Monday, February 14, 2011

The Dating Diva's Chat About Falling in Love Again

It’s the month of LOVE so it’s time to fall in love all over again.

I was able to round up 6 of the 11 diva’s and I asked them to give all of our listeners some great advice on dating those special sweeties in our lives. The Diva’s are wives, mothers, sisters, and friends who have made it their mission to celebrate the gift of marriage by inspiring others to do the same. Their goal is to provide creative, inexpensive, and innovative dating ideas that bring the fun back into a relationship.

Some of the fun things we chatted about on our call were:

- The element of surprise in your marriage….and those extra special little touches to show how much you care.
- Finding time to date your spouse
- Dating on a budget or without any money at all
- Hear about a “SURPRISE” date that focuses on time for your man
- Dating while kids are still at home
- A Valentine idea and fun craft project to give to your honey
- A few fun ideas for the bedroom….ooh la la!

It was so much fun to get to know the diva’s more. I love their desire to make lasting marriages, which in return will create everlasting families. Listen here to get all these great tips and more! Listen here:

Also, check out the Diva’s website for amazing ideas, there are so many suggestions and EVERYONE will find something that they will relate to. Make February 2011 the month you decided to fall back in love with the person you married!!!!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Things Have Settled Down....Time to Get Organized

Marie Ricks has travelled around the United States teaching many different venues how to get organized. She has been a professional organizer for over 24 years and is the author of several books, including “The children you want with the kids you have” and “The House of Order Handbook”.

I asked Marie to give us some tips to get our calendar’s organized this year. Listen to our call and find out the fantastic ways you can move from time “crisis” to time “management”.

Marie gives helpful hints on what is the best calendar to get for your household, how to handle calendaring events for the whole family, how to say “no” (this is a must hear for women that do too much!!) and so much more. Our call was only about a half hour but full of a year’s worth of organizing. Let me know what you think about Marie’s tips on making brownies…..I loved it!! She’s a genius. Listen here……

Marie has a blog that gives you daily tips on staying organized through your whole house and a new menu planner that takes the stress out of “What’s for dinner?” Check out her website at

Thursday, January 20, 2011

3 Top Tips towards your Body Image Resolutions

January is the month for recommitting to ourselves!! We as women tend to do everything for everyone else and forget that we really need to take care of ourselves so that everyone else will be taken care of by a healthy, happy and joyful person. With that being said, it’s about this time of month we start slipping into the habit of beating ourselves up as we slip back into old habits of eating or “getting moving”. I just chatted with Brooke Parker, best selling author of Love Your Body, and asked her to give us 3 quick tips to improve our BODY IMAGE of OURSELVES!! Listen to this quick call with Brooke, she really speaks to my heart about her passion for helping women overcome their body image issues. Listen here…..

Brooke’s 3 Top Tips for Body Image Resolutions for 2011:

1- Accentuate the positive
2- Forget the numbers
3- Tap into Gratitude

To get all the details of what these tips mean and how they can really CHANGE your life, listen to our call. You can also visit Brooke’s wonderful website for some great recipes and other advice from Brooke. I would recommend reading the Book Club Reading questions and ordering her book to set up your own group. We all have some sort of hang up about the way we look but is that REAL or is that what society is telling us we are supposed to do??? Let’s get a healthy perspective on what it really means to be a WOMAN.

Recommit to take some time for yourself and really LOVE yourself.

As always, I would love to hear your thoughts about our conversation. I hope you get as much out of our short little conversation as I did.

Check out Brooke's website at:

Monday, January 10, 2011

Did One Of Your New Year Resolutions Include Losing Weight?

It’s the 2nd week of the New Year! So how are you doing on your resolutions?? If you are like 99% of other humans on this planet one of your goals will have included something about your weight/exercise/eating healthier or some combination of the three. How are you doing so far? I just spent an hour speaking to founder of Get Up and Get Moving, Jill Knapp. Jill has a list of credentials a mile long and her passion for educating others how to eat right and get moving is why I wanted to talk to her at this specific time of year. Jill’s passion has found her coaching former beauty contestants on the Dr. Oz show. What a perfect person to give us 5 tips for a healthy life style change in 2011.

A positive look at eating and getting more active is the beginning of succeeding this year with this perpetual goal. Sometimes the word exercise and diet are all too scary and we’re not able to incorporate them into our life right away because of the unconscious feelings we have about those 2 words but with the baby steps that Jill suggests we can all make a change into a HEALTHY LIFE STYLE. Click here to listen to our conversation and tell us what you think, we love to hear your thoughts....

Jill’s tips:

(Goals overall, need to be written down and placed where you can see them!)

1. Changing what we eat. With the holidays behind us we can rid of the junk food and bring in the healthy food.

2. Making time to exercise. Even if it's only 15 min a day. Just to get moving. Park further out. Take the stairs. Play a moving game with the kids…..listen to our call for Jill’s fun suggestion here!

3. Logging your food. Logging it makes us see what we are putting in our bodies so it holds us accountable. It is an easy tool and will help you stick to a plan. It will make you aware of where you need to improve your discipline with food.

4. Eating 6 small meals a day. Listen to our conversation to find out the good thing about eating smaller meals, more often, rather than 3 big meals. There are huge benefits.

5. Dealing with emotional eating. Depression and eating. I have had to deal with this since I was young and still do. I lost my father in-law suddenly on Oct 12 to an aortic aneurysm. It's been a real tough few months and I found myself even turning to food to feed the pain. I am now back to the basics. Journal my feelings instead of feeding them and am doing much better. We go into just a bit about how there usually is a reason why we over-eat, an emotional connection or something we are not facing.

Don’t forget to add gratitude and prayer into your healthy lifestyle! (Listen to our call for the best way to integrate these KEY ingredients for success this year!!)

Visit Jill’s specific blog about resolutions HERE.