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Every Woman Visionaries Changing the World One Spirited Woman Step at a Time

READ OVER 40 INSPIRED STORIES FIND FANTASTIC RESOURCES GET GREAT TIPS

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Publisher’s Introduction by Nancy Mills, Founder of The Spirited Woman

Wow! Are we in a time when the world is changing or what? More so than ever before, women have the opportunity to make a difference, shake it up, wake it up, and step into their unstoppable power. We are the Every Woman Visionaries, changing the world one Spirited Woman step at a time. It is through our minds, our hearts, and our actions that the world is changing. As the founder, publisher and creator of Spirited Woman, a leading (and growing!) global women's empowerment community, it is my mission and the mission of Spirited Woman to deeply support all women inspiring women. That is why I am beyond thrilled to introduce the inaugural issue of the Spirited Woman 2012 Directory: Resources for an Inspired Life! The purpose of the Directory is to reach and inspire millions of women globally in a new way. Recognizing that the time is NOW for women, and that the technology and social media elements are in place to make a HUGE IMPACT - we embarked on a journey to create a Directory that would rock the universe. And make history! And we did it! Bold. New. A first. We created a magazine-style page-turning Directory, where women worldwide could share their inspirational stories, resources, and links - in one place - together! A Directory which can be embedded on your websites and shared with your friends through social media. More than 70 women from six countries and over 25 states participated in our first Directory. These Every Woman Visionaries deeply resonated with the Directory's revolutionary concept and committed to its vision - to bring women together from around the world and to connect with like-minded souls. This Directory is a salute to you - the Every Woman Visionary - and your spirit! May the force be with us all! And may there be many more Spirited Woman Directories to come. Nancy


Table of Contents Lifestyle

6

Fashion & Beauty

18

Health & Wellness

30

Spirited

42

Creative Arts

50

Healers

60

Transformative Business & Prosperity

72

Coaching & Support

84

Authors & Speakers

96

Inspired Products & Services

110

Radio/TV Shows

118

Books & CDs

130

Weight Loss, Diet & Nutrition

144

Astrology, Psychics & More

154

Non-Profits for Women

162

Spirited Woman Foundation

169

Find Out How to Be in 2013 Directory

170


Lifestyle Presented by

Katy Leakey Adventurer, Fair Trade Entrepreneur


Lifestyle as a “Way of Life” by Katy Leakey

When I was a little girl I had big dreams - but living in a tent deep in the African bush, with no running water, and taking bucket showers wasn’t one of them. Never, even in my wildest dreams, did I imagine that I would be living surrounded by wildlife, basically isolated from the world, and living among the pastoral Maasai. For years, I had lived in California, making my living as an artist. Married. Then divorced. It wasn’t until 2001, when I fell in love with and married Philip Leakey that I took the leap and moved from my continent to his continent, that my passion came fully alive and I finally began living the lifestyle I was meant to live. It took adversity - the likes that only Mother Nature can create - to shape my destiny. When I moved to Kenya, a terrible drought gripped East Africa. Philip and I soon found ourselves supporting over 100 families, women and children fending on their own, as the men drove their cattle far and wide in search of grazing. As the need outgrew our capacity, we came up with the idea to provide work opportunities for the women so they could help themselves. We needed a product that was easy to make in the bush yet would appeal to a global market if we were to really make a difference. So we designed a contemporary stylish single strand of jewelry, made from grass and glass beads strung on elastic, that could be worn as a bracelet, necklace or anything else a creative woman could fashion. We named it Zulugrass. In the beginning the rural men railed against their wives working for money, but over time they came to see the benefits created by their wives’ income for the community. “Being an orphan, no one was there for me; now I am able to feed my family and help in all ways. No more time for self-pity, only time for working," says Nolari, 32-years-old with five children. Noseuri, 56-years-old with eight children, says, “Women are no longer begging for basic needs and men have now recognized that women can be breadwinners and become valuable contributors to the society.” For Philip and me, the years building our Fair Trade company, The Leakey Collection, have been long and difficult. The challenges of wedding production in the bush with a demanding global market seem


insurmountable at times. Moreover, balancing the needs of local communities with limited resources is a constant concern especially in uncertain economic times. Yet, we continue to forge ahead - expanding our product line from fashion accessories to interior home and skin care. We remain fiercely dedicated to helping the Maasai women advance on all levels. For, you see, I have the privilege to live amongst some of the most elegant, selfconfident, and beautiful spirited women I know - women who live in ten-foot-long oval mud-huts women who have taught me more about lifestyle than anyone ever could. And I have found the greatest challenge of my life has become the most rewarding. www.leakeycollection.com

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Fabulously Successful Transformation Specialist, Dawn Z Bournand Dawn Z Bournand is founder of Fabulously Successful, a Paris, France-based personal transformation company. She works with women across the globe to assist them in creating their best life yet. With transformative focuses for Expats, Working Moms and Overworked Executives, Dawn guides women to increase their prosperity and have a massive impact on the world. E-Mail: Dawn@fabulouslysuccessful.com Website: http://www.fabulouslysuccessful.com http://www.facebook.com/dawnbournand http://www.twitter.com/dawnzbournand

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Dianne Neuman Painter, Workshop Facilitator "For Me ... it is All About Transformation." Please join me at my Painting Workshops in Mexico, France or California. Check out my website for more information. E-Mail: Freestonedianne@aol.com Phone: (707) 696 5701 Website: http://www.dngallery.com http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Dianne-Neuman/209890685727229?sk=wall http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dianne-neuman/27/6a5/633 http://twitter.com/#!/dianneneuman


Reaching for Your Mamalode by Elke Govertsen

I continue to surprise myself. At twenty-five, I woke up in a hospital bed barely hanging on. After contracting typhoid during a humanitarian trip, my gallbladder ruptured, spilling infection into my body. An emergency surgery to clean me up left me sliced open from sternum to pubic bone, and left many of my organs encased in scar tissue. At one point in my hospital stay, I let go completely. I saw the white light and Angels and Guides. A nurse in the ICU brought me back, and at that moment I hated her. But the moment passed and I was grateful. She and I are friends to this day. So at age 25, I was sliced open, still sick with typhoid (it hung on for about seven months) and with an alarmingly long list of things I could no longer do. I was told I would not have children. Recovery takes such a long time, and a lot of hard, hard work. I was on borrowed time and grateful, but at 25 I was also barely able to walk, unable to work and fighting myself not to give into anger. A year later I was pregnant. My body was not fully recovered from the infection and the subsequent half a year of antibiotics. But the baby held on and defied probability and we made it. I now have two sons who are amazing and healthy and think mommy’s scar across her entire belly is cool. Then, I took another risk. With $400 and a good pitch, I started a company, Mamalode®, that is a magazine (print, online and tablet), Web site and lifestyle brand for moms. What sets Mamalode apart from other parenting publications is that we never, ever run how-to articles or recipes, but rather fill our pages with first-person authentic voices that create real connections and emotion. The seed for Mamalode began with a party - the Mother’s Day Eve ™ Bash. The first year it was a night out for moms, and by year three it had grown to over 500 women and business sponsors. The following year, we unveiled Mamalode at the party. Mamalode launched as a free local publication supported by advertising, and has now grown to a paid subscriber base in 49 states and six other countries. We have grown through word of mouth and hand to hand. We also do custom publications for companies that want to tell their stories and share them in a beautiful way.


Mamalode resonates with women who want to be heard and to be honest. Motherhood requires you to have a lot on your plate, often too much. Mamalode provides a bigger plate. There is room for it all at Mamalode. I am excited to see what is next for Mamalode and for myself. My life has been about surprises, healing, creating and seizing opportunities. I will always be grateful for my health and energy, and see in my boys, business and self the unlimited power of potential. www.mamalode.com or www.elkegovertsen.com

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Healthy Joyful Living Lifestyle Facilitator, Suzanne Saxe-Roux, Ed.D. Are you or your organization looking to get inspired to truly execute on your dreams? As the co-author of Courage and Croissants, Inspiring Joyful Living, A Story and Life Guidebook, my specialty is in helping you to create a Lifestyle Strategic Plan to move you forward. E-Mail: suzanne@saxe-roux.com Phone: (415) 272-0169 Website: http://healthyjoyfulliving.com http://bit.ly/FacebookHealthyJoyfulLiving http://twitter.com/suzannesaxeroux

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Mamalode Founder and Publisher, Elke Govertsen Elke Govertsen is founder and publisher of Mamalode, a magazine, website, tablet and lifestyle brand for moms. Elke believes in the power of authentic, first-person stories. Motherhood requires one to have an overwhelming amount on their plate. Mamalode provides a bigger plate. There is room for it all at Mamalode. E-Mail: elke@mamalode.com Website: http://www.mamalode.com https://www.facebook.com/Mamalode http://twitter.com/#!/mamalode

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Raja Yogis Co-Owner, Michele HĂŠbert Awaken The Sacred Master Raja Yoga teachers Michele HĂŠbert & Mehrad Nazari, Ph.D., guide students on a path of spiritual awakening through unique yoga and health classes, retreats, and programs offered around the world. Their visionary work blends asanas, breath work, yoga philosophy, and meditation for the purposeful evolution of consciousness. E-Mail: michele@rajayogis.net Phone: (858) 459-0880 Website: http://rajayogis.net http://www.facebook.com/rajayogis http://twitter.com/rajayogis

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Real Food Real Life CEO & Founder, Tamara Yapp To balance your health and wellness, your lifestyle is the first thing that needs to change. Real Food Real Life has introduced our simple, easy-to-understand-and-implement philosophy: if you eat something bad, eat something good. Balance your life. Everyone can successfully change their lifestyle with our products. E-Mail: tamara.yapp@rfrl.tv Phone: (888) 573-2536 Website: http://realfoodreallife.tv/ http://www.facebook.com/RealFoodRealLife http://twitter.com/#!/realfoodrl

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Courage and Croissants, Inspired Joyful Living by Dr. Suzanne Saxe-Roux

Growing up, we were told we could have it all, the American Dream challenging careers, a rewarding marriage, financial success, increasing amounts of leisure time and even children if we wanted. I grew up in the '50s in an easy middle-class upbringing with a close family and lots of friends and seemingly few problems. It never occurred to me that I would have to make choices about my life as an adult. Life was good. I went to college and continued on to graduate school without really thinking about it and found myself being redefined as a “professional career woman.� Soon thereafter, I met my South African husband while we were backpacking through Europe and Israel. After a whirlwind romance he followed me back to San Francisco where I had received a position teaching college. We were young and in love. Being with Jean was my second life-changing event. Not only was he (and still is) my soulmate, he challenged me, pushed me, supported me, and made me grow as he did. Life was full of simple pleasure and bursting with possibilities. We traveled, bought a small condo, traded up to a bigger house, climbed the career ladders, ate at great restaurants, bought a summer place in France, started businesses, and loved life. In 1999, at the age of 45, life took a big turn; my business partner died of cancer and I gave premature birth to a baby girl. Soon thereafter came the downturn of the dot.com, 9/11, and the world as we knew it. It soon became apparent that life was no longer working and that something had to change, something major. In 2005, we sold the business I had built for 15 years, gave up our worldly positions, the SUV, the nanny, the big house and moved to a small village house in the south of France to figure out what life was about and how we could get back the joie de vivre we loved. The story is told in our book, Courage and Croissants, Inspiring Joyful Living, A Story and Life Guidebook. What we learned in taking three years off and living a dream is that it is possible, it takes effort, planning, resilience and focus, but our adventure can never be bought, traded, or disappear. It is the experiences we carry with us that changes us.


Our focus as a family and as individuals is to continue to find ways to create the lifestyle that will nourish us and make us happy. We still have to deal with a growing child, college, retirement, and aging parents, but choosing our lifestyle is also critical. Some days are harder than others, but every day we focus on the simple pleasures we learned in France: enjoying a meal for food and conversation, getting out in nature weekly, taking a day off without schedules, and slowing down. Our life is a continuous journey. We move forward one step at a time to return to both live in France and travel back to California; to do work we enjoy that feeds us, gives us flexibility, and is good for our health; and living every day with joie de vivre. And I continue sharing my experience as an international speaker, author, facilitator, and businesswoman to help you create your big dreams, too. www.healthyjoyfulliving.com

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Sacred Earth Retreats Marilyn Miller Enjoy Ojai, California’s magical vortex, in a heavenly one-day Sacred Earth Retreat or immerse yourself in Marilyn Miller’s Rainbow Mystics School of Mysteries. Celebrate your soul’s destiny and genius code. Be a leader in our current cultural shifts by exploring your past lives and secret teachings of the ancients. E-Mail: revmarilynmiller@yahoo.com Phone: (805) 640-0498 Website: http://www.OracleofOjai.com http://www.facebook.com/revmarilynmiller http://www.linkedin.com/in/millermarilyn

The Leakey Collection Owner, Katy Leakey The Leakey Collection is a LifeStyle Company that creates and distributes innovative high-design products for the high-end market place using sustainable natural materials and Fair Trade practices. Our product line includes; Interior Home, fashion accessories, skin care and gifts. E-Mail: leakeycollection@uuplus.com Phone: (877) 532-5392 x 123 Website: http://www.leakeycollection.com http://www.facebook.com/leakeycollection http://www.twitter.com/leakeylife

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....Within every woman there is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. Her name is Wild Woman, but she is an endangered species. Though the gifts of wildish nature come to us at birth, society's attempt to "civilize" us into rigid roles has plundered this treasure, and muffled the deep, life-giving messages of our own souls. Without Wild Woman, we become over-domesticated, fearful, uncreative, trapped. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D. - author of Women Who Run With the Wolves


Fashion & Beauty Presented by

Cynthia Rowland Facial Fitness Expert, Creator of Facial Magic


You Can Reclaim the Youthful Face You Thought You Had Lost Forever by Cynthia Rowland

Can you imagine looking in the mirror only to see a younger-looking version of you? Well, that happened to me and that can happen for you. Years ago, when I was about 40, I realized that my face wore the look of tiredness. Most days my mascara and eye shadow migrated and smeared, hardly staying in place, and then I discovered that my left eyelid was nestling and beginning to sit on my left eyelash. What a shocker! No wonder I looked tired! It was the beginning of the look of old. Eyelid surgery, blepharoplasty, was not an option for me. With two young teenagers who required whopping amounts of food, jeans, tennis shoes and sports equipment, plastic surgery was not in my budget. Besides, I wasn’t all that keen to have my eyelids cut and sutured. Right away I began thinking about alternatives to plastic surgery and discovered that a friend in Denver knew of someone there using facial exercise, with results that mimicked a facelift. I didn’t believe this was possible but being a Spirited Woman, I decided to visit Denver to see for myself. Well, I was bowled over, blown away and couldn’t believe my luck when Marcelle, the facial exercise guru, examined my face and said that exercise could easily correct my sagging eyelid and also stop the wattle that was developing. She explained the process and I decided to stay in Denver to go through her 12-week program. Twelve weeks turned into a year; Marcelle insisted that we could teach men and women worldwide to safely use this proven program to maintain their youthfulness. Facial exercise certainly changed my life and my face. After a year's hiatus, the thought of every woman and man looking substantially younger without ever putting their life at risk or enduring costly modalities that would have to be repeated year after year became very appealing to me, and that’s when the Facial Magic exercise program evolved into first a video and now a DVD system. Helping men and women look younger than their years is my passion. I love that confidence levels soar, people become happier individuals and most of all faces become younger-looking.


For over 20 years I have traveled the world sharing my knowledge and zeal with others who are interested in a healthier, natural way to live younger longer. You can take charge of your face and restore a toned and lifted look of a younger and better you. Here is a way to drop years from your face and feel revitalized and refreshed from day one - and without risk, side effects, scarring, recovery time, pain, and cost. All you need are your fingers and thumbs, a pair of exercise gloves, and a few minutes a day. Facial Magic is a specific exercise program designed to lift, tone, and strengthen the face. Is it time for you to do something about your face? You will be proud of your accomplishments as you see the years drop away as you reclaim the face you thought you had lost forever. www.facialmagic.com

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Artemis Boots Marketing & Sales Rep, Cindy Marshall ARTEMIS BOOTS are designed by Erkan Demir and handmade in Turkey. The unique collection of women's boots are crafted from embroidered velvet, leather, linen and suede by skilled artisans. The collection offers women the opportunity to express themselves by wearing a distinctive pair of boots that reflect their personality. E-Mail: artemisboots@shuzsociety.com Phone: (855) LUV-BOOT (588-2668) Website: http://shuzsociety.com/artemisboots http://www.facebook.com/pages/Artemis-Boots/226821147347967 http://www.linkedin.com/in/cindykmarshall

Elite Image Makeovers Dating Coach, Matchmaker, Kimberly Seltzer Kimberly is an image expert, dating coach and VIP matchmaker. She draws upon her skills as a therapist to help make positive changes inside and out. Utilizing the unique use of life coaching and styling, Kimberly specializes in updating and discovering your image through wardrobe consultation and shopping. E-Mail: kimberly@eliteimagemakeovers.com Phone: (818) 274-9090 Website: http://www.eliteimagemakeovers.com http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=756750948 http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=24037339&trk=tab_pro http://twitter.com/#!/kimmyseltzer http://www.youtube.com/user/EliteImageMakeovers


Celebrating the Inner and Outer Beauty of Menopause by Carrie Pierce

I've always been fascinated by makeup and women's grooming rituals. When I was seven, I played for hours with my teenage sister's makeup. When I was 10, I couldn't wait for Halloween, so I could be magically transformed into a gypsy or a witch. When I was 13, I was given a lovely bag of toiletries, the symbol of a young girl's rite of passage. At about that time, my beautiful mother spent a half-hour one day carefully shaping my eyebrows. Her caring gesture made me feel that I could be beautiful, too. Mom had been a professional model and jazz singer, and was a huge influence on my future. I decided right then and there that someday, I would help other women bring out their own inner and outer beauty, just as she had for me. And that's exactly what I've been doing for 26 years. I started my career working in Hollywood and Las Vegas, providing makeup and special effects for feature films, TV commercials, and TV shows. I then went on to professionally style TV news anchors. I soon discovered I longed to make more of a difference, so I studied reconstructive makeup procedures and worked with patients who had been disfigured by burns or scars. This taught me a lot about life - and the importance of self-esteem. From there, I shifted focus to expand my understanding of various holistic therapies for treating skin conditions, and for general skin health. Going back to school, I received my Aesthetics licensing and certification in Color Analysis. I then studied the psychology of beauty, and also key marketing aspects of the cosmetics industry. All this led me to my passion: I now work exclusively with women who are moving through the aging process, women who are peri-menopausal or menopausal, helping them deal with the various beauty changes and challenges that arise during this time of profound transition. I make it a point of addressing, first and foremost, the self-esteem and lifestyle issues affecting their sense of self-worth, while we work on the "outer shell." My core message to my clients is one of positivity surrounding menopause. I emphasize the importance of a healthy lifestyle, healthy mindset, healthy self-care. My goal is to educate clients so they can make their own informed decisions.


Menopause - rather than being your enemy or a disease process - is what I like to call Life's Ultimate Re-set Button. A woman is forced during this time to look at her choices -- what's working for her and what's not, and then take action. Then she can view menopause as the exciting doorway it is. My Web site - www.Menopauserus.com - has resources and information, I've written several books and hundreds of articles on the topic, and I'm cohost of an internationally syndicated radio show, Magnificent Menopause & Beyond. I believe women can - and should - thrive during midlife!

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Energy Muse Jewelry Owners/Designers, Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro Our mission is to educate and reconnect the world to the ancient wisdom and healing properties of crystals. Energy Muse is a conscious lifestyle jewelry brand providing tools of empowerment, inspiration and hope. Each piece combines energy and intention, which create a desired outcome. E-Mail: info@energymuse.com Phone: (310) 787-8443 Website: http://www.energymuse.com http://www.facebook.com/energymuse http://twitter.com/#!/energymuse

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Facial Magic Facial Fitness Expert, Creator of Facial Magic, Cynthia Rowland Cynthia Rowland, facial fitness expert, has appeared on The View, The Today Show, Rachael Ray, and The Doctors. She is co-host of The Ageless Sisters on Blogtalkradio.com and author of The Magic of Facial Exercise. Cynthia is leading the crusade to keep men and women looking vibrantly younger through natural techniques. E-Mail: cynthia@cynthiarowland.com Phone: (562) 433-1597 Website: http://www.facialmagic.com http://www.facebook.com/cynthiarowland http://www.twitter.com/cynthiarowland

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Wearable Crystal Energy by Heather Askinosie & Tammi Jandro

Energy Muse Jewelry was founded by longtime best friends, Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro, from Manhattan Beach, California. Heather’s background in Feng Shui and her studies of crystals among healers, scientists, mystics, and Geomancers around the world, led her to design the first piece, called Prosperity. She made ten prosperity necklaces for ten friends, including Timmi, asking them to wear the necklaces for ten days straight. After the ten days, everyone realized they had experienced a shift in regards to prosperity and began to inquire about where they could find more necklaces. With Timmi’s background in business and merchandising, they teamed up and began selling jewelry out of the trunks of their cars. Energy Muse was officially born. They were not planning on going into business, but once they worked with the crystals, they realized that their plan and the plan of the gems were two different things. Now over a decade later, Heather and Timmi make the perfect balance in the company’s growth into a global brand. Through the gemstones, Heather and Timmi learned about the energy of the gems and the energy of the Earth; they learned that they could harness the Earth’s energies through the crystals and therefore synchronize themselves with the Earth. Even though the energy was invisible, they recognized its existence and it became very real. Through creating Energy Muse, Heather and Timmi took an intangible and made it tangible by transforming it into something people could wear on their body. For the founders, their 11-year business has been quite the roller coaster ride. Working with gemstones forces you to go deeper within your soul to find what you are truly made of. Along the way, they have learned many lessons and faced many hardships, but the rewards are never-ending. They say that sometimes with gemstones, you have to really stop and listen. And when you take the time to listen, it gets easier to find the answers. The gemstones are purely tools. A person’s faith in God or a higher power is the source and the gemstones are what helps one channel and connect to that source. Heather and Timmi wanted to create a universal tool that was accessible to anyone of any faith, and was a constant reminder of one’s intention.


Energy Muse Jewelry is the leader in wearable crystal energy. The company’s mission is to educate people on the ancient wisdom and healing properties of crystals. Each piece of jewelry combines crystal energy with intention that can be tapped into to empower your life. As Energy Muse grows, we continue to evolve and stay true to the message of the energy of gemstones. We invite you to grow and experience this special time on the planet with us. The time to change the world is now. We are the people we’ve been waiting for. www.energymuse.com

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Menopauserus.com Founder & President, Carrie Pierce Licensed Aesthetician, Certified Color Analyst, Hollywood Makeup Artist, Carrie E. Pierce has built an international reputation in the field of Menopausal skin and beauty care. As Founder and President of Menopauserus.com, it’s Carrie’s mission to help make Menopause "the Change-for the Better" for women everywhere. Let her help you today! E-Mail: Carrie@Menopauserus.com Phone: (360) 390-5443 Website: http://www.menopauserus.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/wwwmenopauseruscom/122680084517 http://www.linkedin.com/in/carrieelizpierce http://twitter.com/carriepierce http://www.youtube.com/user/capierce3?feature=mhee

Real Food Real Life CEO & Founder, Tamara Yapp At Real Food Real Life, our philosophy is, if you eat something bad, eat something good. You need to balance your life. We introduced the world to fermented foods; our products contain predigested amino acids, probiotics and enzymes. Our products are organic and raw, super greens for health and wellness. E-Mail: tamara.yapp@rfrl.tv Phone: (888) 573-2536 Website: http://realfoodreallife.tv/ http://www.facebook.com/RealFoodRealLife http://twitter.com/#!/realfoodrl

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The Leakey Collection Owner, Katy Leakey The Leakey Collection is a LifeStyle Company that creates and distributes innovative high-design products for the high-end market place using sustainable natural materials and Fair Trade practices. Our primary lines are fashion accessories and skin care. E-Mail: leakeycollection@uuplus.com Phone: (877) 532-5392 x 123 Website: http://www.leakeycollection.com http://www.facebook.com/leakeycollection http://www.twitter.com/leakeylife

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“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” - Alice Walker, Author

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” - Beverly Sills, Opera Singer

“It’s not what you call me, but what I answer to.” - African proverb


Health & Wellness Presented by

Tamara Yapp and Marlo Yapp Real Food Real Life


A Mother/Daughter Business Team That’s REAL! by Tamara Yapp and Marlo Yapp

Tamara Yapp is Founder and CEO of REAL FOOD REAL LIFE (RFRL) www.realfoodreallife.tv, a healthy lifestyle business based out of Portland, Oregon where her oldest daughter Marlo lives. She feels blessed to have Marlo working as President and launching their newest division REAL FIT. Tamara lives and works in Manhattan Beach, California where she focuses on research, product development and the entertainment division of her company. It’s not common for a mother and daughter to work together, let alone run a successful business in the health industry. Miles may separate them, but this mother/daughter team works really well and in complete harmony. Tamara founded RFRL to share her 13-year journey to help cure her son CJ of Autism, Colitis and Crohn’s Disease with others around the world. She learned that fermented probiotic foods helped improve his digestion and ultimately his brain function. She had searched the world for answers and knew she didn’t want them to go through what her family did. Tamara wanted to shorten the learning curve for other families, making it easier to live a healthier lifestyle. As a mother of seven children (ages 13-28) as well as several dogs and horses, all with many personalities, preferences and lifestyles, the Yapps bring multiple levels to healthy living. Their unique approach to health and wellness is manifested in Internet based entertainment. They have developed engaging TV shows online to be viewed 24/7 that help educate and motivate. Amazing people are interviewed who have valuable information to share and products that really change people’s lives. Until just a few years ago, Marlo was the poster child for eating too much of the wrong foods at the wrong times and neglecting her overall health and fitness. All aspects of her life suffered. It took Marlo time to adopt the healthy lifestyle her mom had so painstakingly researched and make it her own. She discovered that by eating and living healthier she could gradually reverse the damage she had done to her body. At about this time, Tamara realized that Marlo’s generation looked for skinny rather


than healthy and needed a spokesperson to make healthy a REAL habit. She feels Marlo is the perfect voice to help her generation find REAL health. As a mother/daughter business team, they respect each other's knowledge, approach to educating people, and contribution to the company's success. They enjoy each other and love being business partners! Tamara’s strong passion to help and heal people is very intense. She helps them transition into a balanced, healthy lifestyle quickly. Marlo is more laid-back, and most useful to people wanting to make a gradual lifestyle change. Although they have different personalities and styles, as a team, they have an undeniable synergy. Tamara and Marlo’s hearts, souls, and love are definitely what propel their company to ever-higher levels. If you eat something bad, eat something good. Balance your life. www.realfoodreallife.tv

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All That Nourishes, LLC Holistic Nutritionist, Nourishment Expert & Certified Weight Release Coach, Judith Hasselblad How do you create a vibrantly healthy life? As a Nourishment Expert and Health Educator, I craft two foundational pieces into my holistic wellness programs: loving and nourishing yourself and listening to your body wisdom—to guide you along your journey to full, flourishing wellness and a life you relish! E-Mail: Judith@AllThatNourishes.com Website: http://www.AllThatNourishes.com http://facebook.com/judith.hasselblad http://www.twitter.com/Nutri_Judith

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Carla Blowey Dream Work Facilitator, Author, Presenter Carla Blowey is a certified dream work facilitator and author of Dreaming Kevin: The Path to Healing. Carla presents programs, workshops, and keynotes on the transformative power of dreams for psychological and spiritual growth, inviting the images to speak their truth, creating a space for grace and love to flourish. E-Mail: carla@dreamingkevin.com Phone: (970) 209-7217 Website: http://www.dreamingkevin.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dreaming-Kevin-The-Path-to-Healing/144604665576074?sk=info


LISTINGS - Health & Wellness Cardio PulseWave Analysis Health Consultant, Lani Curtis Test for functionality and viability of heart and elasticity of arteries. Non-invasive, and is 99.17% as effective as Cardiac Catheterization. This an FDA-approved device. With Cardio Pulse Wave Analysis, we provide early detection that could prevent a heart attack or stroke. More women die from heart attacks than cancer. E-Mail: lanilcurtis@yahoo.com Phone: (805) 216-1043

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Enhancing Sexual Vitality Course Creatrix of Succulence, Saida DĂŠsilets, Ph.D. A delicious and in-depth online course which invites you, from the privacy of your home, to dive into the depths of your Feminine wisdom and Erotic Intelligence. Discover your unlimited pleasure, power, and playfulness. Clear, easy-to-use practical knowledge that empowers you to enjoy a radiantly succulent life. E-Mail: info@sexsavvywoman.com http://www.facebook.com/Enlivenment http://www.twitter.com/SaidaDesilets

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Health Whisperer Doctor of Chiropractic, Lisa Cowley Dr. Lisa, the Health Whisperer, an online health-coach service that provides nutritional counseling and wellness advice on an individual basis including analyzing symptom questionnaire and food diary; dietary and nutritional supplements recommended; also presenter of women's health and empowerment retreats and monthly e-health newsletter. E-Mail: drlisa@stny.rr.com http://www.facebook.com/healthwhisperer http://www.twitter.com/drlisacowley

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Enhancing Sexual Vitality by Saida Désilets, Ph.D.

I was conceived by deeply passionate, French Canadian parents on a fur coat in front of a roaring open fireplace on a cold winter night. It is safe to say that I emerged fully awake in my Erotic Innocence and began my career—as a radical pioneer in the field of conscious, integrated sexuality—at the young age of five, when I shamelessly shared a little secret about a pleasurable spot with a small group of girlfriends. In the moment when I was caught, punished, and ostracized, I thought to myself, “Obviously she doesn’t know about this great pleasure or else she wouldn’t be so angry!” I discovered early on that the world did not appreciate fearless, empowered sexuality. Growing up on a few First Nations reservations in the center of Canada, I was also witness to many accounts of domestic violence and blatant sexual abuse of both women and children. My home, a place where my parents shared openness and integrity about sensuality, was often a shelter for these women. Later on, my own erotic innocence was challenged through a violent rape and a subsequent near-death experience. This led me to explore a path abundant with both false teachings as well as profound truths birthed my insatiable curiosity for real and embodied sexual wisdom. The creation of my Jade Goddess program fed my growing hunger to serve and inspire women of all ages and walks of life. It is supremely fulfilling to support women in reconnecting with their own powerful, natural sensuality and erotic intelligence so that they can experience their birthright of sexual health, vitality, limitless pleasure, and gourmet relationship. Another passion of mine is creative collaborations with women who greatly enhance women’s lives. I've contributed to Dr. Christiane Northrup’s books; The Secret Pleasures of Menopause, along with the revised edition of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom as well as Dr. Rachel Abrams’ book: The Multi-Orgasmic Woman. I've also collaborated with Dr. Northrup, Ina May Gaskin, Elena TonettiVladimirova and other birth professionals in both the Foundation Series and the Body Series of the Ecstatic Birth Tele-Summit, a program dedicated to educating women on how to have ecstatic birth experiences.


I also love to share my Art of Succulent Living philosophy - being a succulently alive woman in a world that doesn’t yet understand Feminine Power—to both guide and inspire women to more fully integrate their newfound juiciness into their daily lives. Meme-busting ideas about sexuality, pleasure, and relationship is another favorite past-time and I use article writing, blogging, Facebook, Twitter, radio and Web interviews, as well as public speaking at venues like the St. James Church in London to share my thought-provoking concepts. I have a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology and have authored The Emergence of the Sensual Woman book, released a CD, Jade Goddess—Jade Egg Practices, a DVD, Tao of Ener’chi, as well as a 12-week online course, Enhancing Sexual Vitality. When left on my own, I can be found devouring lilikoi (passionfruit), dancing on beaches and in parks, and collecting as many smiles as I can from all those who cross my path. www.sexsavvywoman.com

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Everyday Medicine Woman Susan Lipshutz, LCSW Everyday Medicine Woman offers seminars, workshops and retreats to provide women with a community to share, heal and grow. Susan Lipshutz, LCSW, integrates the ancient divine feminine wisdom of our grandmothers with her own powerful modern teachings, crafting an easy-to-understand style of empowerment and self-love attuned to today’s modern woman. E-Mail: susan@everydaymedicinewoman.com Website: http://www.everydaymedicinewoman.com http://www.facebook.com/pages/Everyday-Medicine-Woman/301764495573 http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=26452285 http://twitter.com/#!/SusanLipshutz http://www.youtube.com/user/SusanLipshutz

Feed Your Chakras Holistic Health Counselor & Spiritual Healer, Christy Love Feed Your Chakras is a high-vibrational wellness program that nourishes the body, mind and soul. Created by Christy Love, Holistic Health Coach, it teaches smart, creative, intuitive and highly sensitive souls struggling with their mood and energy levels how to feel more energized, peaceful, powerful and productive. www.feedyourchakras.com/fabfreegift/. E-Mail: christy@feedyourchakras.com Phone: (832) 746-8552 Website: http://www.feedyourchakras.com http://www.facebook.com/feedyourchakras http://twitter.com/feedyourchakras

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The Power of Dreams for Your Health & Wellness by Carla Blowey

My appreciation for dream work began in 1991 with a precognitive and prophetic dream - a dream in which I was given knowledge about an event in my immediate future - the death of my five-year-old son Kevin, and the spiritual transition that would occur for both of us. Dreaming Kevin became a valuable tool to reexamine my perceptions about death, loss, and the afterlife. With prayer and discernment, I discovered the personal symbols, metaphors, and archetypes that led to forgiveness, healing, spiritual growth, and new life. I also realized that dreaming is a healing tool that transforms your inner and outer health and wellness. Twenty years ago, I began this journey as a bereaved mother who took the road less traveled, but dreaming Kevin has assured me that I’ve never been alone. Kevin is my spiritual coach who inspires and guides me with the assurance that Love remains! Today, as a certified dream work facilitator, I weave the values of spirituality with personal loss and transition for the process and development of psychological and spiritual growth by inviting the dream images to speak their truth, thus creating a space for grace to nourish…and Love to flourish. In ancient times, dreams were recognized as a means for overall health and wellness conveying diagnosis and cures for illness in the body, guidance for life issues, and direct messages from the gods and the deceased on spiritual matters and the future. Then, as now, dream work is a holistic approach for achieving balance and harmony in all aspects of living. In my training with projective dream work, I share my “imagined version” of the dreamer’s dream, offering another perspective on such issues based on my personal associations, leaving the interpretation to the dreamer. Consequently, for the dreamer and for me, dreams offer a gift of knowledge about the status of our physical and emotional health and the well-being of our soul! When I choose to see my life (the waking dream) and my nightly dreams differently, I’m given an intimate look at the desires of the ego and intentions of the soul. My dreams portray the diverse issues and hidden agendas illuminating the imagery from the inner world to manifest creative solutions in the outer world, empowering me to live a more conscious and healthy life.


In 2002, I self-published my book Dreaming Kevin: The Path to Healing and began presenting programs and workshops on dreams, grief, healing and after-death phenomena at national bereavement conferences, and served as editor-in-chief/columnist for Living With Loss magazine. The success of the book and my authentic approach to dream work is due, in part, to my sharing from the heart - exposing my inner world to illustrate the power of imagery to voice the unspeakable. This resilience makes me a Spirited Woman committed to thriving on good health, wholeness, and peace! Carla Blowey, www.dreamingkevin.com All dreams come to us in service of health and wholeness and only the dreamer knows for certain what his/her dream means. - (Marin Institute of Projective Dream Work, Jeremy Taylor, Director)

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Olmsted Acupuncture Classical Five-Element Acupuncturist, Margaret Olmsted Classical Five-Element Acupuncture recognizes that our health and well-being are affected by the state of our mind, our emotions and our spirits. Margaret Olmsted uses needles or essential oils on acupuncture points to stimulate the body’s own natural healing response and bring about balance at a deep level. E-Mail: mfolmsted@earthlink.net Phone: (310) 968-7934 Website: http://olmstedacupuncture.com http://www.facebook.com/olmstedacupuncture

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Real Food Real Life CEO and Founder, Tamara Yapp and President, Marlo Yapp At Real Food Real Life, our philosophy is, if you eat something bad, eat something good. You need to balance your life. We introduced the world to fermented foods; our products contain predigested amino acids, probiotics and enzymes. Our products are organic and raw, super greens for health and wellness. E-Mail: tamara.yapp@rfrl.tv Phone: (888) 573-2536 Website: http://realfoodreallife.tv/ http://www.facebook.com/RealFoodRealLife http://twitter.com/#!/realfoodrl

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sensitive + thriving, Inc. Super Sensitive Therapist + CEO, Ane Axford "Too sensitive�? Struggling to feel healthy + strong + satisfied? Lack of physical + emotional + relational boundaries? 20% of the population have the genetic trait of high sensitivity. They are natural leaders and must create to thrive, as well as give themselves special care. Join me as I guide you to experience strength through sensitivity. E-Mail: ane@aneaxford.com Website: http://sensitiveandthriving.com http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ane-Axford/346500064410 http://twitter.com/AneAxford

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Sunny Hands Reiki Reiki Master, Barbara Legan Barbara Legan uses her 40+ years of experience in Human Development to offer guidance and support for people moving through shifts and changes in their lives. She is particularly expert in helping people through their grieving journeys. E-Mail: barblegan@npgcable.com Phone: Phone: (928) 554-4402 Website: http//www.sunnyhandsreiki.com https://www.facebook.com/Sedonawisewoman

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Young Marketing Owner, Lisa Young Minerva Place is a new Health/Beauty/Lifestyle destination for women launching in January, 2012. E-Mail: lyfwithlisa@gmail.com Phone: (206) 755-3046 Website: http://lyfwithlisa.wordpress.com https://www.facebook.com/#!/thehopechest http://twitter.com/#!/LYFWITHLISA

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Spirited Presented by

Nancy Mills Creator of the Spirited Woman Approach to Life


I Am A Spirited Woman by Nancy Mills

When I was around six, I was gifted an Annie Oakley skirt. I walked around the house (strutted, if truth be told) in my bright red velvet skirt with white fringe, and all sorts of pockets filled with fake guns, shouting, "Bang, bang," to shake things up. Wake things up. Just bring me some type of action! Thus began my career as a Spirited Woman. That inner-Annie has stuck with me my whole life - you might say I channeled her essence or she channeled mine - and together, we decided to ride off into the land of Spirited Womanhood. Well, it didn't exactly happen quite that way. Along the journey, there were many bumps, obstacles, challenges, careers, family issues, fears, self-esteem concerns and on and on. But I always dusted myself off (no matter how long it took) and through my unstoppability (a big Spirited Woman characteristic), I persevered. Plus, I am adventurous and filled with boundless curiosity. Which led to how Spirited Woman really began. Long story short, I had just broken up with my boyfriend, my neighbor heard me crying, knocked on my door and asked, "What would make you happy?" "A trip," I sobbed. "Where?" she asked. I still don't know why I answered, "Montana." I had no friends or family there, had never done a travel story there (I am a former travel journalist and PR maven), nor do I dream of moose. Two days later, that same neighbor said, "My mom is leaving on a driving trip to Montana next week, and one of her friends dropped out. You want to go?" "Sure......" LIttle did I know that the real mission of my life would begin on that fated adventure. I arrived in Montana, stayed at a home next to an Indian burial ground, and went for a long walk with the owner. Near the end of her property was this HUGE rock in the shape of a woman's face. Awestruck, I asked her if she realized that. She said, "We call her Spirit Woman." I turned to her and basically shouted, "That's what I'm going to do for the rest of my life!" On that propitious day in 2000, the seeds of Spirited Woman were planted. I came back to Los Angeles and channeled a manuscript, "Spirited Woman," which became the basis for Spirited Woman's underlying message: YOU ARE ENOUGH AS YOU ARE and EVERY WOMAN is born a Spirited Woman - meant to live through her passion. Her inner-Annie, if you will.


Today, I have greatly expanded Spirited Woman into a global movement for women. I'm known as the founder of TheSpiritedWoman.com - a worldwide women's empowerment community, the Creator of The Spirited Woman Approach to Life, the publisher of the popular International Spirited Woman Blogger Team, and the host of the "Spirited Woman Visionary" series. I now speak on women's empowerment issues. My belief is that EVERY WOMAN is a VISIONARY, changing the world one Spirited Woman step at a time. Ten years after the rock sighting, another "spirited sign" happened. A hawk landed on my balcony. Another universal messenger came, representing another new leap. I was given "the message" to create a directory that would change the world of women, by sharing their inspired stories and resources through social media. This is why you are now reading the first-ever Spirited Woman 2012 Directory: Resources for An Inspired Life! It is a salute to you - and your spirit. So here I go again - bang, bang. Nancy, TheSpiritedWoman.com


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Energy Painter Artist, Energy Healer, Nikki Shannon What do you get when you combine an energy healer with an artist? An Energy Painter! My name is Nikki Shannon, and I create artwork that shifts you, and the energy in your space. Bring specific intentions and energy into your home or business with paintings designed to energize! E-Mail: Nikki@EnergyPainter.com Phone: (615) 491- 5607 Website: http://www.EnergyPainter.com https://www.facebook.com/EnergyPainter http://twitter.com/NikkiPaints

Spirited Woman Publisher/Founder/Creator, Nancy Mills A global women's empowerment community founded by Nancy Mills, the Creator of the Spirited Woman Approach to Life. Known for Spirited Woman Blogger Team, The Spirited Woman 2012 Directory: Resources for an Inspired Life!, and the "Spirited Woman Visionary" conversation series. Mills is a frequent radio/TV guest and speaker on women's empowerment and the Every Woman Visionary. E-Mail: NancyMills@TheSpiritedWoman.com Phone: (805) 698-3555 Website: http://www.TheSpiritedWoman.com https://www.facebook.com/thespiritedwoman http://twitter.com/#!/spiritedwoman

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Tree Spirited Women Unite! Each of us has a Different Life Journey - It’s Time to Share Our Stories by Colleen Baldrica

In this lifetime, I have lived many lives, I’m not who I was even a year ago. In my early twenties I would never have believed I would have accomplished all I have. When I was in my twenties, divorced, supporting two small children, I started my first year of college. Charlie and I first met in the school lounge. He was an older student, older than me. He had graying hair, which he wore in a long braid, his laugh lines were predominant and his eyes a steel gray. Charlie was a Lakota Medicine Man. Struggling with faith, I went to the woods near the college to pray. I stopped by a large oak tree and could feel the tree's energy. I closed my eyes and prayed. I could feel the tree speak to me, telling me to lift my branches and let go. I raised my arms and felt my hands gnarl and felt the pain being pulled from me. As I entered the college so at peace, I saw Charlie. As we talked, he told me, “I give you the name, Tree Spirited Woman." A few years later I had a dream that I would write a book entitled Tree Spirited Woman; it would be a cross between the style of Siddhartha and The Prophet. I knew I had to experience more in life before I was to begin. Even though I wasn’t a writer, the voice was so powerful I never doubted that this book would be written. It was about fifteen years after the dream when I began writing the story. As with all of us, life happens and we often put our dreams on hold. Working in education for over 28 years as a teacher, school counselor and administrator, that happened. Writing Tree Spirited Woman took a number of years from its beginning to seeing it in book form. Believe in your dream and anything can and will happen. I have a lot of faith. I always believe God is guiding me, however, I’m not always sure where I’m going. I let go and I trust as I joyously travel down this path of life. Writing Tree Spirited Woman has led me to meet many wonderful women from around the country as well as having the opportunity to lead Women’s Circles, and present a variety of workshops at conferences, churches, local organizations and book festivals.


Just think how different this world could be if every human would trust and let go of pain and anger that hinder harmony and growth. Spirited Women, your stories are important to share, encourage and believe we can make the difference. Tree Spirited Woman first came out in 2005, and is on its fourth printing. It has been a finalist in three national book awards, taking a bronze medal in the Ippy Awards. To find out more about Colleen Baldrica and Tree Spirited Woman, go to www.colleenbaldrica.com

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The Angel Messenger Gloria Messenger What would you do if you were visited by angels? Gloria Messenger is a gifted Spiritual Artist and Angel Messenger. She is one of the few to accurately create reflective Angel portraits. Her amazing personal story elevates our perception of empowered guidance and expands our outside-the-box comfort (www.theangelmessenger.com/book). E-Mail: gloria@gloriamessenger.com Phone: (905) 468-5529 Website: http://www.theangelmessenger.com http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/gloria-messenger/15/b60/440

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Tree Spirited Woman LLC CEO, Author, Circle Host, Colleen Baldrica Colleen Baldrica is the author of Tree Spirited Woman, a beautifully written inspirational story that represents a way to live. She is also a wonderful presenter and Circle host. Colleen has presented to large and small groups and her topics are created to fit the audience. E-Mail: colleenbaldrica@yahoo.com Website: http://colleenbaldrica.com http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1603690232


“I am so excited to be part of this amazing Directory full of spirited women from around the globe. I love how the Internet connects us all, no matter where we are in the world. This spirited directory is a powerful little resource in doing just that! Looking forward to the connections...thanks, Nancy, for the opportunity.� Vicki Lickorish (UK)


Creative Arts Presented by

Dianne Neuman Creative Artist, Workshop Leader, Explorer of Life


Living A Creative, Artful Life by Dianne Neuman

What is “Living a Creative, Artful Life” all about? For me, it is reaching out beyond personally imposed boundaries and stepping into new worlds; challenging myself, experiencing new realities and environments. It means creating - in a world of relationships - various ways to relate to humankind as well as to nature and the cosmos. But, probably one of the most exciting ventures is moving out of my comfort zone and viewing problems as new possibilities! This journey has led to personal transformation many times. I live a fully creative life. Whether creating artworks on canvas, facilitating weekend painting workshops locally or internationally, renovating houses, playing with my grandchildren or working in my garden, the opportunity for transformation whispers nearby. My story starts way back in my childhood, when I was continuously drawing and creating art projects with my little sister, Marcy. At age ten I entered an art contest sponsored by a local television show. My entry was a drawing of a loaf of Langendorf white bread, and I won an appearance on the show. Off to a promising start, wouldn’t you say? In the following years until college I pursued the arts – painting, theatre, dance - but when I went off to college, I forgot that I had any interest in the arts, and graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and a Master's in Counseling. Then I married and started my family. Though I was living a life of creativity through raising a family, the arts receded into the background of my life, and any dreams I had of entering the world of art were completely forgotten. Many years later, after my children were all but grown, I was standing in my kitchen when I experienced a major “A-ha!” moment. ”Self,” I said, "I want to do my art now!” Through a series of events, I ended up living in France for a while attending Art School, and I was mentored in the use of pastels by my good friend, Academy Award-Winning director Bert Salzman. Since then, I have been living a fully creative life.


What I learn daily from art is the experience of entering a new world of possibilities, which can be intimidating, and fear-inducing. But it is also an exciting and joyful journey. Fulfilling beyond my dreams. I live six months of the year above my art gallery, "Arte De Sayulita" in the charming village of Sayulita, Mexico, which I discovered serendipitously with my husband. Here I paint and facilitate painting workshops. In addition, once a year I take a group of painters on a painting journey to places that satisfy my sense of adventure. This year we traveled to a small village in the Chateau Country of France. The remainder of the year I paint and teach from my home base in lovely Mendocino County, California. One of my passions is to share this world of Transformation and Creativity. Please join me at one of my weekend or week-long Painting Workshops in Mexico, California and places beyond....... together we will travel through the Gateway to a Creative Life. We just paint, and then paint some more. And - most importantly - we have fun! Please visit my websites: www.DNgallery.com and www.artedesayulita.com Much Love and Light, Dianne

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AMOS Art Studio Photographer Angela Ortiz Photography is my way to document moments and places. Things change so fast and memories fade, with photography you can hold on to the moment or enhance it forever. E-Mail: amosart@sbcglobal.net Phone: (323) 229-0019 Website: http://www.amosartstudio.com https://www.facebook.com/AngelaMariaOrtizS http://www.linkedin.com/pub/angela-mar%C3%ADa-ort%C3%ADz-s/15/a0/653 https://twitter.com/#!/@amosart

Awakening...at the Refuge Art Therapist, Sharon Strouse Sharon Strouse, MA, ATR is an art therapist, author, lecturer, workshop facilitator, artist and intuitive. On October 11, 2001, her 17-year-old daughter, Kristin, ended her own life. Her personal grief journey included meditation and art making. She shares this distinctive healing template, of quiet mind and open heart, locally and nationally. E-Mail: devotion5@hotmail.com Website: http://attherefuge.com http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100001781354792 http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sharon-strouse/8/201/546 http://twitter.com/#!/SharonStrouse http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOB9xRKgECc


“Inspires” Defines My Life by Whitney Ferre’

I love that the word INSPIRED literally means "spirit within." For me, my entire career as a Creatively Fit Coach, author, artist + speaker has been inspired - birthed through intuition, realized through small miracles, and founded in the heart. After growing up as a "wanna-be" artist, truly (!!!), I opened an art center in 1996 to offer others an environment where they could make their mark and realize their creative potential. I knew nothing about art when I opened The Creative Fitness Center in Nashville, but "knew" that I had been given a mission to empower others by accessing their creative spirit. With no formal art training and no business plan, I proceeded to create a supportive and inspiring oasis within which my clients bloomed into their true selves. My favorite times are when they share with me, "Guess what I have done!? I have been meaning to do it FOREVER!" As it turns out, true to my intuition, making art accesses a new awareness of the ART that is our LIFE and our role as the ARTIST! Making art accesses the right hemisphere of our brain that is connected to spirit, the infinite, a reality based in love, and that can manifest, or create, whatever we can imagine. It is a simple, but powerful, shift that leads to an entirely new way of being in this modern world. Inspired by the success stories and the need to empower the creative spirit in others, I began to write my first book, The Artist Within, A Guide to Becoming Creatively Fit in 1998, to be published finally in 2008. In those ten years I gave birth to three incredible children, was a regular "creativity expert" on HGTV, opened two wine bars with another inspired woman, became an "artist" in my own right, led corporate creativity workshops and community art projects, and inspired thousands of other "wanna-be" artists to create the life of their dreams. With the launch of my book in 2008, I took to the national stage, presenting at the Creative Education Foundation and the American Creativity Association conferences, the Esalen Institute, and my new ".com" audience. I lead online creativity programs and have trained and certified Creatively Fit Coaches in Africa, Denmark, Croatia, Canada, England, and the U.S. In October, 2011, I presented


at the International Creativity Conference in South Africa and traveled to remote villages with a local arts organization. In June 2011, I realized another long-standing dream when my family and I moved from Nashville to a 600+ acre ranch, a slice of heaven, in the Wallowa Valley of Northeast Oregon. Surrounded by immense natural beauty, prolific wildlife, snow-covered mountains, and sweet-scented air I feel closer to spirit than ever. I have few greater joys than connecting with other spirited women and realizing our dream of a more holistic, compassionate and heart-led eARTh. Thank each of you for the CHANGE you CREATE each day! Creative wishes, Whitney http://www.creativelyfit.com/


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Creatively Fit Founder Whitney Ferre' Through her simple Creatively Fit Program, and her book The Artist Within, A Guide to Becoming Creatively Fit, Whitney engages and strengthens your ability to CREATE the change you want to see in your world. Her retreats, speaking engagements, and online programs serve to inspire! E-Mail: whitney@creativelyfit.com Website: http://creativelyfit.com http://Facebook.com/TheArtistWithinU

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Dianne Neuman Gallery Artist, Painting Workshop Facilitator, Dianne Neuman I am an Abstract painter living in Mexico and California. I facilitate week-end and week-long painting workshops locally and internationally. Please join me at one of my painting workshops and experience the joy of painting. For more information check out my website. E-Mail: Freestonedianne@aol.com Phone: (707) 696-5701 Website: http://www.dngallery.com https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=728380488 http://twitter.com/dianneneuman

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Awakening... at the Refuge: The Art of Healing... loss, grief and grace by Sharon Strouse, MA, ATR

On October 11, 2001, I received a phone call in the middle of the night from the New York City police telling me that my 17-year-old daughter, Kristin Rita Strouse, had “fallen� from the roof of her college dormitory. She had ended her own life. That moment changed my life forever and set me on an unimaginable journey. In the following months, I found no comfort in traditional therapy, and no solace in spoken or written words. Shortly after the one-year anniversary of Kristin's death, I began using her abandoned art supplies to make collages from images torn out of magazines. This, along with a devoted meditation practice, was the beginning of my fall into grace. Over a seven-year period, I created one collage after another. It was soul medicine. I returned to life through them. What started out solely as a personal exploration, turned into a template for my professional work as an art therapist, teacher, facilitator, speaker and author. My career focuses on issues of loss and bereavement, where my distinctive healing approach inspires thousands, locally and nationally, at conferences such as, The Compassionate Friends (TCF), the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), the Afterlife Awareness Conference and the American Association of Suicidology and the Healing After Suicide Conference. Trauma and loss are universal and transcend all boundaries; it's a part of our human condition. Those broken by its weight find solace in my presence, where they quiet their minds and open their hearts. I am the keeper of a safe, sacred creative space. I serve as a guide by example. It doesn't matter whether I am at home in my studio in Baltimore ... at the Refuge ... with a few artists or at a conference workshop with 75 bereaved parents. I am grounded in my body, present to each moment and willing to journey with participants. I trust the healing quality of art making in an open and non-judgmental way, with no attachments to the created product. My alchemical vessel for personal growth and transformation is filled with tissue and construction paper, paint, brushes, markers, watercolors, oil pastels, magazines, fabrics and found objects as well as examples of participants' creative expressions.


Inspired artists arrive and we begin with meditation. I bear witness as they soften and relax into their process. The room is always pregnant with creative healing energy. Its silence broken only by the sound of paper. I watch when tears fall and mingle with the color, texture and shape of each personal story. I listen to breath, released deep within the belly. I understand how compelling the process of creating into one's life can be. Join me for art making, meditation and spiritual development at my home studio or on the road during my travels around the country. I welcome all those longing to move along the edges of what is. ...Don't turn your head! Keep looking at the bandaged place. That is where the light enters you. Rumi Sharon's Collages: Collage #1: Caution, 12/02; Collage #42: Gift Boxes, 6/06 Sharon Strouse, MA, ATR www.attherefuge.com

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Energy Painter Artist, Energy Healer, Nikki Shannon Could your home or business use an energy boost? Combining my background in energy healing and Feng Shui with intention and specific subject matter, I create powerful artwork that shifts you and enhances the energy in your space. My name is Nikki Shannon, and I am the Energy Painter. E-Mail: Nikki@EnergyPainter.com Phone: (615) 491- 5607 Website: http://www.EnergyPainter.com https://www.facebook.com/EnergyPainter http://twitter.com/NikkiPaints

The Microcosmic Cartoon Show Creator, Prema Rose MCCS Productions is dedicated to the belief that conscious media is a catalyst to transform our planet. Thus we have created an animated symph-rock-tronic opera. The award-winning screenplay is in development. Go to the website to see, hear, and learn about this exciting film. E-Mail: prema@mccsproductions.com Website: http://www.mccsproductions.com http://facebook.com/premarose http://www.linkedin.com/in/premarose http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMOqlOf_w3w


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Sara Fancy RPP Equine Facilitator and Constellation Facilitator


“It is not Enough for a Woman To Know How to Ride; She Must Know How To Fall” by Sara Fancy

It is not enough for a woman to know how to ride; she must know how to fall. - Mexican Proverb Silver Horse Healing Ranch in the hills of Topanga, California began from a dream I had after proclaiming to the universe “I’m ready for a horse." In my dream a horse appears in regal costume; panicked, he runs directly into my path. Face to face, he stops dead in his tracks. “Phew!" A week later this exact scenario played out in real life and this is how Silver, a pretty gray Arabian horse, and I met. After this chance encounter, Silver’s owner informed me she was no longer able to care for him and asked me if I was interested in becoming his new horse person. With no doubt in my mind, I said yes. In my imagination, I saw us galloping across mountains into blazing sunsets, but Silver had other plans in store. Unbeknownst to me, Silver held traumatic memories of being ridden. My fantasies became glaringly unrealistic after getting bucked off, falling and being trampled by Silver on one too many occasions. Clearly we needed to reconsider our relationship, as riding Silver was nerveracking and dangerous. I dropped the idea of riding. With the pressure off, Silver felt safe enough to reveal his true talents, pushing us toward an unconventional path as we explored new territories. Silver showed me how much he loved to play and dance. He taught me how horses intuitively know our thoughts and feelings. His Arabian intelligence, along with his goofy humor, blossomed and we enjoyed a different quality of time together. As a team, we were hired by an Equine Therapy Ranch to help people who were in crisis. These early experiences with Silver along with my background in the healing arts led to my current work, which combines Bert Hellinger’s Family Constellation therapy with horses. Hellinger combines ancient healing rituals and modern psychoanalytical techniques to help us heal trauma in our ancestral lineage that is consciously or unconsciously affecting our lives in the present.


Constellations are performed within an energetic container recognized as the Knowing Field. Horses, dividing their time between the spiritual and physical worlds, navigate the Field with a natural ease. In a Constellation, they assist us by providing significant information through their actions and movements. After having experienced a Horse Constellation, many people notice a change pertaining to their situation of concern, whether it be relationship, financial, health or career. Other horses have followed in Silver’s footsteps in offering their services at SHHR, located in Topanga, California. Most of these are mares rescued from the Premarin (PREgnantMAResurINe) industry. Along with Horse Constellations, SHHR offers Mentorship and Educational Programs for adults and children. Our mission is to introduce a reciprocal, conscientious way of interacting with horses that serves both human and horse. We welcome all spirited women. Visit us online at: www.silverhorse.org

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A Talk With Spirit, Inc. Teacher/Healer, Jane Ellen Plotkin Jane Ellen Plotkin MA is a world class channel, counselor, and spiritual healer. The combination of her traditional background as a Marriage and Family Therapist together with her gift of channeling through Spirit makes her work exceptional. E-Mail: janeellenplotkin@earthlink.net Phone: (310) 709-7071 Website: http://www.aTalkwithSpirit.com http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1126190720&sk=approve http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jane-plotkin/1/279/326

Absolute Balanced Mastery Spiritual Teacher/Healer, Marja West I am a non-guru lineage Spiritual Teacher, mentoring men and women with practical tools to dissolve their rage, blame and mistrust at mom, women, and the Feminine. Live spiritually awake, engage all seven senses, receive pleasure and abundance, and gracefully navigate life’s intensities. Embody Divine Wisdom and the Sensual Life! E-Mail: DakiniKiss@gmail.com Phone: (415) 563-6089 Website: http://www.WakingGodsAndGoddesses.com https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000924372997 http://www.linkedin.com/pub/marja-west/9/b63/718


Do You Know Your Genius Code? by Marilyn Miller

Do you know your Genius Code? As important as your genetic code, your Genius Code links your deepest desires to your soul’s destiny, life purpose and mission. Finding your personal genius is easier than you think. Your dreams and challenges reveal patterns to help you see how to remove uncertainty and overcome blocks. At 34, I landed a dream job as a college professor and administrator at the California Institute of the Arts. While working long hours and raising a four-year-old with a Dad who was forever on location, I suffered career burnout and was forced to take a year off. My weight plummeted to 87 pounds. I tried every holistic health method I could find. I had little physical strength, so my spirit took me on journeys looking for answers. Who am I besides Marilyn, the professor? Why am I here? I recovered six months before my doctor’s prediction, founded an executive development firm, and increased my income 10 times. Today, I’m passionate about giving you a needed “time out” in the beautiful natural setting where I live Ojai, California - to contemplate your deepest longings and inspirations. In this magical valley, a vortex of divine feminine energy, priorities begin to shift. You might say, “Oh, I could never do that. What will people say? Who am I to try that?” By giving yourself the gift of art therapy, music, movement, ceremony, meditation and past life recall, you can begin to see your own power. The secret of success lies in accepting the soul-level confidence to pursue your scariest dream. I grew up in the performing arts, but it took a brush with cancer to uncover my deeper calling as a healer – a soul doctor with a clairvoyant gift for seeing people’s talent. I invented my own career coaching method to assist you to discover how to put your genius to work. One client said, “I moved to heights I never dreamed possible when you played midwife to my talent."


Knowing your Genius Code and soul destiny anchors your spirit and gives you a compass to find true north regardless of the economy or any other external circumstances. Call today for an introductory phone session at 805-640-0498 or visit our website at www.OracleofOjai.com . Sign up for a retreat in magical Ojai, California or enter our Rainbow Mystics School of Mysteries.


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Councils of Elders Visionary/Healer/Activist, Ann Keeler Evans The “Councils of Elders” training program at SacredVillage.org encourages women of wisdom and vision to embrace their passion, gather around specific goals and heal their communities - leaning on ancient traditions of “wise women,” modern group dynamics techniques, the warmth of local communities and the advantages of the Internet and cyber-technologies. E-Mail: ann@annkeelerevans.org Phone: (570) 412-4745 Website: http://sacredvillage.org http://www.facebook.com/SacredVillage http://twitter.com/#!/sacredvillage

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Intuitive Journal - Indigo Healing LLC Owner, Laura Warnke As an empath and healer, Laura Warnke offers intuitive readings for soul-level healing. By understanding what your soul is here to experience, it allows the mental and emotional healing that needs to occur to fully accept yourself and the gifts you bring to this world during this lifetime. Website: http://www.intuitivejournal.com http://www.facebook.com/pages/Intuitive-Journal/179167327195 http://twitter.com/IntuitiveJournl


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Rainbow Mystics Marilyn Miller “Dealing with cancer” I saw the link between soul sickness and physical disease. “Putting up” with negative conditions causes spiritual distress. I can guide you to see your Genius Code and soul’s destiny and overcome any circumstance that erodes healing. Call Marilyn for a FREE Introductory Consultation. E-Mail: revmarilynmiller@yahoo.com Phone: (805) 640-0498 Website: http://www.OracleofOjai.com http://www.facebook.com/revmarilynmiller http://www.linkedin.com/in/millermarilyn

Reiki By Cher Reiki/Karuna Master, Cheryl Wagner I’ve been a Reiki Master since 2003. Also an ordained minister so I am able to work with you hands-on. Use many modalities. Tuning Forks, color, crystals, essential oils and reflexology. Have had sessions with animals, people crossing over (I am also a Hospice Volunteer). Many amazing loving experiences. E-Mail: cherwagner@yahoo.com Phone: (602) 882-3920 Website: http://www.angelsaremyguide.com https://www.facebook.com/cherwagner http://www.linkedin.com/in/cherylwagner


Perfected Yourself Yet? by Ann Keeler Evans, M.Div.

Like many of you, perhaps, I’ve spent much of the past 30 years trying to make myself better. A stint in investment banking, then in seminary— both offering a challenge to find, form and foster a woman’s place in a man’s world. Raising my own consciousness; helping others raise theirs. Self-help. Exploring philosophies, forming communities, watching them dissolve: hope, then disenchantment, followed by hope again, all interwoven with the joys and struggles of everyday life with family, friends, and those-who-don’t-get-it. The whole point was to make myself a better woman, a better human. It was time and energy well spent. But at what point is better good enough? And what can better mean without a purpose? Shouldn’t “better” really HAVE a purpose? The answer, like the journey, is so much larger than ourselves: better people make better communities. I was lucky. In Northern California, in the 1990s, I cultivated a group of like-minded women seeking support, growth and spiritual meaning. Today, I lead a thoughtful Unitarian congregation in rural Pennsylvania. In between - ever a practical theologian - I’ve used ritual, art, music, and laughter to call people into themselves, into relationship and into community. Then, encouraging that little extra effort to stay on track. Now I seek women ready to take the next step: to make a better world. It doesn’t matter what type of project or effort you have in mind, whether it’s large or small - only that it benefits outward, and that you are passionate about it. Want to clothe children in poorer countries? Start sewing and find others who’ll do the same. Want to improve the schools in your town? Call an action group together. Want to create support mechanisms for aging or dying gracefully? I will show you how. My “Council of Elders” program draws on the traditions of the “wise women” of legend, joined with modern techniques of group dynamics, the warmth of local communities and the advantages of the Internet and cyber-technology. Not for women still preoccupied with being girls, competitors or handmaidens, this is for women ready to get things done.


“Council of Elders” emphasizes three major steps, growing organically from self to accomplishment: 1. It helps you, personally, to identify your passion and learn to articulate it to others. 2. It offers ideas and techniques for attracting your collaborating group. 3. It develops techniques for mapping a collective path, keeping the group productive and enthusiastic, as well as monitoring and celebrating progress. “Council of Elders” is part of a larger vision called “Sacred Village,” a cyber-community (being developed with real-time friends) offering support and resources and a showcase for those who are putting their wisdom to work in the world and manifesting new ways of making the world work for the people who live in it. Find out more at http://SacredVillage.org about giving Peace another chance! Let’s keep in contact. There’s a lot of betterment to be done! And we’re just the women to do it!

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Silver Horse Healing Ranch Owner, Horse Facilitator, Sara Fancy Sara Fancy, owner and director of Silver Horse Healing Ranch, brings horses and humans together, to educate, heal and transform our traditional approach to horses. Sara is passionate about sharing the gifts horses have to offer to those of you who are seeking horse medicine. Families, children and adults welcome. E-Mail: sara@silverhorse.org Phone: (310) 466-3955 Website: http://silverhorse.org https://www.facebook.com/pages/Silver-Horse-Healing-Ranch-Authentic-relations-between-humans-and-horses/ 10150110347195271 http://www.linkedin.com/in/saravaughan http://twitter.com/#!/horsehealing

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Sunny Hands Reiki Reiki Master, Barbara Legan Barbara Legan has been a Reiki Master since 1996. Reiki is useful in helping heal chronic health issues, pain, cancer tumors, major and minor injuries or surgeries, balance the body's energy centers, and much more. Barbara offers both distance and in-person Reiki sessions. E-Mail: barblegan@npgcable.com Phone: (928) 554-4402 Website: http://www.sunnyhandsreiki.com https://www.facebook.com/Sedonawisewoman http://twitter.com/#!/sedonawisewoman


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Rebecca Matias Transformative Business Intuitive


Creating Transformative Business and Prosperity Anchored in Business by Rebecca Matias

I believe that Spirited Women have the unique ability to transform the world through connecting with a higher source, embodying their supreme vision and creating a prosperity consciousness. Aligning with the power of your unique feminine purpose is the doorway to passion, creative expression, service, and unlimited abundance. From a very early age, I was a big dreamer and still am today. I always had a sense of being on a big mission with a big vision, but wasn’t quite sure just what that was. About five years ago, after a personal tragedy involving my family, I found myself isolated and questioning everything I thought was true. During this time I began to redefine who I was and what I believed in. More importantly, I found my larger self and a way to express the passion in my soul. On an accelerated path of learning, I began reading and listening to books, going to lectures and workshops. Within a very short time I had completely transformed my life. I found an outlet for who I am and the deep wisdom I bring to the world. I was divinely guided to cultivate connections with other spiritual leaders who continue to teach and inspire me. I have embraced my big mission and my big vision with open arms. This allows me to be an evolutionary leading pioneer with a great strength that is anchored deep within. I am proud to bring my intuitive side to all that I do and share in the world. I inspire and mentor other leading visionary women around the globe to share their unique gifts and as a result, contribute to incredible change on the planet. I have the unique ability to see the highest potential in each being and my unique brilliance cultivates an alignment at quantum speeds with that higher self, so that it is expressed in the world in a way that creates a transformative healing ripple effect. I have embraced my healing journey and my wholeness, which allows me as a Transformative Business Intuitive Expert™ to lead workshops, give presentations, offer teleclasses and provide private and group mentoring, pioneering innovative ways of doing business. My approach in transformative business is based on bringing together the feminine energies of collaboration, intuition,


and a heart-centered spiritual foundation. I passionately guide many women visionaries, entrepreneurs, authors and world changers on how to live their highest potential, implementing evolutionary ideas in their businesses to expand their impact in the world and dramatically increase their prosperity. In my free time, I enjoy being with my husband and two sons, ages five and eight. We love traveling to the beach as much as possible, boating, hiking, riding bikes, swimming, and reading. My own personal passions are running, yoga, kayaking, sewing, painting, and singing or learning anything new of interest. www.RebeccaMatias.com

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Fabulously Successful Transformation Specialist, Dawn Z Bournand Dawn Z Bournand is founder of Fabulously Successful, a Paris, France-based personal transformation company. She works with women across the globe to assist them in creating their best life yet. With transformative focuses for Expats, Working Moms and Overworked Executives, Dawn guides women to increase their prosperity and have a massive impact on the world. E-Mail: Dawn@fabulouslysuccessful.com Website: http://www.fabulouslysuccessful.com http://www.facebook.com/dawnbournand http://www.twitter.com/dawnzbournand

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Hudson Valley Planning and Preservation Principal/Owner, Susan Roth Susan Roth wants to transform the way that a community thinks about its future and past. As the owner of Hudson Valley Planning & Preservation, she helps communities rebuild their historic cores, using a combination of preservation, planning, skill building, and marketing methods. She promotes these ideas in Preservation News. E-Mail: susanrothaicp@yahoo.com Phone: (845) 893-0134 Website: http://www.preservationnews.com http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Hudson-Valley-Planning-and-Preservation/27216203055 http://www.linkedin.com/in/susanrothaicp http://twitter.com/preservationews


Transformative Business From the Heart by Patricia Varley, M.H.S.A.

I was born an "edgewalker," a "paradigm pioneer" - meaning that I walk easily between the worlds of business and spirit. I surf ahead of the wave, I explore outside the box. All my life I have intuitively felt that I have a unique perspective about business that combines heart and mind - this guided me 20 years ago to follow my path, often navigating uncharted waters while being led to my passion, Transformative Business from the Heart. I delight in working with women worldwide to align their purpose in both life and work, and to take their leadership to the next level. My philosophy is that we "reinvent success from the inside out" when we "reclaim our wholeness." Integration and integrity are truly my mission and message. I was a member of the Association for Spirit and Work and a certified EDGEWALKER facilitator and coach. My educational background also reflects the integration of two strong passions of mine: I have a B.A. in Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology, and a Master's degree in Business and Organizational Development. But before I could effectively offer my idea of Transformative Business from the Heart, I had to trust that I would find - and become - the person I was born to be. My journey of discovery has involved traveling, expanding my network, reclaiming my wholeness, and letting go of the limiting beliefs that kept me from being authentic. Some of the adventures I enjoy most, I've found, are swimming with dolphins in the wild and whitewater rafting in the Grand Canyon. I work with clients in New York, Florida, Aspen and Boulder, the Hawaiian Islands, Spain and Germany. My parents' background made me feel comfortable about traveling: my father was an American Airlines pilot, and my mother was a travel agent. I speak in countries internationally about Marketing and Networking from the Heart, Women and Self-Leadership, Leadership Mastery, Work and Life Balance, Successfully Navigating through Change and Transition, and Bridging Spirituality and Business. Skeptics have said, “You can’t talk about those topics to businesspeople and expect to get hired!” But I feel there is a greater risk in not speaking out. There is a disconnect between people's hearts and


souls that has negatively affected our companies and our world in general. But this problem can be resolved. Transformative business and leadership from the heart are timely for our planet's evolution. Integrating the feminine spirit - valuable qualities such as compassion, collaboration, and cooperation - into business is key to creating harmony and balance. My passion is to empower women to integrate their heart, soul, mind and body, through retreats, workshops, keynotes, coaching and teleclasses. A huge, fundamental shift is happening now in the world that is calling us to engage our hearts in our work, and calling on our spirits to awaken! I am sure that I was born to bring this message at this time. I am inspired and ready to help other women in business make a difference, by using their full potential - heart, soul, mind, and body. For more information, see www.patriciavarley.com

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Patricia Varley Transformative Business Leader By integrating our hearts, minds, purpose and vision, we can transform ourselves, our work and our world! Reinvent Success from the Inside Out by Reclaiming Your Wholeness! There is only one of you in all of time - YOU MATTER! I also lead transformative retreats for women. E-Mail: patricia@patriciavarley.com Phone: (800) 529-0063 Website: http://www.patriciavarley.com http://www.facebook.com/pages/patricia-varley/340557964933 http://www.linkedin.com/pub/patricia-varley/25/625/937 http://www.twitter.com/patriciavarley http://www.youtube.com/patricialeadershiptv

Peters & Brown Multi-Media Marketing Owner, Deborah Brown Peters & Brown Multi-Media Marketing, a division of Boomer and The Babe, Inc., provides content management, video, radio, print books, eBooks, and public relations for companies and solopreneurs. We provide our clients with the MVP advantage: the right Message via the right Vehicle to the right People. E-Mail: petersandbrown@cox.net Phone: 623) 328-8820 Website: http://boomerandthebabe.com http://www.facebook.com/boomerandbabe http://twitter.com/#!/boomerandbabe

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Rainbow Mystics Marilyn Miller Being prosperous is not an accident. Many Americans have kept or regained wealth using spiritual principles to survive business loss, recessions, even the Great Depression. Increase your own abundance by overcoming blocks and gaining confidence. Get Prosperity Teacher Marilyn Miller’s "FREE Prosperity Secrets" at www.OracleofOjai.com. E-Mail: revmarilynmiller@yahoo.com Phone: (805) 640-0498 Website: http://www.OracleofOjai.com http://www.facebook.com/revmarilynmiller http://www.linkedin.com/in/millermarilyn

RDesign, Inc. Creative Catalyst, Raffi Darrow Do you long to work with graphic and web designers who know what they are doing? Achieve your marketing goals with some bright ideas from RDesign! We can design anything that can be printed, we build web sites and Wordpress sites, and we help with online social networking, like Facebook. E-Mail: raffi@rdesignonline.com Phone: (727) 521-1386 Website: http://www.rdesignonline.com http://www.facebook.com/RDesignOnline http://twitter.com/rafdarrow

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By Living to Your Full Potential You Give More to Others and to Yourself by Dawn Z Bournand

What does fabulously successful mean to you? For me, it means opening up to all of the possibilities in your life, expanding your horizons and giving fully of yourself. It is for this reason that I chose this phrase as the name of my personal and professional transformation company: Fabulously Successful. I have found that when you open up to your own awe-inspiring potential, you can’t help but give the best of who you are both to yourself and those around you. Yet how do you live to your optimum when you are not even sure how to take the first step? It is the first step that is the hardest because we get caught in the routine of our daily lives. Do you sometimes feel your life is in neutral, that you are simply coasting and everything seems a bit flat? Yet at the same time, you feel there is a spark inside you, a knowing that there is more to experience, more to live and more to give? I understand how you feel. Let me share a bit of my story to explain: On May 27th, 1997, I was on a plane headed from Miami, Florida, to Paris, France. There was so much swirling around in my head that it was hard to make sense of how I was actually feeling. A not-so-happy ending to a fairy tale marriage had left me heart-broken and in search of a new life path. In the 17 months that led up to that plane ride I had seen my world rocked like I could never have anticipated. Determined to make my life whole again after the divorce, I found a job in the booming telecommunications industry, bought a red convertible sports car, began volunteering again, and cried harder and hurt more than I ever had up to that point in my life. The true transformation came, though, when I decided to move to Paris: a new country, a new language, and a new dream. It was thrilling and yes, more than a tad scary but somehow I knew that all this was bringing me closer to the real “me.� Transformation can happen at any time in your life, as long as you are open to the wondrous opportunities brought your way. In the time since I have moved to France, I have traveled the world, met inspiring people, worked with amazing women and created a loving family life with my new husband and our three sons.


It is now my life’s work and joy to help women bring more spirit, more spark and more of themselves into their lives. My specialties include working with other expats, working moms and overworked executives. Through my individual and group coaching, lectures and writing, and expat outreach, I am reaching women throughout the world. I believe it is your birthright to feel joy, to experience life at its best and to immerse yourself in the possible. Isn’t it time you offer the world all that you have to share by opening up to everything that you can be? It is your life, it is your time, seize it! www.fabulouslysuccessful.com

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Rebecca Matias Transformative Business Intuitive Rebecca Matias is a leading transformative business intuitive. Her focus is on revealing new undiscovered potential in her client’s businesses and implement evolutionary ideas, which expand her client’s success while dramatically increasing their prosperity, creating a business and life they love. E-Mail: Rebecca@RebeccaMatias.com Phone: (443) 985-0583 Website: http://www.rebeccamatias.com https://www.facebook.com/RebeccaMatiasFan https://twitter.com/#!/RebeccaMatias

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SuperE Worldwide President, Annette Comer Do you want to make good money and make a difference? Then look no further. SuperE Worldwide provides millionaire training for a new class of Super Entrepreneurs. We inspire people to challenge their assumptions about business and themselves, and then teach success principles to create financially successful and world changing futures. E-Mail: annette@annettecomer.com Phone: (540) 862-4634 Website: http://www.annettecomer.com http://www.facebook.com/AnnetteComerFans http://twitter.com/AnnetteComer

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Find Out How to Be in the 2013 Directory! More than 70 Every Woman Visionaries - from six countries and over 25 states participated in our 2012 Directory - our inaugural issue. Our goal for our 2013 Directory is to EXPAND IT. Presently, we have 15 categories and over 100 listings - we'd like to offer more. Have more women involved from more countries, and more states. Expand our reach and have an abundance of new profiles and listings.

What makes this Directory special? It is a by-invitation-by-referral-only Directory. There is no publication ANYWHERE (online or off) where women from around the world have come together like this.

What are the BENEFITS for you to be in the Directory? - Greatly expanded awareness of what you do. - Sharing your story, so that you can inspire other women. - Networking and connecting with like-minded women of vision. - Maximizing your use of social media. - A grass roots, "non-hard-sell" marketing tool. - PR opportunities - such as radio/blog tours/TV interviews. - A FREE informational "gift" to give to your customers/followers. - Working directly with Nancy Mills, the founder of Spirited Woman.

What's the COST to be in the 2013 Directory? We are pleased to offer our SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY RATES through February 5, 2012. Effective thereafter, our 2013 rates will go into effect. The 2013 Directory will be released in December 2012.

To be considered for the Directory, please go to www.thespiritedwoman.com/directory and fill out our Directory form application. You are also welcome to contact Nancy Mills directly at NancyMills@TheSpiritedWoman.com or call her at 805-698-3555.


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So I Ask You, “What Is It to Live Your Life Fully?� You Can, One Step At A Time. by Sallie Felton

I'm living proof that people can go through a major life change and cannot only survive, but thrive. After years of frustration and anxiety, I decided to leave my proper Yankee upbringing, traditional education and competitive sports career behind to pursue my true passions. It's been 20 years and I haven't looked back. Now, as a life coach wearing many different hats, I'm helping others around the world do the same. Not many at an early age know exactly what we want to do "with the rest of our lives." Why is it at 18, we are supposed to know not only what our major will be in college but also where it will take us? Really?! I have experienced many forks in the road: 1) living with someone who has been depressed for his entire adult life; 2) reclaiming my "voice" to speaking my truth; 3) setting boundaries; and 4) learning to let go of having to do it all. At times I felt lost, alone, unable to make decisions; and I wondered if I would survive this inner turmoil. Was I wearing cement boots? But I CHOSE to keep walking with eyes wide open - with curiosity, wonderment and the willingness to grow. If I wasn't forced to open road blocks, I would not be where I am now. When we step out of our comfort zone we allow ourselves to experience our fears. I was tired of being wrapped in the blanket, cocooned. It's when we feel uncomfortable and challenged that the best learning moments take place. Trust me, I know! What's staring you in the face today? What steps do you need to take to accomplish your goals? I'll be whispering in your ear, "Start where you stand." As life coach, radio host, author, facilitator, deep imagery therapist, hypnotherapist and inspirational speaker, I have helped thousands of people overcome obstacles and self-limiting beliefs that previously held them back. One can often hear me say, "Every life has its share of expected and unexpected trials. With a life coach or mentor by their side individuals can not only get through hard times, but can develop the authentic life they always wanted." Drawing on all types of counseling and acting as a partner and cheerleader, I help to create and achieve your dreams. What's my approach?


One of my clients said, "Equal parts honesty, playfulness and genuine compassion, is what's earned Sallie accolades from clients, colleagues and radio show guests alike." Early on I didn't know that my passion was to help support a person to reach their goals or guide them through a transition. Like an artichoke with its outer leaves, one by one you begin to peel them back (the obstacles/layers) to get to the heart. Without all the obstacles and layers holding them back, I watch them bloom! http://www.salliefeltonlifecoach.com

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Bodacious Possibilities Life Coach, Tracy Coan Tracy Coan is a life coach, brainstorming specialist, workshop guide, and succulent, bodacious, wild woman, all rolled into one. She sees possibilities and hope in everything. Tracy believes there is greatness within each person. Working as a team, she will assist you in awakening and championing your dreams. E-Mail: tracy@bodaciouspossibilities.com Phone: (254) 979-1267 Website: http://www.bodaciouspossibilities.com http://facebook.com/bodacious.possibilities http://www.twitter.com/@bpossibilities

Combined Energies Life Coach & Intuitive Empath, Vicki Lickorish Life Coaching, Guidance and Support all worked into your own individually tailormade coaching package to work through the layers and levels of your life and the lessons it has thrown your way. Giving you the knowledge and the tools to grow and to flow into being the TRUE YOU. E-Mail: vickilickorish@yahoo.com Phone: (01788) 516812 Website: http://www.combinedenergies.co.uk http://www.facebook.com/combinedenergies


Hearing the Joy and the Laughter by Vicki Lickorish

My life’s journey has taken me down many various paths and taught me many very valuable lessons. By age 31 I had been married, divorced, and re-married (to the same man!); I had three miscarriages, an ectopic pregnancy that almost took my life; I lost quadruplets at 26 weeks after my first IVF treatment, lost one twin after the second IVF treatment, lost my hubby and had a hysterectomy…quite a journey! As you can imagine, I hit a deep low after my husband died, and I wallowed in my own self-pity. I couldn’t see a way forward for myself and my cherished son. Then a few years later I had another hard wakeup call (I know, can you believe it?). After a series of unexplained illnesses, I was bedridden for six weeks, two of which I have no recollection of whatsoever. It was love that pulled me through and turned my life around. Hearing the joy and laughter coming from outside my bedroom window as my young son celebrated his birthday, led me to find the inner strength to carry on and the courage to pull myself through and follow my own personal and deeply spiritual journey. While attending what I call, the "Great University of Life" - my own personal development journey has taken me down many various paths of study, including Psychology, Counseling, British Sign Language, Life Coaching, Self-Harm, Autism, Grief and Bereavement, Relationship Guidance, Soul Healing, Horses for Therapy, and Contemporary Shamanism, which have all helped me to deepen my knowledge, change my perspectives and live my true authentic life. I work with clients from around the globe helping them work through the layers and levels of their own life lessons from many varied perspectives. Also, I am deeply committed to coaching deaf and disabled adults. I so strongly believe that we are all equal, no matter what our age, creed, color, or abilities. And it is my work with these highly vulnerable adults that affirms my beliefs and has taught me so much about communication and understanding from a whole different level. Here I am, Vicki Lickorish. The founder of Combined Energies, Life Empowerment Coach, Life Guide, Spiritual Co-Ordinator, Intuitive Empath, Soul Healer, Wife, Mother, Blogger, Published Author, and Facebook Queen!


I offer individually tailor-made coaching packages to guide you along your own personal journey, giving you the knowledge and understanding to empower you to grow and to flow into your own true authentic life, as well as giving you plenty of tools to add to your very own emotional tool kit to help and support you along your way. Let’s face it, we all have those moments when we need to pull a tool out of our kit to help us… no-one said it was easy! Life is like a ten-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. - Charles Schulz Empower your own true potential…use all your gears…Life’s too short not to! Vicki.xx www.combinedenergies.co.uk

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Frame of Mind Coaching and JournalEngine™ Software President and Founder, Kim Ades Kim Ades, MBA, is internationally renowned for her innovation and passion in the coaching industry. With worldwide clientele, Kim and her team of coaches have transformed the process of coaching through the creation of JournalEngine™ Software! Kim is also an author, speaker, entrepreneur, and mother of five. E-Mail: kimades@frameofmindcoaching.com Phone: (416) 747-6900 Website: http://www.frameofmindcoaching.com http://www.facebook.com/FOMcoaching http://twitter.com/FOMcoaching

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Health Whisperer Doctor of Chiropractic, Lisa Cowley Dr. Lisa, the Health Whisperer, an online health-coach service that provides nutritional counseling and wellness advice on an individual basis including analyzing symptom questionnaire and food diary; dietary and nutritional supplements recommended; also presenter of women's health and empowerment retreats and monthly e-health newsletter. E-Mail: drlisa@stny.rr.com Website: http://www.healthwhisperer.net http://www.facebook.com/healthwhisperer http://www.twitter.com/drlisacowley

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Jane Ellen Plotkin Psychic Counselor, Consultant and Channel Jane Ellen Plotkin MA is a world class psychic counselor, consultant, and life coach. The combination of her traditional background as a Marriage Family Therapist together with her gift of channeling through Spirit makes her work exceptional. E-Mail: janeellenplotkin@earthlink.net Phone: (310) 709-7071 Website: http://www.aTalkwithSpirit.com http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1126190720&sk=approve http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jane-plotkin/1/279/326

Rainbow Mystics Marilyn Miller Marilyn Miller, Author, Clairvoyant, Career Coach and Past Life Guide delights in helping clients discover their Genius Code, the key to life mission and soul destiny. Begin to unlock amazing new career options and soul expansion by calling Marilyn for a FREE phone session. She also offers beautiful one-day women's retreats in magical OJAI. E-Mail: revmarilynmiller@yahoo.com Phone: (805) 640-0498 Website: http://www.OracleofOjai.com http://www.facebook.com/revmarilynmiller http://www.linkedin.com/in/millermarilyn


Frame of Mind Coaching - Journal into a New Way of Thinking by Kid Ades

I have gone through some significant personal transitions as an adult that have dramatically changed the course of my life. I was an early bloomer, married at 20, graduated with a B.A. in psychology and a Master's degree in business by 22. I had two young children soon thereafter. I was driven, and determined to make an impact on the world. Nothing was going to stop me. I created a company called Upward Motion, where I built and developed simulation-based assessments designed to evaluate the critical skills, personality traits, and IQ of top performers. As a result of working with thousands of professionals, I was able to collect and study concrete data regarding success and failure. What I discovered is that there is only one substantial difference between top performers and other people – their degree of emotional resilience - in other words... their ability to manage life’s adversity through a strong mindset. In a dramatic and confusing way, after 15 years, I got divorced. Wanting to heal and regain my equilibrium, I turned to personal development. I went to workshops, seminars and read a ton of books. It was easy for me to absorb, internalize, and make sense of the material. I had a natural ability to apply what I learned and I discovered that in many ways I had leaned on my ex-husband to supply me with happiness, leading to a relationship that was doomed to fail. I decided that my days of being a victim were over. I was ready for my life to go a very different way. Recognizing that the single greatest difference between those who are stratospherically successful and everyone else is their THINKING, I created a coaching process called Frame of Mind Coaching, designed to provide clients with a supportive infrastructure where they could develop the skill of deliberate thought. As I experienced adversity in my own life, I found that journaling my way through the changes enabled me to move from destroyed to alive again. I also learned that journaling is the most effective and profound vehicle for substantive and lasting change, and decided to incorporate it into the Frame of Mind Coaching process. When my clients experience coach-guided journaling, they are able to SEE their thoughts and understand how their thinking affects their results.They learn about


themselves at a whole other level, allowing them to make dramatic shifts in their lives. To see it in action is absolutely mind-blowing! I now have a global network of clients, from Malaysia to South Africa, from the U.K. to North America - and I am fortunate to be an author, speaker, entrepreneur, coach, and one of Real Estate’s 50 Most Influential Women in Canada. Many of my experiences are chronicled in my book, What You Focus on Grows: Stories for Your Frame of Mind. I even used my journaling to imagine being loved by a man who was great with kids and who was ready and willing to proclaim his love for me. He is now my husband, and we live, with our five incredible children, in Toronto, Canada. I invite you to sign up for your own, free and secure online journal at www.frameofmindcoaching.com See you online!

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Rebecca Matias Transformative Business Intuitive Rebecca Matias is a leading pioneer in the field of business coaching and consulting. Her focus is on revealing new undiscovered potential in her client’s businesses and implementing evolutionary ideas, which expand her client’s success while dramatically increasing their prosperity, creating a business and life they love. E-Mail: Rebecca@RebeccaMatias.com Phone: (443) 985-0583 Website: http://www.rebeccamatias.com https://www.facebook.com/RebeccaMatiasFan https://twitter.com/#!/RebeccaMatias

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Sallie Felton Life Coach, International Talk Radio Host, Author, Speaker Sallie Felton, Life Coach and International Talk Radio Host, doesn't just talk the talk, she's been there. Whether you're stuck in a rut, disorganized or going through a transition, with Sallie's intuitive nature, she can guide you to new beginnings. All you have to do is "Start where you stand." E-Mail: sallie@salliefeltonlifecoach.com Phone: (978) 626-0090 Website: http://www.salliefeltonlifecoach.com http://www.facebook.com/salliefeltonlifecoach http://www.twitter.com/salliefelton

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The Pleasure Coach Certified Somatic Sex Educator and Erotic Living Coach, Victoria Strong Inspired by Paris, Victoria left behind her TV career to champion the power of sexual wellbeing. Working from the idea “heighten your pleasure, enhance your life,” Victoria created a unique, innovative and effective combination of pro-active counseling and somatic techniques that benefit individuals and couples worldwide. E-Mail: victoria@thepleasurecoach.com Website: http://www.thepleasurecoach.com http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=38877333

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Andrea Woolf “The Queen of Having It All”


Love the Life You Live, Live the Life You Love by Andrea Woolf

My pathway into the world of writing and speaking was paved with my two earliest passions. The first was books. I was enchanted by the world of reading and how the stories touched and moved me. I always dreamed that I would be an author one day and inspire people through the power of words...and not just writing them, but also by speaking them passionately. This led me to my second love, which was to entertain! From a very young age, I had a flair for melodrama. Over the years, I seized every opportunity to get involved with anything to do with the stage - from drama to musicals and light opera, and from debating to comedy improvisation. Ever since I can remember, it has been my quest to live life full-out, to live a life that is both rich and exhilarating, as well as deep and balanced - hence the moniker, "The Queen of Having it All." I noticed along the way that not everyone was cultivating the kind of life that was so natural to me. In fact, people often asked what was my "secret." I naturally gravitated towards teaching the techniques I used so that others could create for themselves the life they wanted. From the moment I discovered the field of coaching it was like finding the glove that fit me. I knew immediately, whether I was coaching five or five hundred, that this was what I was here on the planet to do. This was the contribution I was here to make! Combining my absolute love of moving an audience with my passion to ignite people's lives, over the last fifteen years I have had the good fortune to speak to many groups, such as Women in Management, Total Woman, and California Women Business Owners, as well as service organizations, like Rotary Club and Kiwanis. I have also been the featured speaker at numerous corporate events, including Northrup Grumman, Boeing, and the National Association of Women in Construction. Over time, I realized that what brought me the most fulfillment was combining my passions with being in service to others, especially women. My mission is to inspire amazing women like you to Have It All in your life. And it is my delight to have guided thousands of people to make the shift from Settling to Sizzling!


One of my favorite things to do is to make people laugh. Humor is the key to youth and the doorway to joy. It's impossible to stay "clenched" when you're laughing, right?! Try it and see. It's amazing what happens when you give yourself permission to "unclenched." This is where the magic of transformation occurs, and anything is possible. Recently, I realized my dream with the publication of my book, Ignite Your Life! How To Get From Where You Are To Where You To Be. It's a simple step-by-step system to help you clarify what is missing and to design and live the juicy life of your dreams. May you love the life you live, and live the life you love! To Your Magnificence! Andrea www.IgniteYourLifeBOOK.com


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Andrea Woolf Author of Ignite Your Life! How To Get From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be, Speaker and Coach Andrea Woolf inspires thousands of people to ‘have it all’ through her writing, speaking, and coaching. Each day she fulfills her dream of supporting amazing people in achieving extraordinary results while bringing purpose and meaning to every aspect of their lives. E-Mail: andrea@andreawoolf.com Phone: (800) 748-2654 Website: http://IgniteYourLifeBOOK.com http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100000396618754 http://www.linkedin.com/pub/andrea-woolf/1/193/935 http://twitter.com/#!/HaveItAllQueen

Deborah Louise Brown Speaks Speaker & Author, Deborah Brown Deborah Louise Brown is a writer, business consultant and speaker who delivers workshops, seminars and keynote addresses on many subjects, with a special emphasis on reinvention, entrepreneurism, legacy and women's issues. She is a thought leader about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness after the age of 50. E-Mail: petersandbrown@cox.net Phone: (623) 328-8820 Website: http://boomerseriesbooks.com http://www.facebook.com/boomerandbabe http://twitter.com/#!/boomerandbabe

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Gate Lady Publishing Author, Speaker Carolyn CJ Jones Award-winning author Carolyn CJ Jones speaks to a variety of audiences around the world, while conveying her compelling story of healing. Demonstrating ease and proficiency at the podium, Carolyn also talks about the unique origin of her book, Opening the Gates of the Heart: A Journey of Healing. E-Mail: carolyn@gatelady.com Phone: (415) 883-8325 Website: http://www.gatelady.com http://www.facebook.com/carolyncjjones http://twitter.com/#!/carolyncjjones

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Healthy Joyful Living Speaker & Author, Suzanne Saxe-Roux Suzanne loves to inspire others to live their big dreams and every day with joie de vivre. A must-read is her book, Courage and Croissants, Inspiring Joyful Living, A Story and Life Guidebook. Suzanne is available to inspire you and your organization through speaking and lifestyle planning. E-Mail: suzanne@saxe-roux.com Phone: (415) 272-0169 Website: http://healthyjoyfulliving.com http://bit.ly/FacebookHealthyJoyfulLiving http://twitter.com/suzannesaxeroux

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Remembering the Applause - Finding Your Purpose by Allison Blankenship

My life’s calling was revealed to me at six years old – of course, I had no idea at the time. It was my first ballet recital…I remember being onstage with the bright lights and hearing the audience, even though I couldn’t see them. Mostly I remember the applause – it was magical and filled me with joy to my innermost being. It wasn’t until almost 30 years later that the memory was finally anchored into present day. No, I didn’t become a professional dancer despite being totally addicted to Zumba. At 36, I started my own business – not out of desire, but simply a need to help support my family. By this point, I’d been downsized and laid off twice, overcome Stage IV cancer, qualified for food stamps, and married into a blended family to become a part-time parent to two young children. Through a series of self-crafted exercises, those memories of being onstage led to developing a speaking and professional development company that’s been successful for 15 years. Prospective clients always ask why my presentations or programs are so loved by diverse audiences. Perhaps it’s my background of turning unexpected upheaval into success; maybe it’s my “awardwinning” communication skills that earned me Florida Speaker of the Year from a group of my peers. Most people like my high-energy outlook and results-driven tools and techniques. Honestly, I think it’s something very simple – empowering people is my gift. And empowering women is my passion. Even as the lone female executive for a five-star hotel company, I mentored aspiring young women leaders. Eventually I toured with a national seminar company as a keynote speaker for a Women’s Leadership Conference, inspiring thousands of women to follow their dreams. And as life so poetically does, empowering others led to my selfempowerment…I met a kindred spirit and before I knew it, we wrote and produced a one-act show entitled Life Divas ® -- a Woman’s Journey chronicling the roller coaster ride of women’s life stages and roles. Once again, I was back on stage, only this time with a powerful, inspiring message. Along the way, I co-authored three books on leadership, productivity and communications, plus several audio programs. Then my Life Diva® sister, Bonnie Michaels, approached me to write a book about the accelerating rate of change in the world and people’s struggles to adapt quickly and thrive. This book would take a holistic approach and give readers tools to redefine happiness while creating


long-lasting, sustainable success. And, it would include the self-crafted exercise that led me to my own discovery and joy… Upside: How to Zig When Life Zags was published in 2010. It’s been called a “new kind of 10-step program for life-path rejuvenation in chaotic times.” Bonnie and I just call it a passion come to fruition. To read the stories of the brave men and women who are turning chaos and heartbreak into amazing success and happiness is a reward in itself - a catalyst for revitalizing and renewing life. May you continue to find the upside in every challenge and be blissful every day, Allison To bring Allison to your meeting, retreat or company, visit www.AllisonSpeaks.com For information on transforming life challenges into sustainable success, visit www.UpsideTheBook.com for free downloadable exercises, discussion guides and blog.

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JoyWorks/Joy After Fifty President, Connie Clark Connie Clark, "The Joy Doctor," specializing in women’s empowerment and the Science of Happiness, is an internationally acclaimed transformational leader, author, speaker, psychotherapist, retreat and seminar leader. Boomer women learn proven secrets to joyful, zesty living in her blog and book, Joy After Fifty: A Woman’s Guide to Passion, Purpose and Lasting Happiness. E-Mail: cc@connieclarkjoyworks.com Phone: (415 ) 721-0222 Website: http://www.joyafterfifty.com http://www.facebook.com/joyafterfifty http://www.twitter.com/joyafterfifty

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Linda Jay Geldens Editorial Services Copyeditor/Copywriter, Linda Jay Geldens Writing a book? I'm an experienced, versatile, thorough, lightning-fast, professional manuscript copyeditor. Genres I specialize in: business, memoirs, novels, spirituality, fantasy. Comfortable working with authors whose second language is English. Second skill set: promotional copywriting-interviewing-research. I write press releases, Web site text, brochures, blogs. Free consultation. Reasonable rates. E-Mail: LindaJay@aol.com Phone: (415) 456-4334 Website: http://www.lindajaygeldens.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/lindajaygeldens


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Margaret May Damen Author, Speaker, Philanthropic Strategist Co-author of Women, Wealth & Giving (NY: Wiley & Sons) Founder of Institute for Women and Wealth, Florida. She is passionate about empowering women to achieve confidence in their philanthropic leadership skills, money management, and wealth legacy aspirations. Charismatic Keynote speaker, lecturer and trainer. E-Mail: mm@margaret-may.com Phone: (561) 202-0863 Website: http://www.margaret-may.com https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000483879114 http://www.linkedin.com/pub/margaret-may-damen-cfp-clu-chfc-cdfa-cap/17/337/567 https://twitter.com/#!/mm_philanthropy http://www.youtube.com/user/MargaretMayDamen

Precision Speaking, Inc. President, Allison Blankenship Speaker, trainer and author Allison Blankenship is known for engaging and connecting with the audience from the moment the program begins. Participants leave energized, ready to use their new skills and attitudes. Keynotes and workshop topics include stress and life balance, managing unexpected life changes, communication skills and priority management. E-Mail: Allison@AllisonSpeaks.com Phone: (239) 289-5052 Website: http://www.AllisonSpeaks.com https://www.facebook.com/#!/UpsidetheBook http://twitter.com/upsidethebook

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A Leap into the Unknown - Led to A Journey of Healing by Carolyn CJ Jones

My life has been a kaleidoscope of colors. I became an accomplished violinist, woodworker, and renovator. Despite my accomplishments, I felt awful about myself. It wasn’t until I took a leap into the unknown and dealt with healing emotional pain that I was able to open my heart and move into my current roles - author, photographer, publisher, and speaker. It is not surprising that I gravitated to these roles. After all, I began writing in diaries at a young age, had a camera around my neck since I was ten, and had performed in front of an audience in my high school musical. I even became a nurse in order to heal others. Over and over, I re-invented myself, overcoming the effects of being raised in an abusive environment. But the major change in my life occurred when I decided to become sober. You see, in my early 20s, I discovered that alcohol and drugs numbed my feelings of worthlessness and deep despair. My drinking and drugging worsened during my 20 year marriage. Finally beaten down to an emotional low, I left my marriage to “find myself” and also to get sober. I decided to go on a road trip. Before I left the San Francisco Bay Area where I was living at the time, I went to say goodbye to my ex-husband, who was still living on the sailboat we had called home while together. As I sat in the cockpit, looking at the hills across the water, I decided to visit a neighborhood I had never seen before. There I discovered the most lovely gates, which I vowed to photograph if ever I returned. Three years later, now a sober woman, I returned and started photographing them; I couldn’t stop. After several weeks, I realized that the gates represented my heart, closed from life’s pains. By that time, I had accumulated dozens of photographs. Meanwhile, I was engaged in a practice of daily journaling. In November 2004, I wrote words that gave voice to an image I had just titled Webs of Fear. This prompted me to search all my journals for other words that described the photos. Amazingly, I found phrases that fit 25 gates. I realized that what I now had was a book.


Six years later, I published Opening the Gates of the Heart: A Journey of Healing, the story of how I was led to heal my emotional pain. I’m delighted that the book has won several national awards for photography, spirituality, and inspiration. As an author, it naturally followed that I would become a speaker to present the ideas in my book. I have spoken at countless libraries and book stores across the country, and on radio and TV shows. Currently, I speak to a variety of audiences about the opening of my heart. My message is one of hope and inspiration that encourages self-responsibility and action. I invite you to learn more at www.gatelady.com Peace, Carolyn

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Sallie Felton Life Coach, International Talk Radio Host, Author, Speaker Sallie Felton, Life Coach and International Talk Radio Host, doesn't just talk the talk, she's been there. Whether you're stuck in a rut, disorganized or going through a transition, with Sallie's intuitive nature, she can guide you to new beginnings. All you have to do is "Start where you stand." E-Mail: sallie@salliefeltonlifecoach.com Phone: (978) 626-0090 Website: http://www.salliefeltonlifecoach.com http://www.facebook.com/salliefeltonlifecoach http://www.twitter.com/salliefelton

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Shelley Lieber Publisher & Author Consultant Publishing visionary and strategist Shelley Lieber teaches authors to succeed in the new publishing environment by connecting traditional strategies, social media and the power of community. Writers worldwide have used her award-winning books, 4Ps to Publishing Success and Publishing Made Easy & Profitable as publishing “musthaves� to launch their books and careers. E-Mail: shelley@shelleylieber.com Website: http://wordywoman.com http://facebook.com/shelleylieber http://twitter.com/wordywoman

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The Speak Well Being Group Founder, Barbara Christenson Co-creating health and wellness through connections since 1998. We specialize in providing exceptional speakers for health, wellness and women’s events. We’ve hand-picked our speakers for their expertise, talent and authenticity. When you work with us, you’ll come back for more “How Are We Going to Top That?” speakers. E-Mail: barbara@speakwellbeing.com Phone: (503) 699-5031 Website: http://www.speakwellbeing.com https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=825377271 http://www.twitter.com/speakwellbeing

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Vicky DeCoster Author & Speaker Award-winning humor writer Vicky DeCoster is the author of From Diapers to Dorkville, Husbands, Hot Flashes, and All That Hullabaloo! and The Wacky World of Womanhood. Her work has been published in over 60 magazines, books, and web sites including www.thespiritedwoman.com, where she regularly blogs. She lives in Nebraska with her family. E-Mail: vdecoster@wackywomanhood.com Website: http://www.wackywomanhood.com http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Wacky-Womanhood/166393647498 http://www.linkedin.com/in/VickyDeCoster http://www.twitter.com/wackywoman


“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” - Helen Keller

“Keep a grateful journal. Every night, list five things that you are grateful for. What it will begin to do is change your perspective of your day and your life.” - Oprah Winfrey

“To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world.” - Author Unknown


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Rainbow Warrior Awaken! ™ Your Journey of Guidance and Healing - The Nourishing Power of the Sacred Feminine by Mara Berendt Friedman and Trinity Harris

Long before our paths crossed in 2006, we each were unconventional women following our passion in both our personal and professional lives. Mara founded her company New Moon Visions in 1994 and had been painting images honoring the Divine Feminine for over two decades. Trinity, a counselor and energy therapist, had co-founded with her husband Louis, the Radiant Life Center in Eugene, Oregon, in 1996. Our journeys converged when Trinity led Mara through a transformative chakra clearing process. A short time later, we met again and Mara excitedly reported that the experience they shared had released a bolt of inspiration. For many successive nights while asleep, she had received compelling dreamtime information for a “project.” Although the final outcome was a mystery, Mara knew that this project would be a healing and divinatory deck and guidebook that would use her artwork. She asked Trinity to co-author and bring in the healing processes. For Trinity, the answer was an immediate and resounding “Yes!” Thus began our extraordinary partnership and a four-year adventure of co-creating Rainbow Warrior Awaken!™ Your Journey of Guidance and Healing. Well into our creative journey, when much of the writing was seemingly complete, another bolt of inspiration came to Mara. After spending a week with the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, Mara knew the voice for RWA! was to be that of a grandmother sharing wisdom with her grandchild. A rewrite of every card was needed to incorporate this voice. We happily followed this guidance. The original inspiration for our deck arises from prophecies of the Rainbow Warrior that weave through many native cultures. These prophecies tell of a time when our planet is ravaged by environmental destruction and in a grave state of imbalance caused by ignorance and greed. A new tribe of people, of every color, culture and creed will gather, and these Rainbow Children, through their brave, wise and compassionate actions, will help to heal the wounds of their Mother Earth.


RWA! is our dreaming of a reverent and authentic way of living on our planet that springs from cooperation and love. Our “dream” is of a life guided by Spirit, in which our actions are in service to each other and to the health of our earth. Our vision of healing is one that begins within the individual heart and ripples outward into the global community. Rainbow Warrior Awaken! has become our taproot - the still center in the eye of the storm as we travel through these wildly discordant times similar to those described in the prophecies. It has become a guiding force for our own lives as we strive to live as Rainbow Warriors. It is our prayer that RWA! serves as inspiration and assists our sisters and brothers around the world to discover and know in their heart of hearts that they indeed are the Rainbow Warriors we have been waiting for. First self-published as a 44-card set and 96-page guidebook in November 2010, we are thrilled that RWA! is already in its second edition. To find out more about our divination deck and to order, please visit our website www.rainbowwarriorawaken.com Mara’s website www.newmoonvisions.com. Trinity’s website www.radiantlifecenter.com

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Hands On Company President & CEO, Pamelah Landers Hand Analysis is a science-based system of identifying your Life Purpose based on your fingerprints. One of the top three Hand Analysts in the country, I've published four books and multiple audios. E-Mail: Pamelah@HandsOnCompany.com Phone: (408) 871-0859 Website: http://www.HandsOnCompany.com

Make Me Smile Healing Jeweler, Cheryl Wagner Many people have had oracle readings, palm readings, even toe readings. I make a bracelet just for you out of charms, semiprecious stones. I send you a reading of the color/charms/stones. You wear it on your left wrist (closest to your heart). Healing bracelet...special for you alone. E-Mail: cherwagner@yahoo.com Phone: (602) 882-3920 Website: http://www.angelsaremyguide.com https://www.facebook.com/cherwagner http://twitter.com/#!/cherwag

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Your Life Purpose is in Your Hands by Pamelah Landers

Walking across my high school campus at age 16, I had an Aha! Moment. I "just knew" my life would be about working with people. I just didn't know in what way. It would take 26 years for me to find out! During that time, I took workshops and classes, therapy and personal exploration to "find my purpose." But it wasn’t until I learned about the system of Hand Analysis in 1991 that I had a succinct and specific language for it, a really clear vision. What I learned in my Hand Analysis Life Purpose Blueprint session is that my fingerprints actually ARE all about "working with people." Even though I knew that in high school, I didn’t know the WHY. My life purpose turns out to be “sharing my spiritual wisdom with the public through creativity and leadership with love.” The next day after learning the basics of Hand Analysis, I looked at hands every day. I couldn’t get enough. I loved deciphering the map. For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, Hand Analysis is a science-based system of using your hand's map to determine your life purpose. It’s the fingerprints that identify your life purpose and life lesson - and those are formed 16 weeks after conception! The rest of your hand explains your approach to everything in your life: what matters about work, personal relationships, favorite hobbies, how you experience events, and more. The greatest gift my clients tell me is that they feel clarity about direction and relief that they are actually on track - at some level for expressing their life purpose. Often they say they feel permission to be who they really are designed to be, feeling "seen" - maybe for the first time ever in their lives. As my career progressed, in 2000, I traveled monthly to Houston/ Austin from the San Francisco Bay Area to teach eager students how to read hands. I LOVED how I felt when I was teaching. Helping people learn about themselves through their hands was a fantastic experience. Claiming my passion as a teacher made a huge difference to me. It has become a major focus of how I express my life purpose and engage in deep connection with others.


One of my students, Jenny, told me after a series of three classes, “The information from you is the best and most accurate sense of myself that I have gotten from another. I wish I had had some of this knowledge earlier in my life.” While teaching in Houston, I began writing my first book on Hand Analysis. I now use my writing voice in addition to my speaking voice to share my passion of how knowing what’s in your hands can save you time, money and heartache. The life-changing trust of my inner-gut feeling of "just knowing" I had to learn Hand Analysis has opened doors I never would have imagined. My passion comes alive every day I engage in my business. And I still can’t get enough of looking at people’s hands! Visit my website: www.HandsOnCompany.com


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Rainbow Warrior Awaken!™ Your Journey of Guidance and Healing Co-Creators, Trinity Harris & Mara Berendt Friedman Mara Berendt Friedman and Trinity Harris are co-founders of TrinQuinity Productions and co-creators of Rainbow Warrior Awaken!™. Mara’s company New Moon Visions offers her artwork honoring the Sacred Feminine. Trinity is a counselor and energy therapist and co-founder of The Radiant Life Center in Eugene, Oregon. E-Mail: trinityharris333@gmail.com Phone: (541) 687-2835 Website: http://www.rainbowwarriorawaken.com Website: http://www.newmoonvisions.com https://www.facebook.com/newmoonvisions

Real Food Real Life CEO & Founder, Tamara Yapp Real Food Real Life considers our powders and liquids to be essential staples in everyone's daily regimen. They will balance your gut and affect your overall health so positively and profoundly, you will see noticeable results. Their beneficial bacteria and yeasts will increase energy and decrease sugar and carb cravings. E-Mail: tamara.yapp@rfrl.tv Phone: (888) 573-2536 Website: http://realfoodreallife.tv/ http://www.facebook.com/RealFoodRealLife http://twitter.com/#!/realfoodrl

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sensitive + thriving, Inc. Super Sensitive Therapist + CEO, Ane Axford Holistic lifestyle products and services specially crafted and proven for those who have the genetic trait of high sensitivity: Nutrition + Supplements; Hypnosis; Coaching; Therapy; Books; Relational Services: Entrepreneur Services + Business Development; Sensitive Leadership Training; and Groups + Classes + Retreats + Workshops. E-Mail: ane@aneaxford.com Website: http://sensitiveandthriving.com http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ane-Axford/346500064410 http://twitter.com/AneAxford

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Radio/TV Shows Presented by

Nancy Ferrari Radio Personality of “The Nancy Ferrari Show”


Let Your Voice Be Heard! by Nancy Ferrari

As the saying goes, life has come full circle, and it most definitely has for me, as I am now living my life exactly as it was intended to be! I was a communications/journalism major in college and had set my sights on broadcasting, reporting or writing for a local station or newspaper here in Southern California; however, those goals were set aside as life had a different path for me. I wouldn’t change a thing, as I was blessed to have met a wonderful man with whom I have shared 32 years of marriage, raised three children, worked as a legal assistant for 20 years, however, I knew there was another calling waiting in the wings for me. The opportunity to step into the radio industry came my way in April 2010, when I was asked to be a guest on an Internet radio show. It was after that guest appearance when I spoke about my interest in health, that I knew, without a doubt, that I would host my own show. Therein began my new career as I created Feel Free in the O.C. on BlogTalkRadio in May 2010 and 200 shows later, I am now the radio show host on the blossoming The Nancy Ferrari Show on KNOC Radio, airing live on 1680 on the right side of the AM dial in Orange County, California. I share my story to inspire others to follow their true heart’s desire and that it’s never too late in life to rekindle those passions within. I truly am living my best life RIGHT NOW. My life is enriched with each and every interview as I have had the pleasure of connecting with an amazing array of expert guests, ranging from authors, medical practitioners, psychologists, inspirational speakers, to women in baseball and seemingly everyone in between. I have found that life is what you make it, and as my messages are that of positivity and what’s right in the world, I am continually rewarded by the abundance of guests I've shared with my listeners. My personal growth has been exponential as I learned more about the radio industry, and the skills of effective interviewing. One of the first lessons was the skill of listening. I’ve always been a natural


communicator, however, what I’ve discovered is the gift of listening and not just hearing someone talk. When people ask me what has been the greatest experience within my profession thus far, the answer is in what I have learned from each and every interview with my guests. They are a gift to me and knowing them is priceless. The circle of life continues as I am in balance within my life. I love my work as a radio show host and look forward to many more years of experiencing all the best. I say, let my voice be heard and yours, too! Nancy Ferrari can be heard on KNOC 1680 on the AM dial every Wednesday at 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. PST. All shows are archived for listening pleasure and are downloadable on Nancy's website: www.nancyferrari.com . When she is not on the radio, she is an active empowerment speaker, personal development and vision coach, and a woman on a mission.

“Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.” - Ella Fitzgerald

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Magnificent Menopause & Beyond Radio Show Co-Hosts, Carrie Pierce and Gail Edgell Magnificent Menopause & Beyond™ features everything you need to know to embrace midlife and THRIVE! Co-hosts Gail Edgell and Carrie Pierce provide a plethora of Menopause-related info, in a fun, enlightening and informative way. If you’re a 40+ woman or love one who is, don’t miss this show! E-Mail: MagnificentMenopause@yahoo.com Website: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/magnificentmenopause http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Magnificent-Menopause-Beyond-Radio-Show/172639402760981 http://www.youtube.com/user/capierce3?feature=mhee

Real Food Real Life CEO & Founder, Tamara Yapp Our popular family-oriented show on Internet TV at www.realfoodreallife.tv showcases Tamara Yapp and her extraordinary guests speaking about health, healing and the ingredients of positive living. The topics highlight what Tamara learned during her 13-year search for ways to heal her son. All the shows are available on-demand 24/7. E-Mail: tamara.yapp@rfrl.tv Phone: (888) 573-2536 Website: http://realfoodreallife.tv/ http://www.facebook.com/RealFoodRealLife http://twitter.com/#!/realfoodrl

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Dreams and Radio Shows Do Come True by Misty Oaks

The story of how I even got my own radio show is truly a testament to the wonder of how the Universe works to our benefit, sometimes when we least expect it. In March 2011, I was looking to do brief radio-based "mini-commercials" for the law firm I own in Atlanta, Georgia, The Oaks Firm. The owner of a budding Internet radio station welcomed me onto his afternoon show for a 20-minute interview about the foreclosure and housing crisis and then asked me to stay on-air for the rest of the fourhour time slot because he and his listeners were loving it. By having the good fortune to build a rapport with him, one month later he offered me my own morning radio show and my response was, “Sure, why not?” I tried to play it cool as a cucumber when inside I knew this was a huge deal. Not only was I thrilled to be hosting my very own Internet radio show, I was also a little nervous. After all, who would want to listen to me talk for two hours or even one-and-a-half with music breaks? What would I talk about? What would my voice sound like on-air? And perhaps the most important question of all, would people like me (remember Sally Fields at The Oscars?)? Those were just a sampling of the questions running through my head. At first the show was entitled AMO (Attorney Misty Oaks) in the Morning and was intended to have a legal slant to every story. It took me about two months to realize that being an attorney is what I do, not who I am. I was so much more than just an attorney, and while legal topics are interesting, I was interested in expressing so much more. I am an attorney, an entrepreneur, a young African-American female, a writer, a speaker, and an avid student of metaphysics and spirituality. I am proud to say that the Internet radio station that took a chance on me is called Sensation Station Network and is now the hottest Internet hip-hop and R&B station in all of Atlanta. I am also proud to announce that as of June 1, 2011, the name of my morning show was changed to The Misty Oaks Experience, because it’s not just a radio show, it’s an experience. On The Misty Oaks Experience, we speak truth to power and powerful truth every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. EST. The show is a combination of everything I am, all the roles I play and all the hats I wear. The show is heard now by roughly 60,000 daily listeners and is currently being shopped for national syndication.


And finally, I am even more proud to say that through The Misty Oaks Experience, I am learning who Misty Oaks is. It wasn’t until I opened up to my own capabilities and possibilities that I expanded my platform, my reach and my life. Through The Misty Oaks Experience, I am uncovering my own inner strength, renewing my faith that new paths always open, and becoming even more so - the Spirited Woman I was born to be. Won’t you join me on this journey—every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. EST on The New Sensation Station Network? I so welcome your support. www.sensationstationnetwork.com


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The Ageless Sisters Co-Hosts, Cynthia Rowland & Jackie Silver The Ageless Sisters, Cynthia Rowland, Founder of Facial Magic and Luscious Lips and Jackie Silver, Author of Aging Backwards: Secrets to Staying Young. Sharing their own expertise as they bring health and beauty experts into conversations, listeners enjoy the most up-to-date information on the products they see in the marketplace. E-Mail: cynthia@cynthiarowland.com Phone: (562) 433-1597 Website: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theagelesssisters http://www.facebook.com/theagelesssisters http://www.twitter.com/agelesssisters

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The Boomer and The Babe Show Talk Show Host, Producer, Deborah Brown The Boomer and The Babe Show is a daily talk show featuring Boomer thought leaders with ideas and solutions for making the next phase of life the best phase of life. Hosts Pete Peters and Deborah Brown are living the vibrant, vital Boomer lifestyle and hope others will too! E-Mail: host@boomerandthebabe.com Phone: (623) 328-8820 Website: http://blogtalkradio.com/boomerandbabe http://facebook.com/boomerandbabe http://twitter.com/boomerandbabe

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Real Food Real Life TV by Tamara Yapp

My path to becoming a health advocate and the host of my own Internet TV show about food, health and healing was an unexpected twist of fate. To fill you in on my story, I am married to a successful entertainment company executive. As a young adult growing up in California, I joined a family passion and worked in the real estate industry for 25 years. But as my own family grew to include seven children, my focus shifted. In the late 1990s, when our sixth child CJ was diagnosed with a triplethreat group of conditions - autism, colitis, and Crohn's disease - I became a woman on a mission. After interviewing the top doctors and leading experts in both traditional and alternative (even controversial) medicine, in an attempt to find ways to make CJ and my whole family healthier, I discovered that CJ was not digesting the foods he was eating, and was in fact allergic to many foods. I went on a 13-year search for ways to heal my son CJ from autism, and ultimately, I was successful. But I wanted to share my experiences and discoveries about truly healthy living with thousands, possibly millions, of people worldwide. I thought, what better way to convey what I've learned, and be able to interview fascinating guests, than to have my own Internet TV show about health and healing? The result was that in September 2010, I hosted my first show on www.RealFoodRealLife.tv, and we've been running ever since, to very positive feedback. My series is a combination of education and entertainment ("edutainment") designed for the whole family, and is available to viewers on-demand, 24/7. The objective of my show is to make all my hard-learned lessons about healthy living easy for my viewers to access, so they can take realistic steps, and also shorten their learning curve. In my show segments, I interview talented, bright people who are experts on a particular show's topic. For example, one of my guests was Lawrence Gust, the top environmental engineer in the U.S., discussing how to create a healthy home environment. All the shows are shot at my house, which is completely set up for filming and production. Because I believe that most of my topics originate within people's homes and relate to their families, I feel that


filming in a home setting is the most appropriate. I'm fortunate to live in Los Angeles, which is the hub of production talent, so we use professional videographers and editors to produce my shows. I plan the shows about 30-60 days ahead of filming. It's typically a 60-day cycle to identify and book the best guests, to develop scripts and a list of camera shots, to do set preparation, and so forth. I know my show will make a positive difference in your life! So just grab a cup of green tea, tune in to www.realfoodreallife.tv at your convenience, and let's get you and your family eating well and living well! "Real Food...Real Life."

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The Misty Oaks Experience Host, Misty Oaks Attorney Misty A. Oaks is the host of the dynamic Internet radio show The Misty Oaks Experience where she speaks truth to power and powerful truth each and every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. EST on TheNewSensationStationNetwork.com E-Mail: attyoaks@yahoo.com Phone: (404) 725-5697 Website: http://www.sensationstationnetwork.com http://www.facebook.com/pages/Who-Is-Misty-Oaks/201974086505678 http://www.linkedin.com/pub/misty-oaks/a/619/b15 http://www.twitter.com/WhoIsMistyOaks http://www.youtube.com/user/whoismistyoaks?feature=mhsn

The Nancy Ferrari Show, KNOC Radio Radio Personality, Nancy Ferrari As the new voice at KNOC Radio in Orange County, California, Nancy Ferrari shares her messages of positivity, features expert guests who make a difference in the world, and lives with passion and purpose as she lets her voice be heard! E-Mail: nancy.t.ferrari@gmail.com Phone: (714) 469-1782 Website: http://www.nancyferrari.com https://www.facebook.com/nancy.t.ferrari http://twitter.com/nferrari24

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WomanTalk Live Radio Host and Speaker, Ann Quasman WomanTalk Live is a live weekly radio show hosted by Ann Quasman and airing on Talkradio 680 WCBM in Baltimore and online. Ann’s goal is to have conscious conversations about topics that matter to women and the men who love women, and to give women everywhere a bigger voice. E-Mail: ann@womantalklive.com Website: http://womantalklive.com/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/WomanTalk-Live/237506352586 http://www.linkedin.com/in/annquasman http://www.youtube.com/user/WomanTalkLive?feature=mhsn

I am excited to be part of this global community with so many beautiful visionaries and true modern-day cosmic cheerleaders for what I call The Heart-Based New Humanity! - Marja West (U.S)


Find Out How to Be in the 2013 Directory! More than 70 Every Woman Visionaries - from six countries and over 25 states participated in our 2012 Directory - our inaugural issue. Our goal for our 2013 Directory is to EXPAND IT. Presently, we have 15 categories and over 100 listings - we'd like to offer more. Have more women involved from more countries, and more states. Expand our reach and have an abundance of new profiles and listings.

What makes this Directory special? It is a by-invitation-by-referral-only Directory. There is no publication ANYWHERE (online or off) where women from around the world have come together like this.

What are the BENEFITS for you to be in the Directory? - Greatly expanded awareness of what you do. - Sharing your story, so that you can inspire other women. - Networking and connecting with like-minded women of vision. - Maximizing your use of social media. - A grass roots, "non-hard-sell" marketing tool. - PR opportunities - such as radio/blog tours/TV interviews. - A FREE informational "gift" to give to your customers/followers. - Working directly with Nancy Mills, the founder of Spirited Woman.

What's the COST to be in the 2013 Directory? We are pleased to offer our SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY RATES through February 5, 2012. Effective thereafter, our 2013 rates will go into effect. The 2013 Directory will be released in December 2012.

To be considered for the Directory, please go to www.thespiritedwoman.com/directory and fill out our Directory form application. You are also welcome to contact Nancy Mills directly at NancyMills@TheSpiritedWoman.com or call her at 805-698-3555.


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Shelley Lieber Author, The Prince Charming Hoax


The Prince Charming Hoax by Shelley Lieber

I can’t remember when books were not part of my life. It probably began with the children’s stories my mother read to me. One glorious day, my father brought home a book for me to read by myself. It was a first-grade reading primer and I can’t imagine where he got it, but I still have the well-worn hardcover on my bookshelf! From that day on I was addicted to reading, and I have no intention of trying to break the habit. Since graduating from college, my career has been rooted in some area related to books and communication: I’ve held positions in book publishing, magazine publishing, marketing and public relations as an editor, writer, author, publisher, marketing director, publicity agent, consultant and author advocate. You may know me as Shelley Lieber, The Wordy Woman, author and publishing consultant. In that persona I wrote 4Ps to Publishing Success and Publishing Made Easy & Profitable; created the VIP Authors writers community; and founded Visual Impressions Publishing, a publishing vehicle for independent authors. But there’s another protagonist in this story. About ten years ago I was transitioning from life as a wife, writer and mother to single, writing mother, headed toward being an empty nester in a second marriage and new career. A few years later, I was writing Sex in the Suburbs, a nonfiction book about my midlife experiences re-entering the dating world when the story abruptly morphed into fiction. You’ve probably heard authors talk about characters having lives and minds of their own. That’s exactly what happened to me. I had interviewed dozens of women for dating and relationship stories to use in Sex in the Suburbs. One day as I struggled with the structure and organization of the book, the interviews suddenly merged into the life stories of two characters, Leah Gold and Roxanne Stein: two friends with contrasting personalities and a shared propensity for choosing Mr. Wrong. Their story became The Prince Charming Hoax, my debut novel. I use my pen name, Elyse Grant, for fiction because truly the inspiration for storytelling comes from a source inside myself that is not a person I’ve yet shown the world. The Prince Charming Hoax, a sizzling hot story of self-growth and empowerment, was almost seven years in the making. While in the final editing stage and preparing for the release of the ebook, it


occurred to me that I was also gearing up for my personal “release” as the author of erotic fiction. Contemplating these momentous events, I was struck by the realization that Shelley Lieber and Elyse Grant are the real-life models for Leah Gold and Roxanne Stein. Shelley and Leah are the “good girls,” smart, successful, with nurturing mom-type personalities. Roxie and Elyse are the “naughty girls,” sharp, ambitious with a penchant for bending the rules and having fun. The truth is that every woman has these two personalities within. Mine are just living it out publicly! I hope you enjoy The Prince Charming Hoax. FYI: This is Leah’s book, with Roxie as co-star. But in the second novel of the e-trilogy, Roxie gets the lead role. Please follow our escapades in the real and literary worlds at http://shelleylieber.com/

All of us at Spirited Woman are thrilled that Shelley Lieber has used our Directory to launch her book internationally. May the force be with you Shelley!

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Boomer Series Books Publisher and Editor, Deborah Brown Boomer Series Books are short, informative eBooks that cover the important things in life, love, success and happiness. Written by Boomers for Boomers, the books offer solutions for creating a better life, no matter the stage or phase, and give tips for staying vital, vibrant and happy. Good reads! E-Mail: petersandbrown@cox.net Phone: (623) 328-8820 Website: http://boomerseriesbooks.com http://www.facebook.com/boomerandbabe http://twitter.com/#!/boomerandbabe

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Living With Outrageous Joy by Madeleine Kay Captures the joyful essence of the art of living serendipitously. Playfully inspiring and motivating, this unique collection of insights, sayings and quotes combines the wisdom, passion and playfulness of serendipity with Madeleine Kay's practical, downto-earth common sense to help people get, claim and enjoy all the joy and riches they desire. E-Mail: mk@madeleinekay.com Website: http://www.madeleinekay.com http://www.facebook.com/serendipityday http://www.twitter.com/madeleinekay


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Opening the Gates of the Heart: A Journey of Healing by Carolyn CJ Jones This award-winning book of hope and inspiration - appeals to those on a journey of self-discovery and growth. If you are struggling, it will help you past obstacles. If celebrating your successful journey, it will celebrate with you. E-Mail: carolyn@gatelady.com Phone: (415) 883-8325 Website: http://www.gatelady.com http://www.facebook.com/carolyncjjones http://twitter.com/#!/carolyncjjones

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Reach CD by Singer/Songwriter Stacy Robin Reach is the title track for this very special “Spirited Woman” compilation. I am motivated and inspired to create music for both live performance and recordings that enable me to “make a difference." I have drawn material from my various projects that I feel best reflects the human spirit. E-Mail: stacy@imaginaryfriends.com Phone: (310) 993-1246 Website: http://www.reachforasong.com http://www.facebook.com/stacyrobinsongs http://twitter.com/stacyrobinsongs

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Living Serendipitously...Keeping the Wonder Alive by Madeleine Kay

I love the word serendipity – I love the way it sounds, I love what it means . . . and I love how it can transform your life and take the “if” out of any equation and replace it with “when.” That’s what living serendipitously has done for me and can do for you too . . . whatever you want – happiness, success, relationships, money. I had been living serendipitously pretty much my whole adult life, naively believing that everyone else was living from that same spirit. I traveled the world; lived in Paris and Israel - mastering three new languages; became an international fashion model; taught at Tel Aviv University, later at University of Miami; ran my own Advertising/ Marketing/PR agency; wrote commentaries for the CBS affiliate in Miami; set up international art exhibits; acted as an extra in film/TV. . . all the while escapading in and out of intriguing situations, relationships and places . . . and always – writing. Then I had a nervous breakdown and lost everything. I found myself stripped down to zero personal resources – physically, emotionally, spiritually and financially. The amazing thing is that, after my initial shock at finding myself at point zero, my response became one of terror mixed with absolute exhilaration. I actually found myself excited about all the new discoveries I was making and experiencing every day as I was healing. I remember running one day and thinking, “Hmm . . . So this is what it feels like to have a nervous breakdown!” Feeling a sense of awe, gratitude … and even a little amusement, I realized that my nervous breakdown had become just another experience for me . . . something new, unknown and wonderful to experience. That experience, losing everything temporarily and all that made me feel special and unique, gave me the opportunity to understand others better and to understand who I was and what I had to offer – the gift of serendipity – not as some vague metaphysical concept, not as a naïve way of living with no personal awareness . . . but rather, as a practical, real-life solution and way of responding to life. Six months later, I wrote Living Serendipitously . . . keeping the wonder alive. I wrote it long-hand . . . in 21 days . . . and it was published almost exactly as I wrote it! Since then I've written several books.


One of them, Serendipitously Rich...How to Get Delightfully, Delectably, Deliciously Rich (or anything else you want) in 7 Ridiculously Easy Steps continues my brand and I am now known as “The Serendipity Lady"! I also coach others. So my nervous breakdown – which I call my “breakthrough”. . . and my response to it – made me consciously aware of the power of serendipity and my passion and ability to share it with others. My greatest joy is now helping other women claim their power as they reclaim everything that is wonderful and special about them . . . by living serendipitously. Einstein said, “There are only two ways to live your life – as though nothing is a miracle or as though everything is a miracle.” Living serendipitously aligns us with the everything. So Live Serendipitously . . . EnjOy . . . and Dare to Dream! Madeleine www.madeleinekay.com

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Rescue Me! How to Save Yourself (and Your Sanity) When Things Go Wrong by Annette Comer Whether you've lost your job, your business is in trouble or your relationships are failing under enormous stress, Rescue Me! is the compass to saving yourself and your sanity. Rescue Me! is a true story full of powerful techniques and unique insights. An inspiring must read for today's troubled times. E-Mail: annette@annettecomer.com Website: http://www.annettecomer.com http://www.facebook.com/AnnetteComerFans http://twitter.com/AnnetteComer

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Second Wind: One Woman's Midlife Quest to Run Seven Marathons on Seven Continents by Cami Ostman Second Wind is about an unlikely athlete. Edging toward midlife and in the middle of a divorce, Cami stretches way outside of her comfort zone. She first begins running and then accepts a challenge to do a marathon. This leads her to all seven continents to run the 26.2-mile distance. E-Mail: clostman@live.com Website: http://www.7marathons7continents.com http://www.facebook.com/pages/Second-Wind-by-Cami-Ostman/142286652462823?ref=ts http://twitter.com/camiostman


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Song of the Silk Road by Mingmei Yip Song of the Silk Road is a young woman's adventure and love story on China's fabled route with the lure of a three-million-dollar reward.

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Speaking Your Truth by Lisa Shultz & Andrea Costantine Become a published author in the ongoing anthology series Speaking Your Truth: Courageous Stories from Inspiring Women. Share your story today! Check out the submission guidelines on our website for details. E-Mail: info@selfpublishingexperts.com Phone: (303) 850-9400 Website: http://www.speakingyourtruthbook.com http://www.facebook.com/speakingyourtruth http://www.twitter.com/lisajshultz

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“Reach” Out to the World with Song by Stacy Robin

As a Spirited Woman mother, scientist, singer/songwriter and social activist - I live every day with the belief in life’s possibilities and reach out to embrace them: To nurture my children. To contribute to medical science with my research. To rescue animals. To feed and clothe the needy. To touch others through my music. Arriving in Los Angeles - the iconic city of possibilities, dreams and music - in 1987 as a young woman from Indiana - I have invested many years in my craft as a singer, songwriter, percussionist and band front woman specializing in a unique fusion of pop, rock, folk and world music as well as performing spiritual music for prayer and healing. I am motivated and inspired to create music for both live performance and recordings that enable me to “make a difference." Recognizing that women worldwide are making a difference, I have created a special CD compilation. Reach is the title track and name of the compilation. For Reach, I have drawn material from my various projects that I feel best reflects the human spirit. The songs I selected range from a lyrical expose rallying self-pride and striving for a better life, to the recognition of the unseen, spiritual influences that surround us all. My title song, Reach, encourages the listeners to "reach out" to each other and to live life with open arms. I am thrilled to find opportunities to donate my songs, my CDs, and my live performances, raising funds and awareness for a wide array of benefits, worthy causes and community events. I also strive to find therapeutic and educational uses of my songs through schools, camps, faithbased programs, and even in skilled care facilities. And, of course, I don’t mind when my music actually brings me some commercial success! I’ve had numerous songs in TV, film and commercials. My catalog of music and roster of collaborators are extensive, and to date I have four commercially released CDs and am currently in the studio completing my second solo release, and a third release with my band Imaginary Friends.


I do hope you are inspired to purchase a copy of Reach so that you may write the words into your own hearts and share them with the ones you love around the world - for it was created for spirited women like you. Please visit my website for more on this compilation and other projects, as well as detailed information on my credits and non-profit partner organizations: www.reachforasong.com . For music licensing, contact Beth Wernick: info@imaginaryfriends.com ‌ Reaching out to each other, into ourselves and up to God. In truth, all three are the same direction, for when we reach out to others we find ourselves and God, when we reach into ourselves we find others and God, and when we reach up to God we touch ourselves and others. - Reb Nachman

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The Prince Charming Hoax by Shelley Lieber Shelley Lieber writes “erotic fiction with a message” under the pen name Elyse Grant. Her protagonists are strong women with ambition, compassion and healthy sexual appetites who also have personal missions to do good in the world. The Prince Charming Hoax is the first book of a steamy e-trilogy. E-Mail: shelley@shelleylieber.com Website: http://shelleylieber.com http://facebook.com/shelleylieber http://twitter.com/wordywoman

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The Self-Empowered Woman by Marilyn Murray Willison Curious about success? Wonder what high-achievers have in common? Wish you could get what you want out of life? The Self-Empowered Woman is an informative introduction to a wide variety of accomplished women, and includes exercises to help readers grow and learn how to make their dreams come true. E-Mail: mmw@marilynwillison.com Phone: (561) 547-4548 Website: http://www.marilynwillison.com https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1268987806 http://twitter.com/#!/marmurwill http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=34368852&locale=en_US&trk=tyah http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF0FEsYou_c


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Tree Spirited Woman by Colleen Baldrica Three-time National Award Winner, Tree Spirited Woman takes you through one woman’s intimate transformation. The insights, and delicate message about life, love and liberation, invite the reader to ponder the essence of the spirit world, and the powerful connection with family, friends and mother earth. E-Mail: colleenbaldrica@yahoo.com Website: http://colleenbaldrica.com http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1603690232

Honor the sacred. Honor the Earth, our Mother. Honor the Elders. Honor all with whom we share the Earth: Four-leggeds, two-leggeds, winged ones, Swimmers, crawlers, plant and rock people. Walk in balance and beauty. -Native American Legend


Recognizing that women worldwide are making a HUGE difference, singer/songwriter Stacy Robin, has created a special CD compilation. Reach is the title track and the name of the compilation. She has dedicated it to our Directory. And it has become our theme song. To purchase Reach go to: www.reachforasong.com Thank you Stacy!

Reach for the stars Reach for each other’s arms Reach and you’ll go far Up down all around Move your body to the sound Reach for the sky Reach side to side Reach far & wide Up down all around Move your body to the sound Love the world all around you Let the light surround you Never down, you – rise up No weight upon your shoulders March on like little soldiers Get it done & get up get up & reach CHORUS You can keep it moving There’s no time for losing Take a dare and step up step up Adventures are unfolding Challenges embolden Never stop just jump up jump up CHORUS If I’m feeling fine got my eyes on the sky No feeling down, I’m on the ground but I reach out reach and REACH… (CHORUS)


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There Are No Shortcuts to Weight Loss! by Lori Boxer

"There are no shortcuts to weight loss,” says Lori Boxer, director of Weight No More Diet Center, a privately owned weight loss service with no pills, no packaged foods or diet drinks, or sale of any products whatsoever. “You must learn how to lose weight the way you can eat for the rest of your life," says Lori. While successfully losing her own 50s menopausal weight gain with the help of a nutritionist, Gloria Darian, Lori’s mom and founder/owner of the business, felt there was something missing in the field of weight loss. She knew it was more than just understanding the science of food; it was about the emotions of weight loss. She recognized that people battling with weight need constant support to open up and let their emotions out. They need to deal with individuals who truly care about their well-being, to help them plan their days, give them cooking tips and recipes ... and it always helps clients to know they’re dealing with someone who has been where they are. “Every counselor who works for us has gone through this program. We teach clients how to get slim doing exactly what we all do to maintain being slim,” says Lori. Additionally, all clients have access to Lori 24/7 via her home and cell phone numbers. They can call her with a question from a supermarket, for help with a menu at a restaurant or just for a pick-me-up, heart-to-heart to either prevent falling off the wagon or to motivate them to get right back on the horse and ride again. “My mother opened the business over 25 years ago with the conviction to help others struggling with weight loss issues with a greater emphasis on the personal/individual needs of each client, on encouragement, empowerment and motivation in a warm, friendly, comfortable environment. A three-time cancer survivor, she pulled through some tough times with the encouragement and affirmations of Louise Hay. My mother teaches her clients never to give up on themselves, and to not accept ‘I can’t,’ ‘I won’t,’ or ‘I’m not.’” At 77 years old, Gloria still practices the life she preaches to her clients and is actively involved in the business. Lori joined her mother in the business 11 years ago, and together they make an excellent partnership. “We complement each other well. I fully admit that while my mother has the grace and beauty, diplomacy and wisdom of age, with me … it’s what you see is what you get. I am passionate, and


sometimes … well … let’s just say I’ve been told that my greatest asset is sometimes my greatest liability! But people know I care deeply about them.” Weight No More Diet Center has been a success all these years because of Gloria’s and Lori’s unique approach, sincerity, and steadfast determination to help their clients lead a healthy lifestyle. Clients are serviced in private, one-on-one, two to three times a week, and each person’s program is individualized. “People don’t come to us to learn about what’s good for them and bad for them; they already know that. They come because we’re going to teach them what, how much, and when and we’re going to give them the individual structure, guidance, discipline and accountability they need … and no one does it better than we do.” Currently with five offices in New Jersey and New York, Weight No More Diet Center also works with clients worldwide over the phone and via the Internet. To learn more, visit: www.weightnomoredietcenter.com

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All That Nourishes, LLC Holistic Nutritionist, Nourishment Expert & Certified Weight Release Coach, Judith Hasselblad What if releasing extra weight meant pleasure, fun, delicious food, getting to know your inner-wise self, learning how to love and nourish yourself - all custom-crafted just for YOU? As a Nourishment Expert, I help you realize healthy, permanent, perfect weight and embark on your path of joy-filled living. Join me! E-Mail: Judith@AllThatNourishes.com Website: http://www.AllThatNourishes.com http://facebook.com/judith.hasselblad http://www.twitter.com/Nutri_Judith

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Feed Your Chakras Holistic Nutrition, Christy Love Feed Your Chakras is a high-vibrational wellness program that nourishes the body, mind and soul. Created by Christy Love, Holistic Health Coach, it teaches smart, creative, intuitive and highly sensitive souls struggling with their mood & energy levels how to feel more energized, peaceful, powerful & productive. www.feedyourchakras.com/fabfreegift/. E-Mail: christy@feedyourchakras.com Phone: (832) 746-8552 Website: http://www.feedyourchakras.com http://www.facebook.com/feedyourchakras http://twitter.com/feedyourchakras

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Inspired Eating, A Vibrant Life by Judith Hasselblad

Armed with a pocketful of Band-aids and a heart full of compassion, as a little girl of five, I set foot on my path to healing and changing the world. Even then I had a passion for wellness. I looked for ways to make people better: a massage for an achy muscle, that Band-aid for a wound and always a listening ear. Everyone knew I was destined to be a nurse - except me. I wanted to be a journalist, to travel and discover the world. But in college I met my future sister-in-law, Marva, a nurse working in Vietnam, and suddenly it became clear: I would explore and heal. So off to nursing school, then the Malaysian jungle working with the Aborigines, then India and Bangladesh working with WHO in Smallpox. Next stop: I decided to become a Nurse Practitioner and Health Educator so I could practice more independently and holistically. But over time, I realized I needed to move beyond the medical field to develop a dynamic practice that truly changed lives. I was sure nutrition and nourishment held the answers. Today, I am a Nourishment Expert practicing Holistic Nutrition and Health. My passion is to awaken women to what it is they really hunger for; helping them move beyond extra weight, “not enoughness” and feeling stuck. I want women to recognize their worth, transform their lives and become the contented, strong, vibrantly healthy women our world needs to change and heal. I counsel women who are overweight, overwhelmed and no longer loving their bodies or their life. These women learn to stop their dietcravings-stress-laden existence and, instead, listen to their own Inner Wisdom, begin to make self-love decisions and craft for themselves a “Vibrant Life.” It all begins with “Inspired Eating”: they create ways to feed themselves that delight, energize and nourish not only their body but also their soul. How we do food is how we do everything. So food becomes the doorway to fully vibrant living. Why do I specialize in weight release? Weight is where women stop loving and tending to themselves; weight chips away at their spirit and plays havoc with their self-worth. My own weight


journey began with emotional eating at age eight, tarnishing my self-worth for decades. I don’t want that to happen to any woman, at any time. I laugh when I’m told I’m really a Self-Love Coach in disguise - because that’s so right. I help women love themselves into releasing extra weight. This brings joy to my heart and makes my life fulfilled. My home is Salem, Oregon, with my husband and best friend, Carl, and our spunky, oh-so-lovable Lab, “Thoreau.” Our son Stefan, 27, is an “East coast guy” who studies law. As a Coach, Consultant, Wellness Educator and Speaker, I am devoted to working with women who long for a Spirit-rich, healthy, happy life. Currently, I am working on my first book, Women, Weight and Self-love: Releasing Weight Through Loving Yourself. www.AllThatNourishes.com

“You have to stay in shape. My grandmother, she started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She's 97 today and we don't know where the hell she is.” - Ellen Degeneres


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Health Whisperer Doctor of Chiropractic, Lisa Cowley Dr. Lisa, the Health Whisperer, an online health-coach service that provides nutritional counseling and wellness advice on an individual basis including analyzing symptom questionnaire and food diary; dietary and nutritional supplements recommended; also presenter of women's health and empowerment retreats and monthly e-health newsletter. E-Mail: drlisa@stny.rr.com Website: http://www.healthwhisperer.net http://www.facebook.com/healthwhisperer http://www.twitter.com/drlisacowley

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Real Food Real Life CEO & Founder, Tamara Yapp People gain weight because they are often unable to process and digest the foods they eat. Our formulas allow your body to take in the nutrients it needs and have your metabolism work more efficiently while balancing your gut, strengthening your immune system and allowing your body to detox naturally. E-Mail: tamara.yapp@rfrl.tv Phone: (888) 573-2536 Website: http://realfoodreallife.tv/ http://www.facebook.com/RealFoodRealLife http://twitter.com/#!/realfoodrl

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Feed Your Chakras with Holistic Nutrition by Christy Love

I am a Spirited Woman. Strong, vibrant, and radiantly healthy. One of the bright and shiny types. But that’s not always been the case. There was a time when my light had grown so dim that I was disconnected from my body and spirit and felt like an empty shell of a person. Growing up, I suffered from severe acne, frequent infections, allergies, PMS, mood swings and digestive issues. In my early 20s I began to experience fatigue, anxiety and depressions so severe I was not able to think clearly or find enough energy to get up, get dressed and function each day. It was like living in a fog and trying to move through molasses. At one point I was taking a combination of six medications just to “manage my mood” – including one that caused me to gain 30 pounds in one month! That was before being introduced to holistic nutrition and spiritual healing. Growing up, all I knew was “conventional medicine,” processed foods and synthetic medications that only treated the symptoms of my dis-ease and threw my highly sensitive body and nervous system even more out of balance. When I was sick, my doctors never asked me what I was eating. They never asked about my sleep, self-care, exercise or stress levels. It was only after I discovered and began embracing the principles of healthy living that I was able to make the connection of diet and lifestyle to my mood and energy levels. Through a self-guided healing journey that included cleansing, detoxification, healthy eating, yoga, massage, bodywork, and energetic healing, I was able to completely heal and get myself off all medications. Shortly after, I realized my mission is to serve as a guide to inspire and teach others how to heal naturally and live healthy lives. That’s when I decided to change careers in order to create a life that was in alignment with my life’s purpose and shifted from recruiting scientists for the pharmaceutical industry to becoming a certified holistic health coach and spiritual healer.


I now specialize in mind-body nutrition, the psychology of eating, healing with whole foods, brain chemistry balancing, chakra balancing and energetic therapies to shift patterns of dis-ease and restore health, harmony and balance. I love teaching my clients how to nourish their bodies and care for themselves in a way that is easy, doable and free of dieting and deprivation. By learning how to intuitively eat right for their body types, my clients overcome their cravings, heal naturally and enjoy a healthy, loving, nourishing and sustainable relationship with food. I’m passionate about teaching smart, creative, intuitive and highly sensitive souls who've struggled with their mood and energy levels how to get their sparkle back and take care of their bodies so that they feel energized, peaceful, powerful and productive. To discover how to create a vibrant healthy life that you truly love, visit www.feedyourchakras.com You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body. C.S. Lewis


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The Positive Solution™ President, SCInc. Enterprises, Suzy Carroll Suzy Carroll guides her nutrition store customers and online program participants to inspired living through self-discovery. Through her online program The Positive Solution™, Suzy provides powerful knowledge that leads to self-awareness and healthy weight loss for life. E-Mail: suzy@suzycarroll.com Website: http://suzycarroll.com http://www.facebook.com/SuzyCarrollTransforming http://twitter.com/suzycarroll

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Weight No More Diet Center Director, Lori Boxer Private one-on-one weight loss and diet counseling. No pills, no packaged foods, no diet drinks … we don’t sell anything! Individualized programs for adults, teens and kids; all medical conditions serviced; personal menu planning. NOTHING tastes as good as being SLIM feels! E-Mail: lori@weightnomoredietcenter.com Phone: (732) 935-9597 Website: http://www.weightnomoredietcenter.com http://www.facebook.com/WeightNoMoreDC http://www.twitter.com/WeightNoMoreDC

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Astrology: THE Guide on the Journey to Yourself! by Kathy Metcalf

There were clues along my path that I was not meant to be “normal." At Halloween, I refused to be the pretty, pink princess; I instead demanded to be the magical witch! At 13, when my girlfriends were into gossip and asking questions, I had my nose stuck in astrology books and my psychic Scorpio Moon just “knew” the answers. After high school when many of my friends chose to stay in Iowa, my Gemini Sun required mental stimulation and I took the Southern route to college in Arizona. At age 25 - we all meet the planet Saturn. Saturn spanks us for our youthful behavior and forces us to grow up! Like many women at that age, I chose the path most traveled; I got married, bought a house, ran a successful business and had a child (mine had four legs and fur - but I think he counts!) I put my tarot cards and astrology books away. I tried for fifteen years to be happy. I did everything society, my parents and Saturn expected - yet I was miserable! Enter the rebel planet Uranus! Between the ages of 38 and 42 we all experience a Uranus opposition. You know it as a “Mid-Life Crisis.” Uranus shakes up everything you’ve known to be true. It forces you to examine your life and make changes. I jumped on a plane and flew to Greece to have some quiet time and find myself. I experienced my A-ha moment while examining my own Astrology chart. My path was as clear as the crystal-blue Mediterranean Sea: I came here to work in the metaphysical world. My lifetime of metaphysical studies and bumps in the road were for a purpose. I didn’t run away from my life, I was now choosing to give my authentic self the right of way! By following the map of my astrology chart - I am now fulfilled and happy! I’m in love with my new hubby, I run two successful businesses: my private readings and the www.theconsciouscommunity.com . I am surrounded by four-legged furry kids and a library full of metaphysical books! I am a professionally certified Astrologer and Hypnotherapist. I teach metaphysical classes at the local university. I’m a contributing author to a top spiritual book about happiness and I am frequently featured as an expert by the press, and on radio and TV.


My greatest sense of achievement comes when I assist my clients to their A-ha moment. I am honored to work one on one with women in transition. I am known for giving honest, practical advice and my clients say that I am “amazingly accurate” with timing. Astrology showed me the way to myself and I know it can help you too. One of my favorite quotes is from the Yogi text, the Bhagavad Gita. It says, “It is better to live your OWN destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of someone else’s life with perfection.” I send you blessings on the sacred journey home to your beautiful and powerful self! www.katherinemetcalf.com


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Angels Are My Guides Spiritual Counselor, Angel Readings, Cheryl Wagner Spiritual counselor since 2003. Oracle card readings are one of my passions since age 16. I’ve been practicing ever since. I feel spiritual counseling and my angeloracle cards go hand in hand. I am a channel - spirit flows through me. E-Mail: cherwagner@yahoo.com Phone: (602) 882-3920 Website: http://www.angelsaremyguide.com https://www.facebook.com/cherwagner http://twitter.com/#!/cherwag

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Elements and Energy, LLC Feng Shui Expert, Rosanne Rusnock Rosanne Rusnock is a certified practitioner and teacher of Essential Feng Shui. Applying Feng Shui to her own life and her clients' lives, she has seen the amazing healing power environments can have on people. Contact her for a deeper understanding of how your everyday spaces are affecting your life. E-Mail: ro@elementsandenergy.com Phone: (480) 241-5805 Website: http://www.elementsandenergy.com https://www.facebook.com/RosanneRusnock

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A NATURAL-BORN INTUITIVE by Cheryl Wagner

I've always had a sense of "knowing" things, even when I was a very little girl. I was forever asking, "Who am I? What's going on here? Who are we?" to the priests and nuns at my Catholic school. But it's only within the past few years that I've gotten confirmation that I am indeed a natural intuitive. About 11 years ago, I had an awakening -- although some might call it a nervous breakdown. So many things were happening at once: my kids were graduating from high school, I was starting menopause, my husband and I were not getting along, and in the middle of all this, we found out that my mother had terminal ovarian cancer. Her illness was a sign for me that I should work with people who are dying - and eventually, I was in fact powerfully drawn to becoming a hospice volunteer. One night in the middle of all the chaos going on in my life then, I had a vivid dream, which ended with an overwhelming feeling of blissful love. I interpreted this dream as a gift from God, encouraging me to heal myself. I started recovering from the breakdown by, among other things, reading books on meditation, and then deeply meditating about what I wanted to do in my life. I definitely could feel Spirit working through me. I decided to study with a Reiki master for a year, because Reiki is one of my passions. Since then, wonderful and magical things have happened. I am now a certified master Reiki practitioner; in my sessions with clients, I use essential oils, color, crystals, tuning forks, and do reflexology to help reduce stress and restore energy. In my Reiki practice, I've worked with dying people, babies, even animals! Another facet to my healing work is that I am a spiritual counselor. The modality I use is the reading of oracle or angel cards. I have the ability to go deep and listen well. I know that I am a clear and perfect channel for counseling people through Spirit. Actually, people heal themselves; they know when it's time, when they're ready. I believe that I am an instrument of God's love to help people learn how to do the necessary work to heal. I'm also very excited about the healing jewelry that I've been creating. I put information about the esoteric meaning of the semi-precious stones, charms, and color with every beaded bracelet, and also provide an individualized written reading. The name of my jewelry company? Make Me Smile.


One of my other skills is that I analyze handwriting. In fact, I recently taught a class called "Change your handwriting, change your life." Just one more indication of using my intuition to enlighten people, to help them improve their lives. Please visit me at: www.AngelsAreMyGuide.com

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Katherine Metcalf Astrologer, Hypnotherapist, Psychic & Tarot Reader Do you need help with your life direction? Career decisions? Or love? Katherine combines her amazing intuitive ability with her vast knowledge of Astrology and Tarot to give you a one-of-a-kind reading! Consultations are in person, phone or Skype. E-Mail: astrologerkathy@gmail.com Phone: (623) 330-0861 Website: http://www.katherinemetcalf.com http://facebook.com/KatherineMetcalf http://twitter.com/KatherineinAZ

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Wells Bring Hope and Founder Barbara Goldberg


“Wells Bring Hope” Helps Women and Young Girls Survive by Barbara Goldberg

Blessed to have lots of awesome women in my life, in the early ‘90s I created a way to bring them all together by having monthly “salons” in my home - dinner, a guest speaker and serious Q&As. I’ve always said that when women come together they create “magic,” forming friendships and partnerships, connections and support systems with great fluidity. Nineteen years later, with over 800 women on our mailing list, the Salon Forum is still going strong. But it was in 2008 that a Salon Forum evening literally changed my life - presenting the greatest challenge and opportunity to impact the lives of women and girls in a way I’d never imagined. Former Los Angeles County District Attorney Gil Garcetti spoke about the dire need for safe water in West Africa, about which we knew nothing. Here’s what grabbed us: water is a women’s issue. In the developing world, it is the women, and girls as young as eight, who are responsible for getting water. In places like West Africa, it means walking an average of 4-6 miles every day to find water, water that often causes death and disease. Hearing this, I said to myself and others in attendance that night, “We have to do something.” And so with the support of a group of extraordinary women, I founded “Wells Bring Hope,” a non-profit working in Niger, West Africa, the poorest country in the world at the time. We drill deep water wells going 250-300 feet into the ground to reach the artesian water table, providing a source of clean, safe water to entire villages, 67 to date. Our vision? Saving lives with safe water. When you provide safe water to a village, lives change instantly and dramatically for everyone, with infant mortality dropping by as much as 65 percent. In Niger, one out of four children never reaches their fifth birthday. With much of their time taken up with fetching water, women are so overburdened that they do not have time to properly care for their children or handle their basic chores. They work non-stop and are


continually stressed, exhausted, and age before their time. The tragedy is that these women know their lives could be better if they had a well in their village. No longer having to walk miles to get water, 50 percent of their time is freed up. As part of what we do, women are given access to microfinancing loans so they can start small businesses and contribute to the economic welfare of their families. Girls, no longer needed to help their mothers walk to get water, can now go to school, often for the first time in the history of their village. When visiting Niger in 2009, I met many of these beautiful, resilient women. I talked to one who had lost 11 out of her 12 children. Unimaginable. It was then that I knew I would be doing this work for the rest of my life. To find out more about Wells Bring Hope, visit: www.wellsbringhope.org

“When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.� - Audre Lourde, Writer, Poet, Activist


LISTINGS - Non-Profits for Women

My Hope Chest Founder, Alisa Savoretti My Hope Chest is the ONLY national organization focusing on providing reconstructive surgery for UNINSURED breast cancer survivors. For those who desire, reconstructive surgery is the final step in treatment. But uninsured survivors are often unable to afford the series of surgeries. Please help us assist survivors who are living without breasts get surgery today! E-Mail: alisa@myhopechest.org Phone: (727) 642-4243 Website: http://www.myhopechest.org http://www.facebook.com/MyHopeChest http://twitter.com/myhopechest

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Rita Project Founder, Kim Strouse Rita is a movement to stop suicide and to celebrate life. Rita Project is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit organization devoted to using the arts to help those who have lost someone to suicide and those who have attempted suicide connect with the power of creating, and in doing so, foster transformation. E-Mail: kim@ritaproject.org Website: http://www.ritaproject.org/


The Greater Contribution by Karon Wright

I have always believed that ideas can and do change the world. One of those small, nagging ideas gave a whole new direction to my life and was the start of a nonprofit organization: The Greater Contribution. In 2006, during a meeting of The Executive Women’s Retreat, I shared that I had been thinking about doing something bigger, more meaningful with my life. I had a strong Executive Coaching practice and felt fortunate to have been born in America, where a lot of opportunities were available to me, but I knew that was not the case for so many women in the world. After reading The End of Poverty by Jeffrey Sachs, in which he describes how 20,000 people a day die of preventable causes related to poverty (most of them children under the age of five), I knew that I had to do something to help fight poverty. I was fortunate to have three other women join me. After a lot of soul searching and research, we discovered microfinance as a way for us to make a "greater contribution". Almost six years later, we have given micro loans to over 4,200 women and helped more than 20,000 people altogether. A micro loan - a small loan of $50 to $250 - given to a desperately poor woman enables her to start a small business and literally transforms her life and that of her family. The Greater Contribution works in East Africa with women who are earning an average of $37/month when they enter our program and an average of $150/month when they leave 24 months later - a 400% increase. From the beginning, I was committed to not just giving these women a loan, but really helping them work their way out of poverty. Also, we provide them with business training and one-onone mentoring every month. How does this increased income change their lives? When I was last in Africa, I asked women that question. They said, “I don’t have to wait until Christmas or Easter to buy meat for my family!” Also, virtually no one was wearing glasses (except me!). They can’t afford the most basic necessities, like meat, so items such as glasses are a luxury beyond their means.


However, with the development of a small business and a sustainable income, the women can, and do, work their way out of poverty. They increase the nutrition of their family’s meals, they pay the fees to send their children to school to break the awful cycle of poverty, they provide medical care when needed, and much more. The success of these women reaches beyond just their families. Studies show that women are twice as likely as men to re-invest their profits in their families and communities. This is true in Buyobo, Uganda, where our program is headquartered. In two years, the women have saved enough to replace the one crumbling schoolroom with three new classrooms! To learn more about this work visit: www.GreaterContribution.org

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” - Anne Frank


LISTINGS - Non-Profits for Women

The Greater Contribution Founder, Karon Wright The Greater Contribution gives micro loans to the poorest of the poor in East Africa. A tiny loan of $50 allows a desperately poor woman to start a business. Her income of $37/month then increases to $150/month within 24 months, transforming her life and that of her children! E-Mail: Karon@GreaterContribution.org Phone: (805) 493-2434 Website: http://www.GreaterContribution.org https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Greater-Contribution/284335888261946 http://twitter.com/#!/GreaterContrib

Wells Bring Hope Founder and President, Barbara Goldberg A non-profit drilling wells to bring safe water and good sanitation to rural villages in Niger, West Africa, one of the three poorest countries in the world. Inspired by Gil Garcetti, partnered with World Vision, based in L.A. E-Mail: barbara@wellsbringhope.org Website: http://wellsbringhope.org http://www.facebook.com/barbara.goldberg2 http://twitter.com/#!/wellsbringhope

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/barbara-goldberg/3/310/11a http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6T7aCge_Os


The Spirited Woman Foundation After being in business for over 10 years and connecting with women worldwide, our dream at Spirited Woman is to establish The Spirited Woman Foundation 501(c)(3) - to help support women financially, psychically, and creatively - along their journey of empowerment. Our plan is to be both a physical and Internet-based support, resource, and grant center - so that the EVERY WOMAN VISIONARY will be given the opportunity to thrive and succeed through her actions of empowerment - thereby helping the women of the world one Spirited Woman step at a time. What can you do to help? Right now, money is being placed into a fund so that the foundation can be established. Starting a foundation in California (where Spirited Woman is based) is costly. Donations of any level are welcome. Also, we would like to establish an Advisory Board - comprised of women in an array of fields - such as accounting, law, communications, fundraising and micro-loans - who have a passionate interest in global women's empowerment and experience in working in philanthropy. We invite you to become involved. Nancy Mills, founder of Spirited Woman, welcomes your calls. She can personally be reached at 805-698-3555 or NancyMills@TheSpiritedWoman.com . Donations of any level are welcome and can be sent to Spirited Woman, 2349 Century Hill, Los Angeles, California 90067. Be sure and put "Foundation Fund" directly in the check memo or via Paypal. Every woman has the right to be heard. Every woman has a voice. Every woman must help another. Thank you for helping us achieve our dream. Spirited Woman


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