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The Magazine for Today’s Female Executive “Grace and Grit”

A Special Brand of WISDOM

Dr. My Haley

Best Selling Author of ROOTS Reveals a New American Saga

Women Who Move Cattle

Executive Ranchers

Barbara Van Cleve Terry Stuart Forst

The Book Is Your Business Card

Amazon Int’l Bestseller Tracy Repchuk

“I’m Still Here!” A Special Tribute to

Elaine Stritch

August NAFE Speakers Mindfulness and the Art of Being Present Dr. Janet Woods

August 2014

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AUGUST 2014 CONTENT

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9 Message From the Editor’s Desk

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“I’m Still Here!”

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What Triggered My Celiac Disease

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Barbara Van Cleve Author, Photographer and Executive Rancher

What One Man Did on His Vacation

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The Book Is YOUR Business Card By Tracy Repchuk

Mindfulness and the Art of Being Present

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She completed the novel that changed the country ROOTS and now there’s more.

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Playa Provisions

The Newest Creation of Executive Chefs/Owners Brooke and Nick

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Success Above the Glass Ceiling 2014 Ron Brown Business and Economic Summit

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Thrive

Arianna Huffington

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Simply Ways to Pair Your Wine and Food

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Terry Stuart Forst

Executive Rancher

Handling What Life Throws Your Way.

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Why Pick Franchising To Invest Your Money.

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Corporation Executive Director

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Poet Wendall Berry

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What is a Female Executive? I am the one that makes the bread, weaves the fabric, creates the peace, negotiates the smiles, shuts it down and wakes it all back up. I am the Swiss Army Knife of mankind. I am the one that gives birth and keeps life goingwhether I have to nudge it with my heart, my mind, my blood or my foot! I keep the bass rhythm of life moving. I am that female that executes the needed, the necessary and the fantastic. I am THAT female executive. (Applaud yourself and take a bow)

-Althea Ledford

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From the Editor and Chief Creative Officer

Welcome to the August Issue of E The Magazine for Today’s Female Executive. The month’s theme is Grace and Grit. One weekend I was watching a television special that featured Governor Ann Richards. She was making chili while holding her grandchild on her hip and just finishing up a phone call. Now I know it’s likely that some of this was staged but it still made me think, “even when we’re viewed as successful to the public, when you’re at home with a family, you never finished.” Another story, a friend of mine, was in labor and she had to circle back to the office on the way to the hospital to finish a stock trade they were having trouble with while she was having contractions. She continued on to the hospital for a successful delivery. Momma, sister, wife, friend, caretaker and listener-we carry a special brand of wisdom. By the very nature of our roles in life we are put in positions where we can’t quit. And from that, we learn the quiet power of perseverance and patience. We often have to do it all with GRACE and GRIT. This issue contains some extraordinary people, lifestyles and events.

I hope you enjoy this issue. -Althea Ledford

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Contributors

Althea Ledford Editor and Chief Creative Officer

Brenda Williams Lifestyle Writer

Laurie Forster The Wine Coach

Dr. My Haley Author

Brook and Nick

Tracy Repchuk

Social Media Expert

Aldeme Mitchell

Executive Chefs

Creative Director

Bruce Wiseman Business Writer

Dr. Janet Woods Lifestyle Expert

Kirsten Berman Lifestyle Writer

Morovino Winery At Avila Beach

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David Goodman Franchise Expert

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Amiyrah is the sole writer at 4 Hats and Frugal, where she chats about family, food,fashion and finance. She's a mother, wife, Sergeant in the Air Force and has embraced the frugal lifestyle.A blogger since 2007, she's created a community of like-minded and fun readers in her small corner of the internet. That community continues to build on her blog, on twitter, and now on her Pinterest account. She's a bomb builder by day, and an avid "pinner" of awesome recipes by night.

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Ladies Who Lunch! A Special Tribute to the wit, grit and talent of the incomparable

Elain Stritch

In an unapologetically gritty voice Elaine Stritch belts out a couple of classics. Here’s to the

Ladies Who Lunch and I’m Still Here. Once she sang them, no one else could quite do it- again. You see, it wasn’t because of the clarity of her voice, but the truth in it.

Elaine Stritch started her Broadway Debut back in 1946 in the comedy LOCO. Her performances on Broadway and television stretched over a span of 70 years. Subscription link www.female-exec.com/s.html

Her work includes: 55 Stage and Broadway Plays 27 Film and Television Shows 5 Tony Award nominations, winning once. 8 Emmy nominations, winning three. 1 Grammy Nomination Stritch was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame E The Magazine for Today’s Female Executive Page 15


After all It’s Bro She remembers one of the happiest moments in her life when her mother came to see her in Little Foxes-off Broadway. After the show, she came backstage and in a very shocked voice she

“Lainey, You Can do This!!” Known for her humor and said

candidness, Elaine never gave up as noted in some of her recorded studio tapings. She was as comfortable on a Broadway stage as most people would be in their own living rooms.

Elaine was married to the actor John Bay from 1973 until his death in 1982. He was part of

Stritch performed a cabaret act in New York City at the Cafe Carlyle in the Carlyle Hotel, where she was a resident, since 2005 until she left New York in 2013. Her first show at the Carlyle was titled "At Home at the Carlyle".

Between musical numbers, Stritch told stories from the world of stage and screen

the family that owns the Bay's English Muffins company, and Stritch sent English muffins as gifts to friends. Said John Kenley, "Every Christmas, she still sends me English muffins." When she was based in London, Stritch and her husband lived at the Savoy Hotel. Page 16 E The Magazine for Today’s Female Executive

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oadway!

tales from her everyday life and personal glimpses of her private tragedies and triumphs. She performed at the Cafe Carlyle in early 2010 and in fall 2011 in At Home at the Carlyle: Elaine Stritch Singin' Sondheim...One Song at a Time.

In preparing for this article, I listened to what I think are all her versions of Here’s to The Ladies Who Lunch.

Honestly, the older she got the better she was,

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During her performance at the White House in 2012, she forgot the words and her pianist, Rob Bowman just reminded her by shouting them out to her. She circled back around, working the verses back into the song, singing a verse and listening for the next cue. And with all the mistakes and the catches, there was the magic of Elaine. It was brave, endearing and demonstrated the essence of the song

I’M STILL HERE.

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In March 2013, Stritch announced she was leaving New York and relocating to Birmingham, Michigan mainly because she had nieces and nephews back there . Her mother, father and two sisters had all passed. During an interview the day before her 88th birthday on the cable show titled Theater Talk, she disclosed more specific information about when and why she was leaving New York to move back to Michigan,. The interviewer

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The

BOOK as Your Business Card By Tracy Repchuk Amazon International Bestseller The first book I wrote was at the age of twelve, as it was my dream to be a bestselling author for as far back as I can remember. Back in those days though, the goal was the book. I imagined I would write the book and then it would sell and I would be a famous professional writer. The perfect ending to a perfect life. As my first rejection occurred and I came to the conclusion I wouldn’t be the youngest published writer, writing a book went on the back burner for real life. While in Canada running a poetry organization, I decided to create a publishing company as I didn’t see how else to get my work out there, and I was encountering a lot of other great writers who needed help.

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(The Poetry of Business), six other authors, and published a magazine called Poetry Canada that was distributed around the world.

Here is what I discovered as a publisher; - publishing is a lot of work - writing books is easy - selling is even harder.

Even with a book tour in Canada’s largest bookstore - Chapters - the book did not sell well. Even with a fully developed sales page that I paid $5000 for (back in 1996), and a large poetry organization at my disposal, it failed as far as sales, and reaching my goal of becoming a bestselling author. Subscription link www.female-exec.com/s.html


It was then that I could see without marketing, or a target market for your book, if you are writing it to make money, there will be a problem. Lessons learned, but I still didn’t know what to do with them yet. All the books I had published were great, well written, but no target market. And

lived, or just want to write because it’s your passion - I am all for those things, but remember each will have a different outcome unless your focus is not on the writing but the marketing.

at the time the typical poetry book was $5 and mine was $20. Issues I would later learn from.

Create a marketing plan and follow it. It will take timing launching your book within a one hour buying period, and vol-

Then as I approached my 40th birthday, I could hold back that dream no longer, only this time I was older and wiser and studied how the industry worked.

ume - many people buying during that hour.

So what do you need to do if you want to write a Bestseller?: Study the gap in the market - what do they need. In my case there was no logical sequence for internet marketing, the order, the why and the how. That‘s why I wrote ’31 Days to Millionaire Marketing Miracles’. I wrote and launched that book to #1 on Amazon in 58 days.

Create a book that can feed what you know, teach and practice. There are a lot of books you can write, and a lot of reasons why. Maybe you have a burning message, a story you have Subscription link www.female-exec.com/s.html

When people ask me what product should they create, my answer is usually not a book. Simply because for most people it takes too long to create a book, and then if you think the book is the money maker, that is where your plan could collapse.

The book IS NOT YOUR MONEY MAKER. It is the front of a funnel - so don’t start on that unless you have a backend the book feeds. I went from nobody, to bestselling author, to making 6 figures to being awarded New Internet Marketing Success of the Year within my first 6 months, and then appearing on the World Internet Summit stage - fully paid by them from California to Singapore for my first speaking engagement in front of 3400 people. That launched another back end selling from the stage.

The key is to make this a part of your multiple streams of income by leveraging the book as an inexpensive front end to your funnel or you can

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make it your business card and give it to high end clients as a differentiator and foot in the door. When I launched my book, I was making pennies per copy. Your book is never about the book - despite the effort, blood, sweat and soul you poured into it.

When you go into your funnel marketing- based on that, you will be able to let go of short term gain for long term results.

The key is you are looking for a no brainer decision at a price point they are comfortable with. The better they know you - the more you can ask. If they don’t know you well start with a $997 offer for $497, if they know you a bit - $1997 for $1497. To go much lower than $497 it will be hard to make money fast enough to have made the book and book launch effort worth it. So how does it convert well irresistible offer fantastic price for what they are getting bonus items that make it a no brainer book purchase and upsell offer well written sales page well done presentation. Additional advanced elements JV partners also promoting for 50% of the upsell - this is what Brendan also had

For example, Brendan Bouchard gave his book away for the cost of shipping - loss on book, possible loss on shipping or break even, so why do it... the list building with full address (priceless), and the immediate upsell to a $997 product where he made $2 million dollars on launch - brilliant. Now are we going to get results like that - no - he has a million in his database already - but you can make great money - 5 figures a month in fact if you design your funnel properly to feed an upsell that converts well. You go from book sale, to bonus download gifts, to upsell offer or One Time Offer at a really discounted price. ie. $1997 - one time offer of $1497 - if they buy right now, or $997 one time offer of $497. The book is all about what you do next. Page 24 E The Magazine for Today’s Female Executive

You are using the book to raise your profile, and to generate leads for your big product such as coaching.

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If you can’t have any other products in your funnel except for a book, then it’s the lead in for speaking gigs and contacting corporate sponsors to get their logos in your book (have a private label version printed for them), and use them to get speaking gigs where you get your fee and your book is donated.

So a book isn’t a magic pill that will take you from obscurity to best seller to recognized expert. You do that. You are just using the book as a tool. It takes marketing - just like every other stream option.

This is a fantastic product to quickly increase your exposure and perceived value in an industry,

This will get you booked more because the difference is attendees get books.

The sponsor pays for them. You don’t make a profit, but you get your speaking fee and your message out there by the thousands of copies at a time. When I did my book I worked on marketing as much as I wrote, to prepare for the launch. Even if you have a publisher, they just publish. Your job is to promote and sell it.

especially if you become an Amazon bestseller. But if you expect it to make you money, your model may be flawed and shortsighted. To get started, organize the structure, fill in the content, then get it properly formatted and a professional cover and editing. This is costly, but you cannot skimp on this step or it might not be worth what you thought. The biggest investment will be your cover.

To self-publish go to www.CreateSpace.com (this is an Amazon subsidiary with a ton of information on the whole process). Here is an example of a landing page to handle the collection of those interested in buying or have bought your book so you can use your book as a business card and lead generation tool. http://www.StartRightMarketing.com

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MIND

The AR of

BEING

Present Most of us spend our daily lives distracted by cell phones, email, and social media, taking care of others, and putting out fires. We lose our attention and focus on what is real.

When our minds are not focused in the here and now, it is drifting off into the future, or reliving the past. The antidote for this chaotic lifestyle is “Mindfulness”. Best selling author Jon Kabat Zinn, founder of the mindfulness based stress management program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center defines Mindfulness this way: Page 30 E The Magazine for Today’s Female Executive

Mindfulness means moment-to-moment, nonjudgmental awareness. It is “

cultivated by refining our capacity to pay attention, intentionally, in the present moment, and then sustaining that attention over time as best we can. In the process, we become more in touch with our life as it is unfolding” From the halls of universities, to the most exclusive boardrooms of corporate America, Mindfulness has become a way of improving our well being, enhancing our performance, and eliminating the noise in our heads. Subscription link www.female-exec.com/s.html


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There are hundreds of blog posts commenting and writing about the effects of Mindfulness. The Huffington Post, one of the largest online newspapers, has an entire blog devoted to the practice of Mindfulness.

What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is simply focusing on the present moment; the here and now.

Mindfulness is observing this very second, and then the very next second. This principle

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is thousands of years old, it has been practiced in India, Asia and is finally catching on globally. In our age of multi-tasking, digital activity, and getting it done yesterday mentality, focusing on the present moment seems impossible. By focusing on the when’s, why’s and how’s of the past or future, we experience stress on an ongoing basis, and are left feeling like we have no control over our lives. We continually live in environments that can actually perpetuate problems and keep us in a state of imbalance… or ‘non-presence.

By Dr. Janet Woods. At Amazon.com there are 7,985 books on the subject. The most recent publication is from

Dan Harris, ABC News Anchor, titled “10% Happier”, where he shares his journey into

Mindfulness. From his on- air melt down, to his meeting with the Dalai Lama, and ultimately the best story of his career. Sports figures such as Kobe Bryant, LeBron

James and Phil Jackson are proponents of Mindfulness, while other celebrities have

shared how Mindfulness has changed their lives, like Goldie Hawn, Miley Cyrus, and Donna Karan, just to name a few. Major publications such as Heart Magazine now publish magazines devoted to Mindfulness. Subscription link www.female-exec.com/s.html

Mindfulness means living in a state of consciousness and awareness, at all times, which opens you up for more clarity and peace of mind in any given moment or situation. As lovely as it sounds, it is not that easy to do. In order to accomplish Mindfulness, we must see it as a journey, not as a destination. E The Magazine for Today’s Female Executive Page 31


Being present is a place where we go to experience clarity of a single moment; being in the now.

Mindfulness as a Practice Just as any skill we perfect, Mindfulness is a practice. The

do

goal is not to learn, but to on a daily basis.

Be kind to yourself. Start out being mindful in small amounts of time every day and gradually focus on extending your “Mindful time” daily. It gives us the ability to cultivate awareness, the capability to stop our mind chatter, and keeps us from going to the past or projecting into the future. Based on my experience there are several forms of Mindfulness. The first is Basic Meditation, the second is Mindfulness Meditation, and the third is Mindfulness Living. Look at them as being branches on the Tree of Life. They are all part of the tree, yet each of the branches has a different distinction. In Basic Meditation the purpose is to flow inward. The intention is to guide the mind into releasing itself, and to give our thinking a rest. This can support us in realizing our higher self and create oneness with the divine.

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An example would be guided meditations that take you to the forest, beach or somewhere amazing to you; this is an individual and personal process. In Mindfulness Meditation the intention is to train the mind to focus on the experience we are having in the present. We are consciously focusing on a designated thought that arises from our awareness and we have no judgment about it. An example would be to close one’s eyes and concentrate on what is happening in the present.

Mindful Living

is an artful way of being aware of your surroundings and the habits that we have at any given moment. It is a way of looking at what we do on a conscious basis where our choices reflect our actions on purpose. An example of that would be being consciously aware of the food we are eating at the present moment, or brushing our teeth with awareness at the time we are doing it, or having a telephone conversation with a friend and actually paying attention to what they are saying, and not checking email, Facebook or Twitter while we are talking to them!

The Benefits of Mindfulness Whether you choose to use one of the forms of Mindfulness or all three, the mission is to practice the art of being in the here and now. There is overwhelming evidence of the many benefits you can receive with an on-going practice of being Mindful…

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1. Decreased Stress. A recent published article in the journal Health Psychology states that mindfulness is associated with feeling less stressed and lowers the stress hormone, “Cortisol”

2. Learning Performance. Researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara, found that college students who practiced Mindfulness techniques performed better on the verbal reasoning section of the GRE examination and experienced improvements in their working memory.

3. Better Patient Care: Research from the University of Rochester Medical Center shows that doctors who are trained in Mindfulness Meditation are less judgmental, have more self -awareness and are better listeners when it comes to interacting with patients.

4. More Sleep:

A University of Utah study found that Mindfulness training can help us better control our emotions and moods. Mindfulness Meditation can also help us sleep better at night. “People with higher levels of Mindfulness Meditation reported better control over their emotions and behaviors during the day, and contributed to restful sleep in the evening.”

Mindfulness Techniques With all this talk about Mindfulness, where does a person start? You start in the Present Moment! Here are three easy exercises you can do to start your Mindfulness practice almost anywhere.

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Three Minute Breath work Start by closing your eyes, placing your right hand on your heart and your left hand on your abdomen. Breath in deeply for a count of six, hold your breath for a of six after you inhale, and count then breathe out for a count of six, letting your breath flow back out into the atmosphere; continue while focusing only on your breathing. Your mind may try and wander, but simply notice the thoughts that come up; let them be for what they are and return to watching your breathing. After three minutes of breathing exercise, open your eyes and return to the real world.

Mindfulness Observation Pick something in your environment you look at everyday, yet you never really notice it. Like a certain book on your bookshelf. Pick it up and observe the qualities it has such as the colors on the cover, the feel of the paper, if there are there any crinkles or bent corners, or the weight and thickness of the book. Notice what is special or unique about it. Then return it to its original resting place. Now whenever you look at this item it will hold a special place in your mind.

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Mindful Listening Sit in a familiar place with your eyes closed. Focus on all the sounds you hear around you, from the chirping sound of birds, to the noise of barking dogs, or the vibrational sound of your air conditioning. Notice your reaction to these varying sounds. Open your eyes and know this is the space you occupy.

Please keep in mind these exercises are meant to support you in being in the present moment, focused, and aware without judgment. There’s an App For That Most of us are tethered to our cell phones theses days. Put it to good use by using it to further your adventures in Mindfulness!

Here are 4 APPS to support you in your exploration of Mindfulness Breath2Relax (iPhone & Android) This fun app will guide you through several types of breathing sessions. You will become more relaxed, have less anger, and be in a better mood in record time.

Mindfulness Bell (iPhone & Android) This app allows you to enjoy the sounds of Tibetan singing bowls in varying intervals.

Mindfulness App (Android) this app is direct and simple, with guided mindfulness meditation sessions that can span from 3 to 30 minutes. Use Mindfulness to find peace and an ability to focus in an overwhelming, stressful and sometimes chaotic world. The best way to do that is to simplify your routines, make it a habit, and include it in your daily routine. There is only one way to get better at the art of being present and that is to “practice”. This is the best way to enjoy the journey to Mindfulness. You may start out practicing once a day for awhile, and then build up to taking several minutes a few times a day. This is very easy to do once you realize how the art of being Mindful is changing your life into a more peaceful way of living. Do not beat yourself up if your mind continues to wander off on a tangent, or you find yourself projecting into the future with the “what if’s”, or going to the past and looking at your hiccups. When you veer off the path, just recognize you are not in the present moment, and get back on your path. The more you do this the easier it gets. Be clear about your intention in staying in the present moment. Having these episodes of clarity in your life will allow you to have better relationships, less stress, more creativity, and most of all, more happiness.

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What CAUSED my body, after 30 Years to TRIGGER my Celiac Disease? By Kirsten Berman

I ate pizza, drank beer, indulged in many a wheat item for most of my life and felt just fine… Until one day I didn’t. That day turned

into weeks and eventually into years, 7 years to be exact. I felt powerless to what was happening inside and outside of my body and I felt like I was losing control. The symptoms would come and go, confusing doctors across the board on what the cause was, so time and time again I misdiagnosed. Vertigo was the first and by far the worst symptom to hit me; never a day went by that I was not dizzy, I learned to get use to it. There

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restless leg syndrome, serious depression, and severe lethargy. For a while I thought I might have had Narcolepsy, the sleeping disorder, but that wasn’t the case either. I

detoxed with cleanses and starved myself because I felt better with no food, this only exacerbated an

already worsening condition.

Celiac disease triggered other issues as well like: thinning hair, anemia, malabsorption of vitamins, general body aches and weakened tooth enamel. As time passed the symptoms progressed and

the diagnosis was still a big question mark. I was got worse, yet

accused of making it all up and told to see a psychiatrist for mental instability. I definitely felt mentally unstable, frustrated and generally pissed off. I felt so bad one way or another that slowly over time I retreated to the comforts of my home and became a hermit.

I was known as the chronic canceller because the sickness would come on so suddenly that I

would have to break plans at the drop of a hat. I withdrew from family, friends stopped calling and soon it was just me, alone and I

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preferred it that way. I didn’t have to explain or pretend to feel ok with a fake smile covering it all.

I ran through jobs and my savings due to extended periods where I wasn’t able to work or would have to leave early due to illness or my general bad attitude would get me fired. I hated the lonely and bitter person I had become as the depression started to consume every piece of me. I would be immobile for days, sometimes weeks and by the last two years it turned into months. My quality of life had seriously diminished and if I was not such a strong woman, I probably would have ended it, because that is all I thought about. I knew I could not live like this for the rest of my life and the people who were suppose to help me called me crazy; so I

retreated into myself and into the bubble life I had created.

Finally, in November of 2010, a

friend of mine invited me to do a focus group for a diet called, 7 Days to Slimdown. This was a food-based diet where the company would cook and deliver healthy meals everyday for 7 days and I had to participate in a spin class every morning. I

had no idea how I was going to get up to exercise when I could barely motivate to shower, but somehow I did. Within a few days, I was

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was no nausea or vertigo or fatigue. What the heck had happened, surely it couldn’t be the exercising, because I had already tried that. On the last day during the weigh in I was talking to another participant about all the medical problems I had up until that point and how baffled I was about my life completely changing in one week. She listened patiently and then said, “you should look into getting tested for Celiac Disease.”

My response, ‘For what? What the heck is Celiac Disease?’

For the next week I scanned the internet and read everything I could on gluten-free and Celiac disease. The more I read the more I realized I had finally figured out what was wrong with me.

I went back to the doctor who called me crazy and told him to test me, now. It must have been

my feisty nature that kept him tight lipped this time around and he took a blood test first and then went ahead with the biopsy to be sure. Everything came back pointing to Celiac Disease.

I

had finally figured it out after seven years through a casual conversation with a stranger. The first thing I

did was go to Vegas for the weekend and celebrate. I looked great, I felt amazing and I finally was back in charge of my life. Going gluten free isn’t as easy as deciding to though, especially if it is not a choice but a necessity. Healing and living a gluten-free lifestyle takes research, constant awareness, and patience. The villi in my intestines had been compromised and malabsorption of integral vitamins and minerals had occurred.

Just because you switch it up to a gluten-free diet, it does not mean that all of a sudden

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People start taking probiotics and supplements to try to regain their health, but the fact is, with a compromised intestine those supplements probably are not being absorbed. My first six months I had to get vitamin B & multi-vitamin packed shots in my butt to make sure my body was getting what it needed. I also purchased liquid vitamins from Whole Foods that I could drop under my tongue for instant absorption. The shots and liquid turned out to be the best options for my body getting healthy quicker.

The first 6 months to a year were by far the hardest. I made mistake after mistake, eating things I assumed were gluten-free but weren’t like: soy sauce, licorice, french-fries or Bloody Mary mix on football Sundays. I wasn’t tediously reading every label ALL the time or asking enough of the right questions like I should have been; but I didn’t know and the learning curve was huge. It seemed no matter how much I educated myself on the do’s & do not’s, the effects of cross contamination and reading labels, I was still getting sick. Which was very overwhelming because now that I was feeling almost 100%, I had no desire what so ever to take any steps

I learned wheat gluten was in more things than I had even imagined, like the coating in my multivitamin and one of the main ingredients in my lip balm. backwards.

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One of the hardest and most frustrating parts about having Celiac Disease and being gluten-free is continuing to get ‘glutened’ after the fact. In the beginning I also weaned myself off of sugar, dairy, oats, etc… I tried to stay on a detoxing whole fresh food diet for the first 3-6 months to help my body heal. I'd heard from others that after going GF they couldn't eat dairy anymore or oats or certain GF grains;

there was no way I could live without cheese, please don't make me give up cheese. Giving it all up for a few months instead of the rest of my life was definitely worth it.

Little by little I introduced it all back and haven't had a problem; though I did have to give up wine for two years because I would sneeze and sneeze within the first couple sips. I was hoping that would go away and finally it did; now I am able to drink wine with no sniffling issues at all, unless it is cheap. I think the weaning process in the beginning is extremely important to not only healing the body but also for not creating any more intolerances when the intestine is at such a fragile state. I had already made the decision to go strictly gluten-free, so why not take the extra few precautions and clean

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the body thoroughly before driving it again. Your car runs better and longer after you’ve changed the oil and tune it up on a regular basis; it's the same concept with the human body. The beginning is tough, trying to figure out what to eat, what not to eat. Today I’m healthy, happy and here to pass on all the information I can about living Gluten-

There is ‘hidden wheat’ in more products than we realize and since being diagnosed, the battle is still an uphill one. Once in awhile I still get ‘glutened’ by something that was supposed to be gluten-free or trusting people who are Free & being Celiac-Safe.

preparing my food to understand the complexities of cross contamination; social occasions and eating out can be daunting because of this. People ask me, how do you stay so thin? Well, while everyone is eating whatever they like, I’m the one in the corner eating from the veggie tray, the only gluten free food available that is safe. No matter what people say, eating gluten free is not a fad for those who need it, trust me it is real and the only way to treat Celiac Disease. Getting back to the original question though… the jury is still out on that and may be for a long while. Maybe my Celiac was trig-

gered in 2003 after a bad E Coli infestation while I was living in Guatemala. My intestines had shut down for two weeks, losing 13 pounds in 6 days and I was sick for about a year after. All I know is that somewhere along the way Celiac disease reared its ugly head. Subscription link www.female-exec.com/s.html


Brain fog
 Migraines
 Joint pain
 Rashes
 Depression and/or Anxiety
 Cold Sores
 Extreme weight loss or weight gain
 Nausea
 Vertigo
 ADD or lack of focus
 Mental Instability Gluten sensitivity is very similar in symptoms to celiac disease except there is no intestinal damage that has been proven thus far.

Since there are so many areas that can be affected by gluten, the list of symptoms are long and growing. Diarrhea and/or constipation
 Abdominal pain
 Indigestion
 Bloating
 Fatigue


Restaurant glutening and CROSS CONTAMINATION is a huge problem, especially with items that say ‘GF’. The actual ingredients they use might not have gluten but where it is prepared, the pans they cook it on or the utensils used, might be; especially when corn is used, unless organic or certified gluten-free. For example, on a rare occasion that I happened to be eating out, I was explaining the seriousness of my situation to the waiter and could feel him rolling his eyes as he was taking my order; I knew there was going to be a problem. As he placed my very specifically ordered salad before me, laden with croutons, I bit my tongue and nicely explained again I was a medical Celiac etc etc. Subscription link www.female-exec.com/s.html

He took my salad away and within moments had brought the same salad back minus the croutons; I could see the little crumbs all over. I looked at my friend, we grabbed our jackets and decided to leave; but not before having a strongly worded conversation with the manger.

For a Celiac, it only takes a few crumbs to create a glutening effect that hits within minutes; bulging my stomach so bad I look 3 months pregnant. I feel lucky that I have overt symptoms because I can and will never cheat. Most though, 9 out of 10 people to be exact, are asymptomatic and still eat gluten because they aren’t seeing or feeling the true damage being done inside.

My advice, ALWAYS READ LABELS, all labels. If you cannot read labels then ask questions, if you do not get an answer you feel comfortable with then do not eat it. Always bring some sort

of snack reserves with you just in case, this has saved me more often than I can

say. The last thing you want to do is be so hungry that you decide to eat something you know will make you sick. Call ahead to restaurants

and ask about how they prepare their food and about cross contamination.

Do your research to educate yourself so you can educate those around you. And most of all, do not give up, it does get easier and in the long run you are healthier because of it.

Kirsten Berrman

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Top Wins f UN Recognizes Human Rights of LGBTI People

Last June, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community won a major milestone in a long struggle for equality and justice. In a 23 to 19 vote, the UN Human Rights Council adopted the first ever resolution to explicitly recognize and protect the human rights of LGBTI people, affirming LGBTI rights are indeed human rights

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Reporting Rape in Pakist

In Pakistan, where rape cases are largely unreported and sensationalized by the media, a courageous survivor of rape, Mukhtaran Mai, and a women’s rights organization are sparking a national debate on how media and society talk about rape. While the media’s reporting is important, photos of the survivor are sometimes published, and stories often leave out critical information about the rapist and the crime. Page 42 E The Magazine for Today’s Female Executive

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Sri Lankan Women Workers Fight Back

In May 2011, over 40,000 garment workers, mostly women, walked out of their factories in the Katunayake Free Trade Zone (FTZ) to protest a wage-cutting pension bill introduced by the Sri Lankan Parliament in order to obtain a $2.6 billion IMF loan

Women’s Human Rights Central to Peace In 2011, the Nobel Committee awarded their Peace Prize to two Liberian women— peace activist Leymah Gbowee and President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf—and Yemeni prodemocracy activist, Tawakkul Karman, all of whom are connected with Global Fund grantee partners

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Truth is sometimes a hard thing to tell especially when it’s ROOTS are buried in a painful history. It takes an extraordinary talent to unearth the truthin tact and present it to a diverse audience. My Haley grew up under her grandmother’s watchful, wise tutelage, she spent her early childhood in South Charleston, West Virginia before her parents moved the family to Columbus, Ohio. While working on her doctorate in Communications and African American Studies at The Page 44 E The Magazine for Today’s Female Executive

Ohio State University, My was inspired by a speech delivered on campus by author Alex Haley. After achieving her goal of earn-

ing a PhD, she set out on her next goal: to work with the renowned author.Impressed by My’s drive and talent, Alex Haley gave her a major assignment—to assist him in writing the remaining twothirds of a book that was long overdue to his publisher. Within a matter of months together they completed the work and that book, Roots: The Saga of An American Family, Subscription link www.female-exec.com/s.html


From a Student at Ohio State University to completing

THE BOOK That woke up the

And now, she has given us more facts about an unknown hero of the civil war. A woman and a slave.In her recent book The Treason of Mary Louvestre. catapulted Alex Haley to international fame. My and Alex married in 1977, and over the years collaborated on many projects, including the miniseries Roots: The Next Generation. After Alex’s death, My Haley immersed herself in writing pieces based upon her growing up with her grandmother, other novels, and many screenplays for feature film and TV. With this book, My has returned to her own roots as an author. First, ROOTS, now The Treason of Mary Louvestre, published in 2013. Subscription link www.female-exec.com/s.html

This novel is just the first of numerous books and projects she’s readying for launch. It is an historical novel inspired by the little known but true story of a black woman spy during the Civil War, whose courageous actions led to a northern victory in the important naval battle at Hampton Roads,

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ordinary person doing extraordinary things. My lives with her partner in Las Vegas where she writes, explores natural health solutions, enjoys cooking and searching out organic foods. She has fun with her extended family in Arizona whenever possible. She also devotes time to developing future projects including an online magazine, a video game, a line of fashionable kufis, children’s books, and cookbooks–all while writing new novels.

Most of My Haley’s work requires and extensive amount of research. The researcher must immerse herself into the life of the researched.

This was the case in ROOTS as well as The Treason of Mary Louvestre.

years ago and involved the lives of individuals, most of society considered invisible, not fully human, property or chattel. The tasks of unearthing their history is extra pain stalking and adds significant value ot the groundwork required to bring this piece of history to life.

The Treason of Mary Louvestre is based on the true story of a seamstress slave from the Confederate town of Norfolk, Virginia. When her owner gets involved with modifications to the Ironclad CSS

Unlike pure fiction, this work is an archeological reconstruction mixed with a bit of carefully applied “creative liberty”. As these events took place over a hundred

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where she hands over the plans. Mary’s act of bravery is ably told by Haley, using a rich narrative and characters drawn from that pinnacle era of American history. First there was Roots, now there is The Treason of Mary Louvestre. “I said, ‘I

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Her youthful interest in soon grew into a lifelo Ranch work also bega bara. Barely six, she c helping at the corrals horse. Ever

since been documenti grit” and roman her experiences ranch and on ot in the West.

Barbara Van Cleve Barbara Van Cleve’s heritage is rich with family history and firsthand experience. Her family’s ranch, the Lazy K Bar, was founded in 1880 on the east slopes of the Crazy Mountains near Melville, Montana. Her father, Spike Van Cleve, was a unique combination of writer, poet, Harvard scholar, and expert horseman-and “a pure quill Montanan,” as her father once put it.

As a photographer, she has held a camera since she was 11 years old when her parents gave her a “Brownie” camera and a home developing kit.

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Since that time she has had over 60 one-person shows and has been in over 100 group shows. Her work is in public and private collections in the United States as well as internationally. Her photography has been published in Roughstock Sonnets, (with poetry by Paul Zarzyski), Way Out West, and Cowboys:

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A Horseback Heritage. KOAT-TV, an ABC affiliate in Albuquerque, New Mexico produced and aired a thirty-minute video documentary, "Barbara Van Cleve: Capturing Grace", in 1993. In the Fall, 1995 her book, Hard Twist: Western Ranch Women was published by Museum of New Mexico Press, and she was inducted into the Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas. All This Way for the Short Ride (with poet Paul Zarzyski) was published by the Museum of New Mexico Press in 1997. Her newest project is a book Holding the Reins written by Marc Talbert and illustrated with her photographs about ranch girls. It was published by Harper Collins in February 2003. She moved back

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When asked what is the one piece of advise you would give young professional women. She replies “ I would say that a younger professional woman must be fully secure in the knowledge of her skills and her work ethic. Above all she must realize that a male colleague is not superior to her simply because he is male. That is rubbish. Men have a narrower range of the abilities required in the professions; whereas women have a much broader range due in part to their femaleness i.e. intuition, empathy, emotional awareness etc. Therefore she should believe, be completely convinced of the strengths she brings to her position. She should not look to other people for confirmation of her belief in her self. Just be fully convinced that she can do anything she wants to a "glass ceiling" do. Yes, there is but I don't advocate scheming and manipulation to break through it. She should be secure enough to resign a particular position if a well deserved promotion is not forthcoming. “ Subscription link www.female-exec.com/s.html

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What One man Did On His Vacation 76 Years Ago Your Executive Skills CAN Change the World By Althea Ledford Born in 1909 to German Jewish parents, Winston, initially named Wertheim, was born. A normal Jewish childhood with the exception of the family converting to Christianity at the time they migrated to London. In 1923, Winton entered Stowe School, which had just opened. He left without graduating, attending night school while volunteering at the Midland Bank. He then went to Hamburg, where he worked at Behrens Bank, followed by Wasserman Bank in Berlin. In 1931, he moved to France and worked for the Banque Nationale de Crédit in Paris. He

also earned a banking qualification in France. Returning to London, he became a broker at the London Stock Exchange. Subscription link www.female-exec.com/s.html

Shortly before Christmas 1938, Winton was planning to travel to Switzerland for a skiing holiday. He decided instead to visit Prague and help his friend Martin Blake, who had called to ask him to assist in Jewish welfare work. Winton single-

handedly established an organization to aid children from Jewish families at risk from the Nazis. He set up his office at a dining room table in his hotel in Wenceslas Square. In November 1938, following the Kristallnacht in Nazi-ruled Germany, the House of Commons approved a measure to allow the entry into Britain of refugees younger than 17, provided they had a place to stay and a warranty of £50 was deposited for their eventual return to their own country. E The Magazine for Today’s Female Executive Page 59


An important obstacle was getting official permission to cross into the Netherlands, as the children were destined to embark on the ferry at the Hook of Holland. After the Kristallnacht in November 1938, the Dutch government officially closed its borders to any Jewish refugees. The border guards (marechaussee) actively searched for them and returned any found to Germany, despite the horrors of Kristallnacht being well known. (From the border, the synagogue in Aachen could be seen burning just 3 miles away). Winton succeeded, thanks to the guarantees he had obtained from Britain. After the first train, crossing the Netherlands went smoothly.

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(In 2012, a statue was erected on the quay at the Hook to commemorate all who had saved Jewish children.)

Winton found homes in Britain for 669 children, many of whose parents would perish in Auschwitz. Winton's mother worked with him to place the children in homes and later hostels. Throughout the summer, Winton placed advertisements seeking families to accept them. The

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Winton sought registration as a conscientious objector and served during the war with the Red Cross, but in 1940 he rescinded his objection to join the Royal Air Force, Administrative and Special Duties Branch. He was

initially an airman, rising to sergeant by the time he was commissioned on June 22, 1944 as an acting pilot officer on probation. He was later promoted to pilot officer on probation and then war substantive flying officer. He relinquished his commission on 19 May 1954, retaining the honorary rank of flight lieutenant.

Winton kept quiet about his humanitarian exploits for many years, until his wife Grete found a detailed scrapbook in their attic in 1988.

It contained lists of the children, including their parents' names, and the names and addresses of the families that took them in. By sending letters to these addresses, 80 of "Winton's children" were found in Britain. The world found out about his work in 1988 during an episode of the BBC television program That's Life! when he was invited as a member of the audience. At one point Winton's scrapbook was shown, and his achievements explained.

The host of the program, Esther Rantzen, asked whether any in the audience owed their lives to Winton, and, if so, to stand – more than two dozen people surrounding Winton rose and applauded. Subscription link www.female-exec.com/s.html

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In the 1983 Queen's Birthday Honors, Winton was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for his work in establishing the Abbeyfield homes for the elderly in Britain, and in the 2002 New Year Honors, he was knighted in recognition of his work on the Czech Kindertransport. He met the Queen again during her state visit to Bratislava, Slovakia in October 2008. In 2003, Winton received the Pride of Britain Award for Lifetime Achievement. Winton was awarded Order of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Fourth Class, by the Czech President in 1998. In 2008, he was honored by the Czech government in several ways. An elementary school in Kunžak is named after him, and he was awarded the Cross of Merit of the Minister of Defense, Grade I. The Czech government nominated him for the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize. The minor planet 19384 Winton was named in his honor Page 62 E The Magazine for Today’s Female Executive

by Czech astronomers Jana Tichá and Miloš Tichý. Winton was baptized as a Christian, but his Jewish ancestry disqualified him from being declared a Righteous Among the Nations by Israel. In 2010, Winton was named a British Hero of the Holocaust by the British Government.

In September 2010, his statue was unveiled at Maidenhead railway station by Home Secretary Theresa May, MP for Maidenhead. Created by Lydia Karpinska, it depicts Winton sitting on a bench and reading a book. Another statue in his honor is on Platform 1 of the Praha

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It depicts Winton holding a child hlavní nádraží railway station. and standing next to another one. Created by Flor Kent, it was unveiled as part of a larger commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the last Kindertransport train, 1 September 2009 (see also Winton train, below).

In 2014 the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation established a schools' literary competition named for Winton. The contest is for high school students, who are invited to write essays about Winton's legacy. Segment Sources: Wikipedia

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Brook and Nick

BROOKE WILLIAMSON & NICK ROBERTS

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I rarely recommend a restaurant but when I walked out of this one I thought “they Get it” –Althea Brooke Williamson’s entire life has always been about food. Ever since she can remember, Williamson wanted to become a chef or a restaurateur. After working with some of the country's top chefs, her dream has finally been realized in the form of successful ventures such as Amuse Café, Beechwood, and projects with chefhusband Nick Roberts; Hudson House in Redondo Beach and The Tripel & 4-in-1 concept Playa Provisions in Playa Del Rey.

A native of Los Angeles, Williamson began her culinary career at a young age as a teacher’s assistant at the Epicurean Institute of Los Angeles. Williamson began working in professional kitchens at the age of 18 as a pastry assistant at Fenix at the Argyle Hotel under Chef Ken Frank. As her star quality began to shine, Chef Michael McCarty took notice and invited the young chef to work at his acclaimed Santa Monica restaurant, Michael’s, under executive Chef Sang Yoon. Within one year she became sous chef at Michael's. Two years later, Williamson headed to the East Coast to intern at the celebrated restaurant Daniel in New York. She then returned

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to Los Angeles, where she was appointed executive chef at L.A. restaurant, Boxer. Williamson then continued her culinary career as executive chef of Zax in Brentwood, raising the bar on seasonal American cuisine by infusing local ingredients from Southern California with more diverse and global flavors. During her time at Zax, she was honored by media outlets such as the Los Angeles Times and Forbes as a culinary mastermind. She was also invited to cook at the James Beard house, being the youngest ever female chef to do so. After leaving Zax, Williamson and fellow Zax partner Nick Roberts opened Amuse Café and later Beechwood in Venice, where Williamson and

Roberts earned the title "Rising Star Chefs" by StarChefs. Along with Roberts, Williamson opened the American gastropub, Hudson House, in March 2009, and The Tripel in Playa Del Rey, in April 2011. Their most recent venture, Playa Provisions, is a 4-in-1 concept which includes an ice cream shop (with all ice creams made in house) called Small Batch; a market counter serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, called King Beach; a back-room whiskey bar called Grain; and a more high-end dining space dedicated to seasonal seafood fare called Dockside. In her day-to-day operations, Williamson is responsible for running the front and back of house and creating all specialty cocktails, wine, and beer menus. In 2010 Williamson also became certified by The Court of Master Sommeliers. She finds that her truest inspiration, aside from good food and libations, comes from her son and restaurant namesake, Hudson. Other than spending time with her beloved family, Williamson loves running, hiking, traveling, and spending hours wandering around the supermarket. Williamson was recently the runner up on Top Chef Season 10 in Seattle which has catapulted her to “Celebrity Chef” status. Brooke is currently starring as a

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host and mentor on MTV’s first foodie series House of Food, and recently won her battle on the popular Esquire series Knife Fight.

She is

currently filming Bravo’s new series Top Chef Duels, set to premier this summer. Brooke has also appeared as a guest on Watch What Happens Live, Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family, and international talk show Arise 360. Bringing over sixteen years of restaurant experience to his role as chef/owner, Nick Roberts is an accomplished hospitality professional with successful ventures such as Amuse Café, Beechwood in Venice, Hudson c House and most recently The Tripel and Playa Provisions in Playa Del Rey. Roberts, along with wife Brooke Williamson, has once again set the gold standard for casual, simple and exceptional New American gastropub fare with Hudson House and The Tripel as well as 4-in-1 concept Playa Provisions.

Growing up in Durney Vinyards, a family-owned vineyard and wine operation in Carmel, California, Roberts always found the world of

Frozen Banana Sundae with housemade banana ice cream, housemade

coffee + milk ice cream, hot fudge, frozen banana, handmade waffle cone, peanuts that are candied and then fried, whipped cream and a luxardo cherry. culinary arts fascinating. As a child, while his brothers played sports outside, Roberts would often find himself helping his mother and grandmother in the kitchen. At

fifteen, Roberts started his restaurant career as a busboy. From that point on, he knew that the hospitality industry was his calling in life.

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This strong passion for food led him to the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. After earning his A.A degree, Roberts headed back to his hometown to become a rounds cook (chef tournant) at the prestigious Highlands Inn Restaurant. According to Roberts, “It was at Highlands Inn where [my] true culinary training began.” Roberts later moved to Southern California and worked at Hotel Bel-Air before joining the team at Zax in Brentwood where he met his future wife, Williamson. He then traveled to New York City to work at Café Boulud before returning to the West Coast to open his own restaurant business. His business savvy along with his fantastic culinary skills helped husband-and-wife duo Roberts and Williamson open Amuse Café,

Roberts and his wife opened Hud-

Lobster Roll topped with pickled mustard seeds, celery and crushed potato chips Roberts and his wife opened Hudson House, a cool gastropub with a laid back vibe, in the South Bay in March of 2009 and more recently The Tripel in Playa Del Rey in March of 2011 and Playa Provisions in May 2014. Roberts finds himself doing everything from cooking and waiting tables to fixing tiles. He finds that his inspirations in life come from daily challenges, meeting new people, and learning from the

When he is not at one of his restaurants, Roberts can be found trekking the great outdoors, surfing the beaches of Los Angeles or spending quality time with his family. people he works with.

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Morovino Winery

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Morovino Winery On Avila Beach

ABOUT MOROVINO Morovino was started in 1994 by Italian-born winemaker Guerinno “Gerry” Moro. In 2007, Andrea and David Bradford, lifelong wine lovers, took over the day-to-day operation of Morovino and continue making award-winning wines blending the best of Italian winemaking tradition with just a touch of California fruit. Winemaker An-

drea Bradford, a true foodie, believes that the best wines should be food friendly and approachable. She brings 40 years of experience and experimentation in the kitchen to her winemaking.

Morovino celebrates the everyday appreciation of fine wines. At the Morovino tasting room, Andrea and David delight in sharing their knowledge of food, wine and winemaking. Morovino embraces the Italian winemaking philosophy of: Wine! Food! Fun! Family!

ity that makes them ideal to pair with a variety of dishes.

The Morovino tasting room is located in Avila Beach, just a block from the ocean, At the tasting room, it is the goal of Morovino’s hosts to offer an interesting, educational, entertaining experience

Her wines are dense, smooth and wellbalanced with a bright acid-

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HOURS: Open Daily 12 - 6 Open Friday, 12 - 7 (Last tasting – 15 minutes prior to closing)

to all their guests. Choose from a seat at the bar, or relax with friends in the comfortable “wine

After your visit, stroll the Avila Beach promenade with its charming shops, excellent restaurants and beautiful beach. lounge”.

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Morovino Winery On Avila Beach

These are wines that you cannot find at

Grapes are primarily sourced from Santa Barbara County and include fruit from some of the area’s most prestigious and established vineyards.

the local grocery store!

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Total Cases Produced 2,000 Cases Annually

Core Varieties     

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Laurie Forster The Wine Coach

Laurie Forster The Wine Coach, is one of the country’s leading wine experts whose mission is to demystify wine one glass at a time. The queen of wine edutainment, she is also the author of the award-winning book, The Sipping Point and a regular guest on TV and radio shows across the country. Laurie’s

specialty is delivering unique corporate keynotes, teambuilding events and group tasting seminars for corporate leaders such as MetLife, LG, Microsoft and the US Chamber of Commerce.

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Laurie’s radio show The Sipping Point can be heard every week on WBAL or in her free App The Wine Coach which was rated one of the Top 8 Wine Apps by Wine Enthusiast magazine. She partners with her better half Chef Michael Forster to create HeCooksSheWines.com and The Wine Coach Club, a wine and recipe of the month club.

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Stress Free Pairings Does the thought of selecting wines for your next party or business dinner make you feel queasy? You are not alone. Many people find choosing wine a stressful task, but it does not have to be. Think of wine as an ingredient

in the recipe for a particular dish, not an independent beverage. When selecting a wine it should taste as good or better when enjoyed with that dish as it does alone. The following guidelines help narrow your choices and create stress free pairings.

Match “like weights” match the weight of the wine with the weight of the food—light fare with lighter bodied, Specifically,

more delicate wines, and fuller bodied wines with bigger foods. This is one of the food and wine concepts that is most intuitive. Most

of us wouldn't think to order a light, fruity Sauvignon Blanc with a fillet mignon. Conversely,

a glass of hearty Cabernet Sauvignon doesn’t go well with a delicate seafood salad. Think of a boxing match—would you put a heavyweight in the ring with a featherweight?

The wine and food should work together NOT overpower each other.

Think of your pairing strategy—Contrast or complement? We have all heard the sayings "opposites attract," or the converse, complementary partners make the best matches." Sound like relationship advice? Well it is, but these rules also create successful food and wine pairings. Contrasting uses diverse flavors to enhance the differences;

whereas complementary matches flavors to enhance the similarities. Think of a seafood dish in a creamy sauce. You could complement it with a rich, mellow white like Chardonnay or contrast it with a crisper white like Pinot

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Stress Free Pairings Continued...

Salt needs Acid Acid in wine is that tangy or sour sensation you get on your tongue. That pucker factor is found in crisp wines like Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Albariño to name a few.

Salty foods neutralize or soften acidity in a wine and need to be paired with higher acid wines. Most meals should have at least moderate acidity. If the dish is particularly salty or briny, e.g., oysters, crabs, pickled items, etc.—look for crisp or high acid wines.

Fats Soften Tannins

Tannins are naturally astringent substances found in grape skins, as well as other foods like walnuts. Tannins are

perceived in our mouths as a sense of dryness. Reds

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cheese or stew. Try a Cabernet Sauvignon with a bite of steak and notice how the tannins soften in your wine. Bold reds pair nicely with heartier dishes—Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec or Syrah.

Sweet with Spicy Fruity or sweeter wines tone down spicy foods,

whereas high alcohol, dry wines intensify the heat of spices. If you are serving spicy cuisine you need to find wines that are fruity and even a bit sweet to counteract.

Whites that work with spicy food include lush whites like

Riesling, Viognier, Gewürztraminer or Sauvignon Blanc. Reds that pair nicely with spicy dishes include fruity, lower tannin wines such as Beaujolais, Pinot Noir or Shiraz. In the end wine pairing is subject to personal taste.

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Chances are you and your dinner mates won’t always agree on what the best pairing is for each course but these rules can simplify selecting wine pairings. Next time you entertain you can concentrate on the most important pairing—

enjoying time with your guests!

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Why Pick Franchising to Invest Your Money? By David Goodman

First of all, I must note that one should never devote all of one’s investment dollars to a single investment vehicle. Nevertheless, if you have, comfortably, between $50K to $150K available, it is possible to put yourself in a position where you are now calling the shots regarding your financial future. It is, also, possible to invest in a franchise with less, however, that can only be determined for sure on a case-by-case basis. Please go to my website www.franchiseopportunityfinder.com/?feref=547

for more details. I had Dora come to me and say that she was 55 years old, retired and on a very comfortable pension. She did not want to work or start a business. On the other hand, her daughter, Joan, was floundering. Joan did not want to Page 82 E The Magazine for Today’s Female Executive

go to college and had no direction. Dora theorized that she could periodically give her daughter money to support Joan and Joan’s small child. However, when Dora is no longer around what will become of the young family? Following in the mold of a “mom with a mission,” Dora wanted to give her daughter a way to support herself. She came to me with her problem. Easy solution: have Dora invest in a business for her daughter. I spoke with Joan, in depth. I learned, via a rather scientific questioning process, what were her needs, desires, skills,

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and financial capabilities. This segment of the process fulfills two very important functions. Firstly, it clarifies in my mind exactly what would be considered a perfect business match for Dora. And, secondly, which is even more important, it will solidify in her mind what she would want to do for the rest of her life. This is singularly the most significant segment of the process. The rest is a walk in the park. I simply feed that information into a proprietary software program and review the results. The next step is not so scientific. Many consultants omit this step and, and this is where, I believe, other consultants go astray in choosing a super match for their clients.

steer their life into a completely new direction. Buying a franchise obviates these concerns by eliminating much of the hard work. They can find a location, negotiate the lease, hire reliable contractors, keep costs down, and stay on the correct schedule to finish building on time. Here is a list of additional reasons why you should consider investing in a franchise.

I consider what I call, “The Human Factor”. Using the computer generated data, I draw on my almost 50 years of business experience and find the business that will be most complementary to Dora’s overall persona. I

There is a higher likelihood of

And, if needed, I can increase that number.

Buying a franchise is much different than buying a momand-pop shop. Because a successful system is in place, there is a much higher rate of success. Bottom line, if you follow success, you will most likely duplicate that success.

have an initial pool of about 500 franchise opportunities I can utilize.

The story has a great ending, Joan owns a retail health food business, and Dora periodically joins in to help out. She has told me that

the new business enterprise has enriched her life. It has allowed her to grow even closer with her daughter, and perhaps more importantly she can sleep much easier knowing that her daughter is financially secure.

There are a number of reasons why this investment was logical. There are many people who have what it takes to be successful in business, but those same people may not have what it takes to get the business up and running. One may not be competent in financing, finding the correct location, or negotiating terms for a lease. In addition, one might not have the confidence it takes to Subscription link www.female-exec.com/s.html

When you buy a franchise you buy a proven system. All franchises

have a system in place that you must follow. This system is the most important precept for success. Each franchise has a unique system that has been calibrated over the years for optimum productivity and sales. Having a proven system in place eliminates guess work and errors that commonly plague a new business owner.

The Corporate Image and Brand Awareness. When you buy into a system

that is firmly established through brand awareness, customers are more likely to buy from you. Being familiar with an item, customers typically feel more comfortable regarding quality, price, and their ability to return the item should they later feel compelled to do so. Whereas new business owners must struggle with gaining the trust of their consumers, owners of a franchise may ride comfortably on the coattails of the company’s good reputation.

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may help orchestrate the loan process so the candidate is given the optimal opportunity for success.

There is Exclusive Territory Awarded to You. When you buy a

The Franchisor has its long-term growth at stake so there is a lengthy qualifying process to ensure a good match. Some Franchisors provide in-house financing or leasing.

franchise you will also, buy an exclusive territory. The Franchisor has scientifically monitored all the raw data regarding population, age, family information, and all other demographics that will be necessary to offer you the best opportunity for success.

The Training is Very Important. Most franchises offer 1-4 week training programs either at corporate headquarters, the franchise location, or both. This is a crucial feature that makes franchises stand out from any start-up business. For a franchise, one does not need any prior experience. The Franchisor has a program in place that will teach you how to duplicate the success of their franchise, thusly eliminating many costly or fatal errors.

There is Constant and Ongoing Support. When you buy a franchise business, you are in business for yourself, but never by yourself. You will always have the ability to pick up the phone and call for help or ask questions. You will feel like you are contributing to the growth of a family in which you have become an integral part.

Help with Marketing.

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Another appropriate anecdote is the story of two women who through an unusual business venture, came into a wind-fall profit following an unusual happenstance. They were immensely gratified by their luck, but at the same time sought something that would be more predictable and long-lasting; Something that they could depend on when their initial good fortune runs out. They turned to me to help them find a franchise. I followed the same program that I had done with Joan and Dora. However, this was different. These clients were strongheaded and had completely different ideas regarding which avenue they should embark upon. I did the identical assessment for each of them and determined their individual strengths. I learned, as they did, that a retail business may not suit either of them. I also learned that one client would be happier with a more sales- and marketing-oriented franchise, whereas the other would do better with a franchise that could showcase the client’s artistic and illustrative mind. Fortunately, I have a number of franchises that would fit

However, to give them greater control of the process, I showed them another userfriendly website they could explore on their own: the bill.

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I gave them the parameters they should be cognizant of according to the proprietary questionnaire results and told them to kind of freewheel it, have fun! Based on their findings, they came to me with some specific interests. I fine-tuned their search and again came up with a perfect match. They are quite happy with the result. Now, they are enjoying a comfortable and predictable income based upon my—as well as their own—input.

Here are a few scenarios that could make one a good candidate to buy a franchise. (However, at this time I must

reiterate one must always spread risk. It is prudent to invest one’s nest egg in multiple financial vehicles):  Your spouse passes and leaves you with a large sum of money. However, you are young, and you know it most likely will not last.  You sell your home and downsize. Now you have a large sum of money.  Your accountant says that you and your spouse need to find another revenue stream.  Your spouse, son, daughter, or grandchild is not happy with his or her life and wants a change.  You feel that you are in a dead end job and the future is murky.  Your current company is looking to close its doors and leave you and many other employees out in the cold. Subscription link www.female-exec.com/s.html

Of course this is a lot to digest. I do not expect that reading this article would make you decide that franchising is, without a doubt right for you. Ultimately, you should seek a professional to help you decide. However, suffice it to say, if you were at the Kentucky Derby and bet that all the horses would at least cross the finish line, you would have at least a 95% chance of winning. I suggest you be your own workhorse and bet on yourself to cross that finish line. When you buy a franchise, you invest in yourself. And, in my opinion, that’s always a safe bet. David Goodman is the President and CEO of Franchise Biz Consulting, LLC

Franchise Biz Consulting, LLC David Goodman Office 818 578 8706/Cell 856 287 0303 Email adaress: david@franchisebizconsulting.com Website: www.franchisebizconsulting.com If you are truly serious about taking the control of your life away from others and finally seizing the reigns of your own destiny, please call me. E The Magazine for Today’s Female Executive Page 85


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California Black Chamber Ron Brown Business & Economic Summit

August 21-23, 2014 LAX Marriot-Los Angeles, California “Over the course of 3 days, the CA Black Chamber of Commerce & Foundation will host small businesses, government agencies, and industry partners in an effort to build relationships and encourage partnerships, and develop contracting opportunities for small businesses around the state.

NEW!!! August 21, 2014 in association with the Ron Brown Business Economic Summit, the CBCC will host its first Minority Women in Business Symposium entitled, “Success above the Glass Ceiling- Is it Real? Women from all walks of life; corporate, public service and entrepreneurs will share their stories of success and give invaluable insight to attendees. “–Aubry Stone President

Aubry Stone

President

Madam President- M C Townsend- Regional Black Chamber,

serving at the 2014 Women’s Symposium as moderator/speaker, hosting a powerful session entitled "Balancing Career & Family", while sustaining success Above the Glass Ceiling - is it real? Madam Townsend has served as an extraordinary mentor to many small, minority & women owned businesses over the past 15 years, which has earned her several distinguished recognitions over the years, including receiving the honor of having her name place in the congressional hall of records in Washington DC, nominated as National Mentor of the Year, and honored as International Woman of the Year. Joining her will be a powerful array of women, thru-out the day , who as well will share invaluable intel, on "balancing career & family, while sustaining success above the glass ceiling, to the many expected attendance of hundreds of women business owners, mothers, wives, young ladies, and a host of other attendees. Madam M C Townsend currently also President-Ca.Black Chamber’s COUNCIL of Chambers-Statewide

Congresswoman Emeritus

33rd District Dr. Diane E. Watson,

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Terry Stuart Forst Executive Rancher

www.stuartranch.com Robert Clay Freeny, born January 14, 1812, came by stagecoach in 1838, to Fort Towson Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory. He soon married Sarah "Sallie" Ellis, the daughter of John Ellis, the Choctaw

son of MoShu-la-Tubby. He was a famous chief of the Choctaw Indians back in Mississippi, prior to the tribes removal west on the Trail of Tears. Robert and Sarah's son, Robert Clay Freeny (Clay), was born on August 8, 1850. He was 13 years old in 1863 when his family moved to Boggy Depot, which is a branch of the old Texas road. Boggy Depot was located approximately 14 miles west of Atoka on the Clear Boggy River. It was the principal Confed-

erate Commissary north of Texas during that period of the Civil War. Sarah Ellis Freeny died July 24, 1868. At the time of her death, Sarah was 46 years old and the mother of 12 children- James, John, Andrew, Elizabeth, Sarah, Mary, Robert, Henry, Ruben, Daniel, Benjamin and Frances. In late 1868, Robert Clay Freeny moved his family west of Caddo for a short time before locating northeast of town on what was known as the Redlands.

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Clay Freeny married Josephene Baxter after the death of his wife Mary Beck in 1894. Clay and Josephene had 7 children. He raised cattle, horses, mules and farmed. In August 1902 Clay Freeny became “County and Probate Judge” of Blue County, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory. He served in that capacity for four years and was forever recognized and identified as Judge Freeny. His only daughter with Josephene, Carrie Ida Freeny was born in 1900. She attended Tuskahoma (Red Warrior in Choctaw) Choctaw School for Girls. Tuskahoma has served as the capital of the Choctaw Nation.

“Her transportation to school consisted of a buggy ride from the ranch” On January 24, 1880, Robert Terry Stuart was born to Champ Terry Stuart and Betty Raines in Lawrence, Texas. Champ Stuart was a cattle rancher, “one of the old timers who knew the trails by-ways of the Texas plains…a guy who had a way with lassos and a dogie” an excerpt from the book, This is Colonel Stuart by Henry G. Bennett. “The eldest of 2 brothers and 2 sisters, he grew up in a household where his father had a strong backbone and expected no less from his sons.” After college, Colonel Stuart taught school, sold life insurance and wanted to study law. His “life saving” occupation came as a windfall-hauling rock and he made a killing. Subscription link www.female-exec.com/s.html

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s the oldest ranch in the state of Oklahoma under continuous family ownership, we are

oud and honored to carry on a great family legacy. To quote my grandmother Carrie a Freeny Stuart, in reference to our forefathers, “These beloved pioneers have left a a eat heritage for us. Many years of hardship and devotion to their country and family ave produced hardy men of strong character. From this background came our great ate of Oklahoma in which there is much pride among her people." - Terry Stuart Forst Subscription link www.female-exec.com/s.html

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In 1904 he joined the Pacific Mutual Insurance Company at 28 he became president of his own concern, the American Home Life Insurance Company in Fort Worth and in 1916 bought Mid-Continent Life Insurance Company of Muskogee and moved the company to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Terry Stuart, one of four daughters born to Bob Stuart, is now heading up the operation at 7 Stuart Ranch along with her 2 sons, Clay and Ro These are the sixth generation Stuarts, named a their ancestors.

In 1930 Colonel Stuart met Ida Freeny and in 1931 they married. It was the wish of Judge Freeny that his only daughter to have the family homestead. In 1933 Bob Stuart was born to Ida and Colonel Stuart. Bob Stuart continued building the ranch and its legacy until his death in 2001.

Terry Stuart Forst began her position as Ranch manager in 1992, taking over from father. Newly widowed and the mother

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TERRY STUART FORST Executive Rancher

two boys, the 1976 animal science grad ate of Oklahoma State University went b to school to gain a thorough understand of the business side of ranching. She gra ated from the Oklahoma Ag Leadership Program in 1988 and the Texas Ranch M agement Program at Texas Christian Un sity in 1992.

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She has served as president of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association, was named the 2007 Oklahoma Cattleman of the Year, and was inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in November 2007.

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Terry brought the ranch to great success by making radical changes in the cattle operations, which dramatically impacted the ranch’s bottom line. She has continued to run the ranch in the ways that have worked for her and her family for many years, earning the respect and admiration of those involved in helping the ranch run smoothly. With an excellent work ethic and a big heaping of good manners,

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she has been recognized as a woman who has excelled in her field while exemplifying the pioneer spirit of the American 7S Stuart Ranch, continues today, the first ranch to be inducted into the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Hall of Fame, with Terry Stuart being recognized as a woman who has excelled in her field while exemplifying the pioneer the American West.

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Handling what LIFE throws YOUR WAY Changing Perspectives & Managing Stress Instead of Letting Stress Manage You! By Brenda Williams Change is inevitable – after all, nothing really stays the same. But in today’s

we’re on “uncertainty” overload, never knowing what will happen from one moment to the next. Here today, gone tomorrow – challenging times, it seems like

or, at the least, very different tomorrow. Uncertainty brings stress and confusion, and while most of us would be quick to say that we want less stress and more certainty in our lives, what we really want is less of a stressful reaction to what life is throwing our way. This is important because the impact of stress accumulates. Beyond the daily stress from living in our high-impact culture, some specific life events can really knock us for a loop. Even happy changes can cause Page 94 E The Magazine for Today’s Female Executive

bumps in the road, which we register both physically and emotionally. While we can’t eliminate stress from our lives, we can learn where our hot spots are and how to best reduce and manage the stress we do experience. First, it’s important to recognize how your type of response is an important factor in how well you manage stress.

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that people have to stressful situations. As you read through these five responses, you may want to think of a recent stressful event or news that you may have received, and see what your reaction to that event can teach you about how you habitually respond. You may have one type of response at work, and another at home, or you may react differently depending on who else is involved.

Immobilize The First, and unfortunately all too common response to stressful events is to suffer and become a victim to it. People who respond this way don’t take action. Things happen TO them – and though they may complain and be generally miserable about it, they don’t take any steps to do anything. They allow life to control them, instead of the other way around. This way of responding will take its toll on one’s physical and mental health.

Minimize The second type of response is to accept but minimize the situation. Someone with this response may say “so what,” or perhaps put a disproportionately weaker perspective on the situation by asking if it will it matter in a year – or a week – or even in a day. Although this may be true in the immediate situation, it risks potential to escalate later or compound into something more serious.

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action to bring it to resolution (or at least move toward resolution). This is a very powerful response, and one that many effective leaders employ .

Avoidance

The fourth way to respond is to avoid the situation. People responding this way make a decision not to get involved in a situation that they don’t see as concerning them, or upon which they can’t make an impact. For example, someone may choose not to get involved in a dispute going on within their office if it doesn’t directly involve them.

Change Perspective The fifth and final way that people generally respond to stress is to alter the experience of the situation. When we look at a situation differently, the experience itself changes. Changing perceptions is probably the most challenging of the responses, because we tend to be stuck in our own interpretations and assumptions about what’s happening, but it is also perhaps the most powerful of all.

Once you recognize that the choices you make have a direct relationship to increasing or decreasing in your stress level, you can then take a more proactive role in managing it to your advantage.

A few small steps can make a big difference.

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Top 10 Tips Does the idea of living without stress seem like an impossible dream? It is entirely possible to live a serene and contented life no matter what your circumstances are, but it does take pre-planning. You must know in advance how you will handle the inevitable ups and downs that produce stress, and when you establish that plan for yourself, you will be on your way to leading a stress-free life.

Here are ten tips to get you started on the no-stress path:

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Simplify your life so that you reduce extraneous distractions and confusion.

Each time you begin to feel stressed and anxious, stop what you are doing and assess the situation. Ask yourself what you can do to change it, and create a plan of action for yourself.

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Keep your body tuned up with proper nutrition and vitamin supplements. You wouldn't expect your car to be ready for a long drive on dirty oil, bald tires and cheap gas, so treat yourself like an expensive machine and cut out your reliance on sugar, caffeine and processed foods

Learn to recognize that you

Similarly, admit that you

can't be all things to all people. Put your quality energy into quality friendships and relationships, and minimize the rest.

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can't do every project or follow every idea that comes your way. Focus your energy where it matters the most to you.

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Build into your daily schedule time for brisk exercise, preferably at least thirty minutes. Make a commitment, and keep it. Exercise will help you offset the problems created by stress hormones. Subscription link www.female-exec.com/s.html


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Use your support system. You

Every day, do something that makes you feel good about yourself. For some, this

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do have one, don't you? If not, start paying more attention to friends and family members. Don't just be a taker. Be a giver as well, and enjoy the mutual benefit of having people in your life who care.

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might be getting spiritually centered with a prayer or meditation. For others, it could be the satisfaction of a job well done, that takes you a step closer to an important goal. For still others, it may be the knowledge that you made a difference in someone else's life by helping them out.

On any given day, realize that you can handle the problems and crises that come your way by doing your best and then letting go of the rest. You will

soon discover that the

real secret of stress-free living is to make a contribution toward the greater good. For so long we've all believed true happiness has a price. Whether it's long hours, missing a birthday, or family event - happiness seems like it takes a toll. But that’s only true if you let stressful situations manage you, instead of you managing it. If you're successful shouldn't you be happy? Shouldn't it be the best time

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Be open to some help.

There’s no need to become a martyr or feel guilty about asking for assistance. If you’re going through an especially stressful time or experiencing difficulty dealing with stress in your life, never hesitate to reach out to someone.

of your life? I think so. It’s your world, and you can create it as you wish. Remember, what one person sees as stressful, another person barely notices, or sees as exciting and full of opportunity. It’s all about perspective and action. How are you going to choose to perceive today?

Brenda Williams is a well-respected, Board Certified Coach who has provided consulting and coaching to individuals and businesses for over 25 years. Her focus is on leadership development and emotional intelligence, creating a Self Mastery System that leads to progressive communication skills and extraordinary relationships. She helps individuals and organizations make critical changes in their behavior, mindset and skills — leading to Laser Focused Results and Transformational Change.

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The Positive Results Corporation teaches leadership, character development and healthy relationships to prevent exposure to violence and high risk behaviors. We target dating, domestic and sexual violence, and bullying because these affect people of all ages and backgrounds PRC’s mission is to teach leadership, character development, and healthy relationships to promote healthy sustainable relationships, and prevent acts and exposure to violence and high risk behaviors. Page 100 E The Magazine for Today’s Female Executive

We build “positive results“ communities to encourage youth and families to be proactive in creating a legacy of anti-violence and prevention approaches which, ultimately, empower them in places where they live, work, worship, and educate. The

results are youth and families developing leadership and character development skills to make wise choices about their personal safety and safety of others, while building a culture of youth and families who embrace and promote nonviolence. Since our founding in 1993 in the height of national violence trends to the present, PRC has impacted the lives of 5,200 youth and families.

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Some of PRC’s most recent accomplishments include the City of Inglewood and Los Angeles establishing February as Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month, collaboration with the Los Angeles County Sheriff and . Los Angeles Police Department to conduct youth leadership academies, and partnership with the Housing Authority City of Los Angeles to implement PRC’s core programs in their Jordan Downs and Imperial Courts low-income housing developments; and hosting 3 Teen Summits at the Los Angeles Convention Center and on the campus of California Baptist University             

Teen Dating Violence Prevention & Awareness Dating Violence Bully Prevention Mentoring Leadership Conference Workshops Community Collaborator Neighborhood Council Youth Programs Healthy Relationships Senate Resolution 373 Student Safety

Century Sheriff Station Youth Leadership Academy on their final field trip and class party at the African American Firefighter Museum! This class is made up of some extremely amazing and talented young men and women! Special acknowledgement to my Youth Mentor! Thank you for all you have done to make this class a success! Thank you Captain Brent Burton for Always being a shining example of a Leader, Mentor, Role Model and Responsible Adult who takes the time to help develop our future leaders! Subscription link www.female-exec.com/s.html

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Born and raised in Los Angeles, Kandee is the Executive Director of The Positive Results Corporation, a non-profit whose mission is to teach leadership and character development skills, promote healthy sustainable relationships, and prevent acts and exposure to violence and

She is a Certified Domestic Violence Prevention and Awareness Advocator, who specializes in Teen Dating Violence, Certified GAP (Gang Alternative Program) Instructor and trained in Project Fatherhood. high risk behaviors.

In 2009, (then) California State Senator, Curren D. Price Jr. awarded Kandee a Shero for her volunteer & community service work. In October 2010, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa appointed Kandee to the Harbor Area Planning Commission. She serves on several Advisory Boards and is a Founding Board Member and Board Secretary for South Los Angeles Homeless TAY and Foster Care Collaborative. Page 102 E The Magazine for Today’s Female Executive

Kandee Lewis and Della Reese Recently Major Aja Brown added Kandee to Compton’s Policing Task Force, Education Sub Committee, plus she collaborates with New Star Family Justice Center developing Youth Peer Leaders. We successfully completed Annenberg Foundation's Alchemy and Alchemy PLUS, and UCLA’s Academies of Social Entrepreneurship. Some of Kandee’s most recent accomplishments include being a member of City Attorney, Mike Feuer’s Domestic Violence Round Table, coordinating Resolutions in the Cities of Inglewood, Los Angeles and Santa Monica, to establish February as Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month, speaking engagements at churches, and collaborating with 80 CBO, FBO and NPO’s, Los Angeles Subscription link www.female-exec.com/s.html


County Sheriff and Los Angeles Police Department to conduct youth leadership academies, bully and dating violence awareness and prevention workshops. Founder and creator of ‘Stop The Pain, Teen Summits’ we address the epidemic of Dating Violence & Bully Prevention. The PRC successfully hosted 4 Summits in 3 years, training over 2750 people, 1600 of which are students.

Workshops include suicide prevention, mental health, self defense training, healthy relationship, teen dating violence awareness & prevention, bulling, sexting, texting & social internet and health screenings.

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Prior to The Positive Results Corporation, Kandee was the Vice President of Sales & Interim President of a Technology company. Married for 31 years, Kandee has 3 adult children & a dog. Her favorite leisure activities including spending time with family, reading, cooking, swimming, jazz concerts and traveling.

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Positioning How a Local Start Up took on a National Brand

By Bruce Wiseman

There is a new positioning in town. But it has a back story. I live in a little community called Toluca Lake. It is adjacent to Burbank and is surrounded by the entertainment industry. Accordingly, many artists live here as have many before them. Bob

Hope’s home (now for sale) is a block and a half down the street and everyone from Frank Sinatra, W.C. Fields and Bing Crosby had homes here. So did Emilia Earhart. Ronald and Nancy Reagan had their wedding reception here at friend William Holden’s place. Subscription link www.female-exec.com/s.html

Many of today’s entertainers followed suit. Miley Cyrus is a few blocks away. Denzel moved, but Jack Black, Andy Garcia, Hillary Duff and Zac Efron and lots of others hang here.

It’s no surprise because you can throw a rock and hit Warner Brothers studios. Universal is up on the hill, Disney is just down the street. NBC is here as well, though, sadly, The Tonight Show has moved to New York. Still, Leno still drives his exotic cars along the back streets of town.

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The main drag running through Toluca Lake is Riverside Drive. At the East end of this little community of creativity is what is probably the most famous single burger joint in the country – the original Bob’s Big Boy. Built in 1949, and named after the first doublepatty burger, Bob’s still has car-hops on weekends and every Friday afternoon and evening their parking lot is filled with classic cars – everything from ’55 Chevys to 32 deuce coupes. The place looks like the parking lot of my old high school. The Beatles had burgers there in ’65. Really. Starbucks is right next to Bob’s – so close that when I’m in there enjoying some soft

scrambled eggs topped with parmesan cheese at 3:00 am writing one of these articles, I can pick up the wi-fi signal from next door.But Bob’s Big Boy isn’t the story here. Neither is Starbucks. Adjacent to Starbucks is the new kid in town. It’s called RAWkin Juice (www.rawkinjuice.com) I drove by it a few times after it opened. There is a Robeks two blocks down Riverside, and my first thought was “how does a new, stand-alone, juice boutique compete with a national brand like Robeks?” I was curious and finally went in. Once inside, the difference was obvious: everything is raw and organic. They have a very focused offering: organic fruit and vegetable juices, smoothies, salads…and desserts. For one thing, Robeks fruits and veggies are not organic. But that is not the point of the article. The point is the clever positioning RAWkin Juice uses for the brand. Remember, positioning ties your product or service to something already in the mind.

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RAWkin Juice ties their products to music – the “Good Vibrations” one gets from organic juices and smoothies are tied to the good vibrations of music. They have a positioning image of a guitar (made of fruits and vegetables). And look how cleverly their copy forwards their position.

Vibrations of Life Tune up your system Live, organic, farmfresh raw vegetables and fruits have natural vibrational frequencies. They can be destroyed by heat, speed or hard processes. RAWkin’ Juice protects and preserves the source of plant energy transferring its fresh vibrations to you. And

RAWkin’ Juice is… like music for your body, mind and spirit
. When you listen to music, vibrations enter your ear and go into your brain. The frequency of music affects how you feel. Fresh, raw plants also produce vibrations that resonate with your internal system. And

“We make “music” for your mouth.” Their menu is titled “Fresh Vibrations” and all of the menu items have funky names tied to music. Take a look. (you have to go to the main site

www.rawkinjuice.com and then click the menu icon.)

And of course Rawkin is a very clever play on “Rockin’”.

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I talked to one of the partners when I went in. He said they had been inundated with business from the stu-

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dios. No surprise. Filming - TV or movies – requires long, demanding hours. These drinks have a seriously healthy kick to them. I had a “Hemp Notes” – hemp seeds, mango, banana, kale, parsley, dates, spirulina, chorella, spring water – and wasn’t hungry for the rest of the day. The owners are intending to open 10 of these around LA. Properly managed, they should be a stunning success; they have a first -class product and a great brand riding on a clever position.

How about you? Does your brand have a position? If not, we can help you create one.

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In Thrive, Arianna Huffington makes an impassioned and compelling case for the need to redefine what it means to be successful in today's w o r l d . Arianna Huffington's personal wake-up call came in the form of a broken cheekbone and a nasty gash over her eye -- the result of a fall brought on by exhaustion and lack of sleep. As the cofounder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group -- one of the fastest growing media companies in the world -- celebrated as one of the world's most influential women, and gracing the covers of magazines, she was, by any traditional measure, extraordinarily successful. Yet as she found herself going from brain MRI to CAT scan to echocardiogram, to find out if there was any underlying medical problem beyond exhaustion, she wondered is this real l y w ha t s u c c es s feel s l ike?

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As more and more people are coming to realize, there is far more to living a truly successful life than just earning a bigger salary and capturing a corner office. Our relentless pursuit of the two traditional metrics of success -- money and power -- has led to an epidemic of burnout and stress-related illnesses, and an erosion in the quality of our relationships, family life, and, ironically, our careers. In being connected to the world 24/7, we're losing our connection to what truly matters. Our current definition of

success is, as Thrive shows, literally killing us. We need a new way forward. In a commencement address Arianna gave at Smith College in the spring of 2013, she likened our drive for money and power to two legs of a three-legged stool. They may hold us up temporarily, but sooner or later we're going to topple over. We need a third leg -- a third met-

ric for defining success -- to truly thrive.

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That third metric, she writes in Thrive, includes our well-being, our ability to draw on our intuition and inner wisdom, our sense of wonder, and our capacity for compassion and giving. As Arianna points out, our eulogies celebrate our lives very differently from the way society defines success. They don't commemorate our long hours in the office, our promotions, or our sterling PowerPoint presentations as we relentlessly raced to climb up the career ladder. They are not about our resumes -- they are about cherished memories, shared adventures, small kindnesses and acts of generosity, lifelong passions, and the things that m a d e u s l a u g h .

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In this deeply personal book, Arianna talks candidly about her own challenges with managing time and prioritizing the demands of a career and raising two daughters -- of juggling business deadlines and family crises, a harried dance that led to her collapse and to her "aha moment." Drawing on the latest groundbreaking research and scientific findings in the fields of psychology, sports, sleep, and physiology that show the profound and transformative effects of meditation, mindfulness, unplugging, and giving, Arianna shows us the way to a revolution in our culture, our thinking, our workplace, and our lives.

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Author and Poet

Wendell Berry Wendell Berry (born August 5, 1934) is an American novelist, poet, environmental activist, cultural critic, and farmer. A prolific author, he has

written dozens of novels, short stories, poems, and essays. He is an elected member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, a recipient of The National Humanities Medal, and the Jefferson Lecturer for 2012. He is also a 2013 Fellow of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Berry has been named the recipient of the 2013 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award.[1]

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Berry's nonfiction serves as an extended conversation about the life he values. According to him, the good life includes sustainable agriculture, appropriate technologies, healthy rural communities, connection to place, the pleasures of good food, husbandry, good work, local economics, the miracle of life, fidelity, frugality, reverence, and the interconnectedness of life. The threats Berry finds to this good simple life include: industrial farming and the industrialization of life, ignorance, hubris, greed, violence against others and against the natural world, the eroding topsoil in the United States, global economics, and environmental destruction. As a prominent defender of agrarian values, Berry's appreciation for traditional farming techniques, such as those of the Amish, grew in the 1970s, Subscription link www.female-exec.com/s.html


due in part to exchanges with Draft Horse Journal publisher Maurice Telleen. Berry has long been friendly to and supportive of Wes Jackson, believing that Jackson's agricultural research at The Land Institute lives out the promise of "solving for pattern" and using "nature as model." Author Rod Dreher writes that Berry's "unshakable devotion to the land, to localism, and to the dignity of traditional life makes him both a great American and, to the disgrace of our age, a prophet without honor in his native land." Similarly, Bill Kauffman argues that “Among the tragedies of contemporary politics is that Wendell Berry, as a man of place, has no place in a national political discussion that is framed by Gannett and Clear Channel." Historian Richard White callsBerry "the environmental writer who has most thoughtfully tried to come to terms with labor" and "one of the few environmental writers who takes work seriously."The concept of "Solving for pattern", coined by Berry in his essay of the same title, is the process of finding solutions that solve multiple problems, while minimizing the creation of new problems. The essay was originally

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published in the Rodale Press periodical The New Farm. Though Mr. Berry's use of the phrase was in direct reference to agriculture, it has since come to enjoy broader use throughout the design community.[35][36] Berry's core ideas, and in particular his poem "Sabbaths III (Santa Clara Valley)," guided the 2007 feature film Unforeseen, produced by Terrence Malick and Robert Redford.The film's director Laura Dunn stated, "We are of course most grateful to Mr. Berry for sharing his inspired work – his poem served as a guide post for me throughout this, at times meandering, project."Berry appears twice in the film narrating his own poem.

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Join NAFE at any of these Southern California Networks Nafe is the largest global network for women with thousands of members. They recently celebrated their 40th anniversary, headquartered in New York they have many affiliate networks across the country. Would a group of women sharing their dreams…supporting, encouraging and mentoring you, be beneficial at this time of your life. Nafe offers great benefits to members, and the annual membership is only $39.00 go to www.nafe.com and check out all the wonderful benefits and information on Southern CA networks at www.wrnafe.com Meeting fees are $10.00 for Nafe Members and $15.00 for guests./ As the Western & Mid Atlantic Regional Coordinator I invite YOU to join us at one of our monthly NAFE meetings, we also have several new networks soon to start, so get on the list so you can be invited to the kickoff meetings. It’s made up of entrepreneurs, small business owners, corporate executives and women working for companies or even women starting a business. Come and join us at one of these monthly Nafe affiliate meetings: Please contact the Director of the network below. Any Nafe questions you may contact me Robbie Motter Nafe Western & Mid Atlantic Regional Coordinator at 951-255-9200 or email rmotter@aol.com. Also another opportunity is to sign up on the network you are interested in joining meetup page, this gives you added exposure Nafe also has a Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter page and the Western Region Nafe also has a facebook page so those locations are also added benefits for our Global Nafe members. As a member you will join one of the networks but you may attend any of the network meetings each month as they all offer great networking opportunities. Carlsbad Nafe Affiliate Network will meet the 3rd Wednesday at 12:00 for a lunch meeting at Claim Jumper 5958 Avenida Encinitas, Carlsbad, San Diego, CA92008-4405 Contact Sweta Patel, Director, Phone 858-519-7649 email sp4387@gmail.com, or Maggie Gamillo 951-551-6512 email Maggie.gamill@homeinstead.com Carlsbad meetup page is http:// tinyurl.com/d6kyso3 Coastal Nafe Network Meets 4th Thursday at 11:30 am at Marie Callender's 12489 Seal Beach Blvd Seal Beach, Ca , Director Bobbi Tomsovic 714-492-9262 email btomsovic@yahoo.com Corona/Eastvale/.Norco/Chino Hills/Riverside Nafe Network Meets 1st Monday at 6:30 pm at Marie Callender’s 160 E Rincon Street, Corona, Ca, Director Grace Jeon 626-487-7181 email gracewithclass@gmail.com Also assisting her will be Sonja Prince Network will start June 2nd Corona Meetup page is http://tinyurl.com/l55gkbk

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