss, but also to help my mother accept the grief she still feels.

Inspired and encouraged to journal by Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg, who also lost her husband David unexpectedly, Burrows Grad wrote a blog for Huffington Post titled Demoted to Lunch in reference to a shift in her social status as a widow.

Laurie Burrows Grad and husband Peter, Wedding Day/Photo: Courtesy Laurie Burrows Grad

Laurie and Peter on their wedding day/1968

The post went viral, which led to three years full of articles (earning her the new moniker “Grief Blogger”) and ultimately this book.

Burrows Grad said writing about the taboo topic of grief gave her an unexpected mission:

“Creating meaning from loss is my resurrection from the debris of my heartache.”

With The Joke’s Over… she provides the ultimate grief toolbox of tips, the “3 H’s: Honesty, Humor — and Chutzpah,” and even the daunting challenge of dating (as Laurie calls it, “dumpster diving!”)

And while she will never lose the connection to her dear husband, Burrows Grad devotes a chapter to You Know You’re Getting Better When

This is one of the definitive self-help guides on grief as “the great equalizer” for widows of any age and will be a great aid for anyone suffering a difficult loss.

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TWE RADIO: Mary Latham Turned Tragedy into a 50-State Trek to Find “More Good” Stories

Mary Latham is on the trip-of-a-lifetime as she travels to 50 states in America to find as many stories of human kindness that she can.

Road-tripper, photographer and future author Mary Latham!

Mary Latham, adventurer and founder "More Good" movement/Photo provided by Mary Latham

Mary Latham, founder of the “More Good” movement

By Stacey Gualandi/April 11, 2018
Photos Courtesy Mary Latham (@MaryLath)

Don’t miss a BRAND NEW interview on The Women’s Eye Radio as I track down road-tripper, photographer and future author Mary Latham!

Mary Latham is on the trip-of-a-lifetime as she travels to 50 states in America to find as many stories of human kindness that she can. I first heard about Mary’s mission after a Women’s Eye follower read about her in a local newspaper. Mary was in Pleasanton, CA, at the time – just one of many stops on a 19,000 mile journey that began in October 2016.

Mary Latham and mom Pat/Photo provided by Mary Latham

Mary and Pat, her mom

As someone who feels overwhelmed by all the negative news on a daily basis, I was fascinated to hear just how Mary tackled this challenge, and wondered, could she actually find enough positive stories of people paying it forward?

Listen up and you’ll hear about her remarkable trip and how she depends on the kindness of strangers.

Mary Latham, founder "More Good" movement/Photo: Selfie

Mary talks to Stacey from CA.

The idea was borne in the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy in 2012. Mary was devastated by the horrible news, but it was her mother, Pat, who offered the perfect advice on coping: “There is always more good news out there; you just have to look for it.” Shortly after, her mother lost her battle with cancer.

That’s when Mary decided to create the “More Good” road trip to compile stories into a book that will be donated to hospital waiting rooms for people needing hope. And mostly, to honor her mother.

Now with 25 states to go, Mary continues driving in her mom’s old blue Subaru, staying with total strangers, and meeting fascinating people with touching tales to tell.

Mary shares what motivates her, why this undertaking is a difficult challenge, and how she learned “the most important work that we do is the work we do with our heart.”

To join her “More Good” movement, be a host, submit a story of human kindness or to find out where Mary is “on the map”, go to her moregood. today website!

Just a reminder that April 15 is Good Deeds Day! Their website indicates that 93 countries worldwide have taken part in it. Now that’s more good news!

Mary Latham and the men that fixed her car in California/Photo provided by Mary Latham

Mary with the men who repaired her car for free in CA

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TWE Radio: Foreign Correspondent Atia Abawi Humanizes Global Refugee Crisis in New Novel

Atia Abawi, journalist, author/Photo Provided by Atia Abawi | The Women's Eye Magazine and Radio Show

Foreign correspondent Atia Abawi in Helmand Province, Afghanistan
covering a burn of confiscated drugs

Stacey Gualandi/March 14, 2018

Don’t miss a BRAND NEW interview on The Women’s Eye Radio as I chat with author and foreign network news correspondent Atia Abawi about her just released second Young Adult novel,  A Land of Permanent Goodbyes.

A mutual photojournalist friend introduced me to Atia. After reading her book I had quite an emotional reaction to the refugee experiences she describes. I wanted to talk with her to get a better understanding of a crisis that cannot be ignored.

Author Atia Abawi's bok, Land of Permanent Goodbyes provided by Atia to TWE | The Women's Eye Magazine and Radio ShowThis award-winning journalist is based in the Middle East and researched the global refugee crisis extensively to tell a timely story of one teenage boy and his family’s fight for survival in war-torn Syria.

It is a gut-wrenching tale that doesn’t shy away from the unspeakable violence, the “hunters” and the never-ending search for safety.

For Abawi, A Land of Permanent Goodbyes hits very close to home as she was born a refugee to Afghan parents in West Germany and raised in the U.S.

Her family’s decision to flee war in Afghanistan helped her to understand the plight of families who must try to outlive a tremendous loss.

With this book, Abawi hopes to create empathy and raise awareness of a crisis that is happening in real time. Abawi says many tears were shed writing this story, but she says it was a story that needed to be shared. Take a listen to her story!

To find out more about Atia: www.atiaabawi.com.

Atia Abawi, foreign correspondent, in Afghanistan/Photo provided by Atia Abawi | The Women's Eye Magazine and Radio Show

Atia traveling to a story with NATO forces in Afghanistan

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TWE RADIO: WomenStrong International Founder Dr. Susan Blaustein Launches Safe Cities for Women Campaign

Dr. Susan Blaustein, founder of Women Strong/Photo: Provided by Susan Blaustein

Dr. Susan Blaustein at WomenStrong site in Madurai, southern India

By Stacey Gualandi/March 5, 2018

Be sure to tune in to Stacey’s BRAND NEW interview on The Women’s Eye Radio – to coincide with Women’s History Month – with Dr. Susan Blaustein, the founder and Executive Director of WomenStrong International, an organization dedicated to eradicating urban poverty in Ghana, India, Haiti, Kenya and the United States.

logo for WomenStrong Internation, founded by Dr. Susan Blaustein

With a doctorate from the Yale School of Music, Dr. Blaustein was on track to be a music composer, but after working on a fellowship and traveling abroad, she began reporting on poverty and social injustice that she witnessed first-hand, “whether in the Philippines, Cambodia, Burma (Myanmar), or while watching an earlier generation of Rohingya Muslims pour in from Burma into already overwhelmed Bangladesh.”

dr. Susan Blaustein, founder of Women Strong with Project Director at their site is Kisumu, Kenya/Photo: Provided by Women Strong

Dr. Blaustein with WomenStrong project director in Kisumu, Kenya

This author-professsor-and former journalist saw a need to combat the hardships women and girls are facing around the globe. Through WomenStrong, Dr. Blaustein is providing the tools they need to survive and thrive. You’ll hear how she’s accomplished this on the podcast.

Now into its fourth year, the organization just launched a new anti-violence campaign “Cities for Women” in conjunction with International Women’s Day on March 8. Check out this very informative #CitiesforWomen infographic.

For Dr. Blaustein, WomenStrong is a labor or love and she is committed to make it her life’s work…what she calls “Women’s Work.”

Susan Blaustein founder of WomenStrong International at Dhan/Photo: Courtesy WomenStrong

Dr. Blaustein helping children at their Dhan site in India

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TWE Radio: Documentarian Sally Colon-Petree On Finding Purpose and Changing the World

Sally Colon-Petree, documentarian, " Women Like Us/Photo Courtesy Sally Colon-Petree

By Stacey Gualandi/Feb. 3, 2018

A BRAND NEW conversation on The Women’s Eye Radio with host Stacey Gualandi and Sally Colon-Petree, Dream On Productions founder and the director of Women Like Us. Three Journeys. One Mission. To Change the World.

Sally Colon-Petree poster for her documentary Women Like Us/Poster provided by SallyThe self-taught filmmaker has worn many hats – host, actress, singer, and producer – but now she has found her life’s mission: to shed light on what is happening to women around the world.

Her debut documentary, Women Like Us, is a labor of love that took the mother of two girls to Africa and all over the US. She filmed “unimaginable social injustices young women face,” including sex trafficking, female genital mutilation, teen suicide, poverty and bullying. The timing of the film couldn’t be more perfect in the current #MeToo/Times Up climate.

I met Colon-Petree late last year at a Las Vegas screening of Women Like Us I hosted with Deluxe Version Magazine. It was an opportunity to hear her personal journey and to learn what I – and all of us can do – to make a difference for women across the globe.  Now anyone can host these “Empowerment Forums” to promote the film and inspire a call to action.

Listen as Colon-Petree candidly talks to me about her mother’s inspiration; how she overcame trauma; how she “found herself” while filming; and why she went to shoot her next doc in post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico.

“I want people to be aware, not to live in fear,” says Colon-Petree.

To find out how you can host a screening, go to www.womenlikeusdocumentary.com.

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TWE RADIO: Inspirational Speaker Holly Dowling on Finding Clarity, Grace and Courage

Holly Dowling, author and inspirational speaker/Photo Courtesy Holly Dowling | The Women's Eye Magazine and Radio Show

Holly Dowling

By Stacey Gualandi/January 23,2018

A BRAND NEW interview with Holly Dowling, the author of Hollyisms. Let Your Light Shine! 50 Inspirations in 140 Characters or Less, on The Women’s Eye Radio with host Stacey Gualandi. This is the “Hollyism” that really spoke to me: “Life is not about work; rather your work should bring you life and brighten your life.”

Holly Dowling, inspirational speaker, author of Hollyisms, Let Your Light Shine | The Women's Eye Magazine & Radio ShowThis one-time cruise director is now an award-winning corporate keynote speaker and inspirational thought leader. (We’d like to add the Princess of Positivity!)

Through her motivational talks, Holly truly inspires and is “a walking testimony that it’s never too late to live your dreams and goals.”

During this interview, you will learn about Holly’s own personal challenges and breakthroughs (she says you can “be bitter or better”); her mantras for success (“Tell me no, watch me go!”); her three pillars of power; and why you should get rid of those New Year’s Resolutions!

To learn more, check out hollydowling.com. If Holly has her way, you’ll be chanting, “Wow is me, not whoa is me” in no time!

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Cardborigami Inventor Tina Hovsepian’s Unique Plan to End Homelessness

Tina Hovsepian – Inventor of Cardborigami: A Unique Solution to Ending Homelessness.

Tina Hovsepian – Inventor of Cardborigami: A Unique Solution to Ending Homelessness.

Tina Hovsepian – Inventor of Cardborigami: A Unique Solution to Ending Homelessness.

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NEW INTERVIEW WITH HOST STACEY GUALANDI!

Be sure to tune in to Stacey’s BRAND NEW interview for The Women’s Eye Radio with Tina Hovsepian (@TinaHovsepian), the inventor of Cardborigami, origami-inspired homeless shelters!

Seeing a need to combat the ever-present homeless problem in Los Angeles, this full-time architect created a solution: a collapsible, transportable cardboard shelter.

In just seven years, it’s the invention that keeps on giving. In addition to helping people get off the streets and back on their feet, Cardboragami shelters are now being used to help those impacted by natural disasters, most recently in Mexico following the devastating earthquake.

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Tina Hovsepian

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Tina Hovsepian in Cardborigami Shelter

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We first profiled Tina and Cardborigami for The Women’s Eye in 2015; now she is one of several women who are featured in the recently released 20 WOMEN CHANGEMAKERS as a proponent for change who is taking action around the world.

TWE BookKeep an eye on her because this young innovator is just getting started!

Listen to Tina Hovsepian’s Interview and more TWE Interviews from The Women’s Eye Radio Show on iTunes.

Author Sukey Forbes Shares Her Story of Mid-Life Reinvention

Sukey Forbes – Author of The Angel in My Pocket: A Story of Love, Loss, and Life After Death.

Sukey Forbes – Author of The Angel in My Pocket: A Story of Love, Loss, and Life After Death.

Sukey Forbes – The Angel in My Pocket: A Story of Love, Loss, and Life After Death – Dealing with Grief

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A BRAND NEW interview with Sukey Forbes, author of “The Angel in My Pocket: A Story of Love, Loss and Life After Death,” on The Women’s Eye Radio with host Stacey Gualandi.

Sukey advocates for her special cause of helping people deal with the process of grief, and is among a group of women featured in the newly released “20 Women Changemakers: Taking Action Around the World” who are making a difference across the globe.

We first profiled Sukey here in 2014 following the release of her memoir, a candid and emotional journey of a mother’s grief following the sudden death of her 6-year-old daughter Charlotte.

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“The Angel in My Pocket: A Story of Love, Loss, and Life After Death”

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Sukey Forbes,
playing polo

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Now Sukey is recapturing the joy of life with two new writing projects on mid-life reinvention. She tries to answer the question: “What does one do when they gaze into the second act of their life and want to make it a true adventure for learning, expanding, and loving?”

You’ll be surprised to hear what Sukey is doing now for her second act.

Listen to Sukey Forbes’ Interview and more TWE Interviews from The Women’s Eye Radio Show on iTunes.

Doniece Sandoval, Founder of Lava Mae Leads a Mobile Hygiene Revolution for the Homeless

Doniece Sandoval – Founder of Lava Mae.

Doniece Sandoval – Founder of Lava Mae.

Doniece Sandoval – Lava Mae – Bringing Showers to the Homeless

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A BRAND NEW conversation on The Women’s Eye Radio with host Stacey Gualandi and Doniece Sandoval, founder of Lava Mae, which brings showers and dignity to the homeless.

We first profiled Doniece and her organization for The Women’s Eye in 2014; now she is one of several women who are featured in the newly released “20 Women Changemakers: Taking Action Around the World.”

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“Doniece Sandoval”

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Lava Mae Bus

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After observing an overwhelming number of homeless individuals in San Francisco who were stripped of their dignity without a simple daily shower, Doniece launched Lava Mae almost five years ago, by retrofitting buses into mobile showers. This “radical hospitality” has been transformative in improving services for those less fortunate and changing the face of homelessness in San Francisco.

Her approach to solving an overwhelming problem is catching on in a big way across the country. Lava Mae has branched out to Los Angeles, now offers “Pop-Up Care Villages,” and shows others how to follow her lead with BUILDIT toolkits.

Doniece shares why she went a whole week without showering, who are the people Lava Mae serves, how we can all spread this service to other communities and what it feels like to be called a “superhero” by her daughter.

We are also thrilled to announce that on October 7th, Doniece will be included in a panel including Stacey, as well as author and moderator Laurie McAndish King, at  Book Passage in Corte Madera, CA, as part of the launch of “20 Women Changemakers: Taking Action Around the World.”

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NEW TWE Radio: Author Laurie McAndish King on “Your Crocodile Has Arrived: More Stories from a Curious Traveler”

Laurie McAndish King – Author of “Your Crocodile Has Arrived: More Stories from a Curious Traveler”.

Laurie McAndish King – Author of “Your Crocodile Has Arrived: More Stories from a Curious Traveler”.

“Your Crocodile Has Arrived: More Stories from a Curious Traveler”

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Stacey has a BRAND NEW interview for The Women’s Eye Radio with Laurie McAndish King, the award-winning author of the just released “Your Crocodile Has Arrived: More Stories from a Curious Traveler.”

Never one to pass up a challenge somewhere around the world, Laurie has been a little busy since last we profiled her three years ago with her debut, “Lost, Kidnapped, Eaten Alive: True Stories From a Curious Traveler.” Not only is she an accomplished author and essayist for numerous publications, Laurie has also contributed over a dozen stories for The Women’s Eye site.

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Laurie McAndish King

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“Your Crocodile Has Arrived”

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In her first book, she wrote about surviving an accidental marriage to a Maasai warrior in Kenya, coffee made from animal poop in Bali, and a kidnapping in Tunisia. Now she shares the inspiration for her newest memoir: meeting 20-foot earthworms in Australia.

You’ll hear more fascinating tales about “alien spaceship propulsion,” chocolate massages, saving orphaned elephants in Sri Lanka, and, of course, near-extinct giant earthworms.

Laurie gives advice on what to write about, why she hates traveling and what’s on her bucket list. And we’re excited that on October 7th (7pm) at Book Passage in Corte Madera, CA, Laurie will be moderating a panel including Stacey, as well as Lava Mae founder Doniece Sandoval, as part of the launch of “20 Women Changemakers: Taking Action Around the World.”

But don’t worry; she won’t be serving earthworms.

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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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