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I know that I say families should share.  This week my son shared his strep throat with me. It has been a rough week, but another lesson learned the hard way, seems that if I slip and get less sleep than I need, don’t eat right, and in general let myself get run-down, the universe sends me a reminder of what my life will be like without good self-care.  All I have to say is Message received loud and clear!!

I am happy to report that I am on the mend, feeling better and itching to see more signs of spring!

Remember to take good physical care of yourself, YOU ARE IMPORTANT!!

The month of March is Women’s History Month and Journey to Self will be celebrating by highlighting some great but little known women that have made an impact and contribution to our world.

Our Women’s History clips were researched, written and narrated by Diane Tegarden of Fire Walker Publications, and I want to extend my sincere gratitude to Diane for collaborating with me on this project!

I just finished listening to a FABULOUS show on Heal Yourself Talk Radio.  Rebecca White and her guest Karly Randolph Pitman.  They talked about loving your body and loving yourself.  I encourage you all to stop by and listen, they were right on about the issues that women face when it comes to being able to love and accept your body!

Listen to this powerful show

“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart

“It’s about women helping women and women doing things together and supporting each other.” ~ Diana Burch

When women are willing to help other women, we all win! We are able to become a force of women that know our worth, that know we deserve a life of our own design, running successful businesses. We are all sisters in this world and together we can build and grow together.

I will be joined by Paula Constantino Package Yourself 4 Success Coach, Margie Warrell – Find Your Courage – Coach, Speaker & Author. Carol Deckert –Networking Coach, and Sandra Tate – Whole Life Coach.

Join us Journey to Self, Thursday February 14th at 12pm cst / 1pm est to celebrate the day of love, by listening to this very special a panel of wonderful women that love helping other women create success in their lives.

Feel free to call in to ask these wonderful coaches your questions (347) 215-8942

Shows are archived shortly after the show, links to archived Journey to Self Show’s can be found on the JTS site ~

Do you know what your passion is and yet feel stuck?Maybe you feel unmotivated or like you ran out of steam.

This Thursday we have a great show on Journey to Self. Passion Coach, Katherine Reschke will be my guest and we will be talking about how to keep your passion fires burning.

Join us live at 12pm cst / 1pm est at
The shows call in number is (347) 215-8942 and we would love to hear from you!

On Friday, I am very honored to join Katherine for her first show of The Passion Project at 11am cst / 12pm est. We will be talking about self-esteem and the importance of a solid foundation to build your passions upon. The Passion Project call in number is (347) 215-8725.

Your foundation of self is what you build everything in your life upon, including what you are passionate about. Tune in Thursday and Friday as we talk passionately about passion and self-esteem!