Did you know that? Think about the entrepreneurs in your life. Are they part of the 90 percent? I found a bunch of great insights into entrepreneurship online at the Ewin Marion Kauffman Foundation: ‘Professional networks were important to the success of their current businesses for 73 percent of the entrepreneurs. In comparison, 62 percent felt the same way about personal networks. Only 11 percent of the first-time entrepreneurs received venture capital, and 9 percent received private/angel financing. Of the overall sample, 68 percent considered availability of financing/capital as important. […]
It’s a sad reflection on society that breast augmentation is the #1 cosmetic surgery. Women and TEENAGERS aren’t happy with themselves as they are. Is it the pressure to compete for our partners or does it stem from our partners not being “happy” with our bodies. What’s going on? Do you have first hand experience on the topic? Or maybe someone has shared their experience with you (good or bad)? Share your comments below. I believe when people share their stories they heal themselves and they heal others. Stay […]
It’s a sad reflection on society that breast augmentation is the #1 cosmetic surgery. Women and TEENAGERS aren’t happy with themselves as they are. Is it the pressure of the media to live up to some ideal for perfection? is it for ourselves or our partners? Why are so many Western women willing to undergo the knife when our sisters in Africa are not following this trend… Obviously there are some situations where women are rebuilding after mastectomies but they are not the majority having this unnecessary and risky surgery. […]
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast augmentation was the number one cosmetic surgery in the country in 2011 with 307,000 women getting the procedure. This is a 4 percent increase from the previous year and a 45 percent increase from 2000. Does it shock you that within 10-12 years, most women will have at least one broken implant? Do you have implants and/or know someone who does? I think most of us do. What are your thoughts on the the topic? Leave your comments below. Stay […]
This week we discussed coping with tragedy. My guest Petra Sojka suffered unimaginable cruelty at 16 years old when she was kidnapped while waiting at a bus stop in the Czech Republic. She was taken into the vile underworld that is the sex trade industry. There are more people in slavery today than any other time in history. Estimates are that as many 27 million people are enslaved. This is a topic that need our attention and we need to be having conversations around. Get her full story before this […]
Moving forward after trauma and tragic circumstances can be one of the most challenging times we go through as a human being. I truly believe it is possible to move forward and heal. Healing takes time, self compassion, reflection, some core skills and coping strategies. Many of the people I have spoken with are strong advocates of counseling and support groups. Moving forward is not an easy path but one that can ultimately lead us to our healing. What has been your experience with healing and moving on? What has […]
Before this interview there was so much I didn’t know. THIS SHOCKS ME – There are more slaves in the early 21st century than at any previous time, but opponents hope slavery can be eradicated within 30 years. I stumbled upon a USA Today article (June ’12) while I was doing some research on human trafficking before my interview with guest, Petra Sojka. In it, ‘Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton decried the enslavement of up to 27 million people around the world as her department released its annual report […]
It’s pretty remarkable how just knowing you’re not alone can help you turn the corner to overcoming sadness or strife! You are not alone. That’s a common sentence, but when we’re in the middle of something tough and difficult to talk about, we can forget. That’s why it’s important that we share our stories of trial and those of triumph too. You never know who you could be helping to heal. This week we discussed how someone can identify and cope while living with clinical depression. Jules Bruff is […]
This week we discussed how someone can move forward in life after being in prison and how we as society can assist. As I learned through interviewing DJ Verrett, not everyone in prison is a bad person. They may have just made some really bad choices that took them down the wrong path. Don’t we all know someone who has made bad choices and gone down the wrong path? Have you done something that could have had lasting repercussions on your life? Do you know someone who’s been there? I […]
I once read, ‘10 minutes of exercise is not enough to loose weight, but it is enough to elevate your mood.’ So when I am pressed for time and stressed, I remind myself just to go for a brisk walk or park the car further away from an appointment. That should do the trick. Where do u find 10 minutes in your day ? Play with the kids, park 10 minutes away from your appointment or go for a 5 minute jog. Amazing how just a few steps makes you […]
Like everyone, I have several friends who suffer from depression, yet they still find it so hard to reach out when they are feeling down. I know when I feel sad it is so hard to pick up the phone and talk about it. How can we reach out and get support when we are in a funk? On the flip-side, if you have a friend who is in a slump, this witty poem is sure to make them smile. […]
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