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BioMatInc Web ImageAs I’ve posted here before, I am a distributor of a product that I love called the BioMat. I am excited to announce a new website:  www.BioMatInc.com. It is always a fun, creative process to write, develop and design new websites. This one was no exception! We are envisioning it to be a beautiful portal sharing information about this amazing product and facilitating ordering for thousands of customers. Check it out and let us know what you think!

 

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In early Jimmy CarterMarch, former President Jimmy Carter flew into the Twin Cities as a speaker for a Nobel Peace Prize forum. He spoke about human rights and democracy, and specifically about the treatment of women and girls as the #1 human rights violation in the world. “We have more cases of human slavery now than existed in the 19th century and earlier times,” said former President Carter. He continued, “Organized religion, including Catholics and Baptists, don’t consider women equal to men, enabling low pay and even physical abuse. As long as a top religion says that women are inferior, this gives a freedom of action to a husband who wants to abuse his wife.”

He’s 90 and in his retirement, yet he has visited 142 countries, brokered peace deals and elections, and worked to eradicate disease in the developing world. He has dedicated his post-White House career to causes where light needs to shine. In 2002, more than 20 years after he left the presidential office, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts.

Women as Healers is a “platform” to discuss these feminist issues and women’s rights. It is heart-warming to watch someone with so much clout, credibility and diplomatic experience share our vision and continue to work diligently to make the world a better place. While we usually say, “You Go Girl!!,” this time we’re saying, “Yes Man … Go, Go, GO!!”

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Quote from Lori Greiner!

Lori GreinerI love Shark Tank … do you?! On the March 6th episode, the sharks were fighting over one of the products and Lori Greiner said, referring to Kevin O’Leary and Robert Herjavec, “A man with his money is no match to a woman on a mission!!” I don’t believe it was scripted; it just flew out of her mouth and she meant it with every cell in her body. What a fantastic quote, right?! Love it …

And that’s what the “Women as Healers” book is all about … women on a mission. Click here for inspiration and fulfilling your mission.

 

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Ask her more…

Oscars LogoWell, it began the night of the Oscars when Robin Roberts was interviewing a VP from People magazine, talking about Reese Witherspoon’s hash tag #AskHerMore. It caught my attention … what is this about?

About 15 minutes later, they interviewed Reese on the red carpet. She said, “Yes, there’s lots of pretty dresses here tonight. AND this year, we have 44 women up for awards. We’re smart, wise, talented … and we’re so much more than just our beautiful dresses. Ask us … we’d love to talk!” WOW!

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Pro BioMat Set with New ControllerWhew! It has been a few weeks of intense energy for me … how about you?! It began Monday morning, January 26th with a notification that the BioMat prices were increasing, effective on Valentine’s. (The BioMat is a product that I love and rep.)

The price increase is always a chance for customers “on the fence” to decide … and many of them decided to take an important step in their health by purchasing. Definitely an exciting time!

At the same time all of this was going on, I was building a new website for the product (www.BioMatInc.com). Yes, this is my third website!! So much fun doing WomenAsHealers.com and MusicalReflections.com, I needed to do another one, too ;-) !!

So has the intensity sub-sided? I think I’ll go reflect about that on the BioMat! Check out the new site if you are interested in a powerful healing tool…

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EqualityDuring the Oscars last month, I had the sound muted for much of the time. But I happened to hear Patricia Arquette’s speech after receiving the Oscar for best supporting actress in Boyhood. Here’s what she said – a powerful statement about women’s equality:  “To every woman who gave birth, to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights. It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United States of America!”

Did it make everyone happy? No! Of course, there was some backlash and here’s how she responded the next day. “It’s time for women. Equal means equal. The truth is the older women get, the less money they make. The highest percentage of children living in poverty are in female-headed households. It’s inexcusable. We go around the world talking about equal rights for women in other countries … and we don’t have equal rights for women in America. The truth is even though we sort of feel like we have equal rights in America, there are huge issues that are at play that really do affect women.”

She was definitely supported by Meryl Streep, J-Lo and many others in the audience. I was cheering her on from my living room. It’s 2015 … time to get ‘er done!!  :-)

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Oscars fashion…

OscarsDid you watch the Oscars? I watched the “prelims” to see all the beautiful dresses! Yes, I know that’s kinda shallow, but it’s the truth and I love fashion design! :-)

Was it just me or was there a shortage this year of beautiful, absolutely stunning dresses? Who was your favorite? Mine was Lupita Nyong’o in her 6,000-pearl (yes, count them!!) Calvin Klein dress … amazing!

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FootballWe just finished watching a Super Bowl with an unforgettable ending, regardless who you were cheering for!

With approximately a minute remaining in the game, Seattle’s quarterback, Russell Wilson, was intercepted. And the NBC announcer exclaimed, “That was the worst call in Super Bowl history!” and he said it more than once! Yes, with two downs to go and possibly the best running back in football in a Seattle uniform, why would Coach Pete Carroll choose a pass play instead of running it with Marshawn Lynch in the end zone … to win the big game?

Coach Carroll has been second-guessed, blamed and in the week following the game, has even taken responsibility for “making the wrong decision.” The “Monday morning quarterbacks” were loud and vocal. Hindsight is 20/20, isn’t it?!

I keep wondering if Carroll made the choice to pass the ball (instead of running Lynch) because Lynch would have been “keyed upon” especially with only a minute remaining. Was it such a bad call, after all?! Only two weeks earlier in the NFC Championship game, it was Wilson’s passes that beat the Green Bay Packers to get Seattle to the big game. As they say, there’s always next year!!

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The Year of Gratitude…

GratitudeIs this a year of gratitude for you?

In 2014, I spent a lot of time in Lexington, KY where my parents live in an assisted living facility. And it’s been a fun, fulfilling experience getting to know several of the residents in their building. Many of them have severe health complications, yet those who thrive focus on the glass being “half full” (not empty). In other words, they live in gratitude, with thankfulness.

It has been a gentle reminder to live in gratitude and New Years is a perfect time to re-commit to this practice. What are you grateful for?

 

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Your Healing Role…

Band AidWhat is your healing role in the New Year? That is the question that keeps roaming around in my brain since January 1st! Is it to help starving children or teach or doctor or play with grandchildren or bring smiles or cook or be present in the moment? All are important … all are vital to help the world heal. May you be blessed in your endeavors this special year of 2015!

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