Monthly Archives: July 2015

Lunch & Learn: What is Clean Eating? with Renu Agrawal | Podcast Episode 38

Today’s lunch and learn episode was recorded live during the June 4, 2015 meeting of the Connecting Conroe Business Women. What is Clean Eating? Our speaker, Renu Agrawal, is a certified holistic health coach. Her teachers include Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Deepak Chopra. Renu loves to work with women who are looking for easy and fun solutions for their health issues, especially pain and weight management. Though the topic of the lunch and learn is clean eating, Renu’s talk begins […]

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Alice Gerard, Alice in Gardenland | 30 Women Who Mean Business Series

Alice Gerard is a gardener, artist, freelance writer and photographer in New York.  She learned about gardening while serving time in federal prison. Describe your business in 3 to 5 sentences. I actually have two businesses: I’m a gardener and a freelance writer/photographer. I go to people’s houses and take care of their gardens for them, treating their gardens as my own. It is pleasurable, delightful work. The work that I went to school for was journalism. I write and take […]

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Sir Ian McKellen Reads Bruno Mars

Todays’ moment of gratitude is for Sir Ian McKellen. Sir Ian McKellen is best known for his role of Gandalf in Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies. You might also recognize him as Magneto in the X-Men movies. If I am being perfectly honest, my favorite McKellen role is Freddie in the BBC Sitcom Vicious. Regardless of whether he is performing as a meddling wizard, evil supervillain with mutant powers, or washed up aging gay actor, Sir Ian McKellen […]

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Periscope for Network Marketing

Are you in Network Marketing? Are you following your company’s leaders on Periscope? MLM leaders are embracing Periscope, a new video social networking platform from Twitter. Periscope is a real-time video platform.  You need a Twitter account to use it. If you want to share something live with the world, you can broadcast. If you want to be a fly on the wall while someone else does something interesting, you can watch their broadcast. Pretty straight forward concept. Periscope for […]

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Lunch and Learn: Networking Basics with Louise Dewey | Podcast Episode 37

Today’s lunch and learn episode was recorded live during the May 2015 meeting of the Conroe Texas Chapter of Wealthy Sisters Network. Networking Basics with Louise Dewey Our speaker, Louise Dewey, AKA Lady Lou, spent over 25 years of her career in the world of sales, both inside and outside sales, and loved it. In 1989, when her husband died, she withdrew from the world for 12 full months as she no longer knew WHO she was. Finally, she had […]

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Namaste

Namaste Today’s moment of gratitude is for Lisa, my first yoga instructor. Lisa explained that namaste, in sanskrit, means “the divinity in me salutes the divinity in you.” Yoga and meditation have now gone mainstream in the western hemisphere.  True to form, Westerners have urbanized the greeting, and now it has many meanings and translations. Yoga and meditation practitioners choose the definition that is most comfortable within their own belief system. Choose the meaning that best reflects your intention and celebrate one […]

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The Enemy is Fear Not Hate

Today’s Moment of Gratitude goes out to my friend Ellen, Frank Oz, and Gandhi who coined the phrase, “The enemy is fear, not hate.” I try not to watch the news. When I do, I stick with BBC America and CBS News because in my opinion, those two stations are the most reliable and neutral. I figure if something really important is going on in the world, I’ll read about it on Facebook. Here’s what I garner has happened in […]

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The Religion of the Dalai Lama

I had the privilege of hearing the Dalai Lama speak in Berkeley, California when I was in my early 20s. His words were simple and true. He cracked jokes. The jokes also rang true. For example, he suggested that the population of the Earth was growing too rapidly. To prevent overpopulation, we needed more monks and more nuns. When I watch a documentary of the Dalai Lama I am always struck by the big smile on his face and the […]

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Shingles During Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer | Battling Bertha

It’s been a while since my last Battling Bertha update.  I was officially declared cancer free on April 8, 2015, but that does not mean my battle has ended. I have a few more intravenous Herceptin treatments.  I have been receiving Herceptin every three weeks since my initial chemo cocktail treatments ended.  Also in the treatment plan is 4 more years of Tamoxifen.  One pill each night before bed. Last week I developed a rash along the bicep area of […]

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Sharon Alfred | 30 Women Who Mean Business Series

Chef Sharon Alfred is the owner and culinary artist behind Idias Catering in Humble, Texas. Describe your business in 3 to 5 sentences. Idias Catering specializes in but not limited to Creole Cuisine. We are Your Wine Shop At Home Consultant. For your Corp Lunch, Weddings, Showers, Church Events, Kids Parties, Pizza Parties, Personal information/Private Parties How did you get started in your business? Loved cooking and entertaining family and friends, gave the most Amazing parties! Was wrongfully terminated from […]

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