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Featured Guest: Dr. Kerri Marshall on PoweredUp Talk Radio April 2, 2013 3pm PST

Dr. Kerri Marshall on Powered Up Talk Radio

Dr. Kerri Marshall on Powered Up Talk Radio

Kerri Marshall, DVM, joined Trupanion in June 2011 as Chief Veterinary Officer. As a licensed veterinarian, she is passionate about celebrating and protecting the human-pet bond, and uses her vast experience to help Trupanion develop new ways to help people and their pets at the time they need help most. Her ultimate goal is to end economic euthanasia in her generation of veterinarians.

 

Prior to joining Trupanion, Dr. Marshall served as the senior director of medical informatics at Banfield Pet Hospital in Portland, Ore. where she was instrumental in designing a health information system for pets called PetWareÒ, a program which allowed the hospital to share medical records electronically with any of the 760 Banfield hospitals.

 

Dr. Marshall is the current President of the Association for Veterinary Informatics as well as the Co-Founder and Chair of Nanoport Technologies. She is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, and the American Medical Informatics Association, among other organizations.

Dr. Marshall is a 1985 graduate of Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She lives in Seattle with her husband, Andrew, and their four pets: Rudy Einstein, a young terrier-dachshund mix; Maya and Popo, both ten-year-old Chihuahuas; and Mona Montana, a rescued cat.

PoweredUp Talk Radio stars Sandra Beck of Motherhood Incorporated and Linda Franklin of The Real Cougar Woman. The show airs live Tuesdays at 3pm PST/ 6pm EST and is available for download and lives stream at http://www.powereduptalkradio.comand http://itunes.com. To reach Sandra or Linda please contact them directly at Sandra@PoweredUpTalkRadio.com and Linda@PoweredUpTalkRadio.com.

From New York City to Los Angeles “Powered up with Beck and Franklin” gives women of all ages permission to live the life they have always dreamed of. Why live in black and white when you can choose the brilliance of 3D and Technicolor?
Each week Beck and Franklin and their high-powered guests will be here to cheer you on, to share their challenges, their successes and what they have learned from their failures. It’s all about women supporting women. The stories and practical tips on sex, beauty, money and so much more are designed to help you re-connect to the powerful woman you are.
Fabulous knows no limits. It’s time for you to expand your boundaries.

 

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Featured Guest: Dr. Ronit Lami, Poweredup Talk Radio

Dr. Ronit Lami

Dr. Ronit Lami

Our service is offered by a team of associated professionals and is lead by Dr Ronit Lami. Since 2000 Dr Lami’s specialty has been ‘the psychology of money’. Her focus is to help people deal with the soft issues of wealth management. Using her experience as a member of a family business and a consultant psychologist she has developed a specialty, which focuses on the impact that money, wealth and materialism have on the life of individuals, families and organizations.

Some of the subjects that Dr Lami has addressed in her work are:

  Family dynamics and family communication;

  Dealing with affluenza in the family;

  Defining family mission and integrating personal goals;

  Passing family values on to future generations;

  The emotional challenges of estate planning;

  Family Office and the non-fiscal issues;

  Emotional complexity surrounding wealth management;

  Communication: the art of conflict resolution.

  Understanding yourself-understanding your affluent client.

Her Affluenza work has received a great deal of media interest. Dr Lami appears on national and international TV and is regularly interviewed and writes for different newspapers and magazines. Some of her appearances include the CNN, BBC, Forbes, Financial Times, Sunday Times, New Statesman, Sunday Business and the Guardian. Her articles about the psychology of Affluenza have been published in various journals and magazines, and she continually writes, publishes and speaks about the subject in various forums around the world.

Dr Lami graduated Bar Illan University in Israel. She continued her postgraduate studies at Hull University, UK where she received her Doctorate in Psychology and M.Sc. in Industrial Psychology. She is Chartered Psychologist and a member recognized by the British Psychological Society, a registered member of the Californian Board of Psychology, a Licensed Clinical Hypnotherapist and a member of the National Council of Hypnotherapy.

In her work with various organizations she pioneered a process, which examine the connection between Emotional Intelligence and improved performance. Her work on this subject received positive results.

Dr Lami has written academic and non-academic articles on various subjects including the psychology of change and the psychology of affluenza and wealth. Some of her academic papers include: ‘Personal Development: the Concept and its Usage for Individual Coaching, Selection and Training’; ‘The Effect of Experiential Learning on Employees’ Personal Effectiveness’; ‘Understanding the Concept of Coaching in Wealth Management’ and ‘Affluenza and Inheritance’.

PoweredUp Talk Radio stars Sandra Beck of Motherhood Incorporated and Linda Franklin of The Real Cougar Woman. The show airs live Tuesdays at 3pm PST/ 6pm EST and is available for download and lives stream at http://www.powereduptalkradio.comand http://itunes.com. To reach Sandra or Linda please contact them directly at Sandra@PoweredUpTalkRadio.com and Linda@PoweredUpTalkRadio.com.

From New York City to Los Angeles “Powered up with Beck and Franklin” gives women of all ages permission to live the life they have always dreamed of. Why live in black and white when you can choose the brilliance of 3D and Technicolor?
Each week Beck and Franklin and their high-powered guests will be here to cheer you on, to share their challenges, their successes and what they have learned from their failures. It’s all about women supporting women. The stories and practical tips on sex, beauty, money and so much more are designed to help you re-connect to the powerful woman you are.
Fabulous knows no limits. It’s time for you to expand your boundaries.

 

Click here to listen now:  POWERDUPTALKRADIO

Bouncing with Style: Forgiveness By Sandra Beck

 

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By Sandra Beck, 1smartchick, bouncing with style

Nearly everyone has been hurt by something someone said, did or didn’t do. When my husband left me with two small children while my mother was dying of breast cancer the words forgiveness did not enter my vocabulary. I was so busy managing the day to day chaos of sickness, a premature baby and an ornery toddler that I didn’t have time for anger, resentment and thoughts of revenge.  I can tell you that during that two year span of time where I also went through a foreclosure, and a deed in lieu of foreclosure.  I had to sell my car and my dog died. I heard from everyone that I needed to do two things: work on myself and forgive.

The working on myself sounded pretty good, but the forgiveness part burned in m heart like a fever. See after growing up in church, it became clear to me I never really understood what forgiveness meant. All I knew then was it was something I needed to do.  My friend who was a doctor told me if I learned how to forgive I would be healthier, have better relationships, and have less anxiety, depression and hostility.  Gee, ya think?

I read all these books and went to seminars that taught me that forgiveness doesn’t mean that I have to deny what happened to me or relieve the other person of responsibility of what they have done.  It doesn’t minimize or justify the wrong.  It just means I have to let go of resentment and thoughts of revenge.   Sounds good.

The one thing I couldn’t figure out was how? How do you forgive when the wrong keeps paying you back day after day and year after year– especially when the affair is in your face in a daily basis and so is the financial devastation in your monthly bank statement?

I tried burning things.  Pictures of him. Pictures of her. A voodoo doll I made. I wrote in a journal mean, hateful, passionate things until my fingers fell off and the marks look like they had been carved there by Satan. I wrote a manifesto and shredded it releasing it into the wind.  I chanted. I meditated. I saged and I burned about 50 white candles to clear out my rage.

Then while sitting in the bathtub at midnight on a Saturday night while my kids slept, I looked out the window and whispered enough.  I was ready to actively choose to forgive the man I married for not seeing the gigantic mistake he made in cheating on me. I was no longer going to define myself by how I had been hurt.  I wasn’t going to teach my children that their mom was so mortally wounded that life did not go on… and get better!

Shortly after, I buried my mom. I let go of the grief of the loss of my marriage and replaced it with the grief over the loss of my mother. I won’t tell you that I have found compassion and understanding for my ex-husband leaving me during such a difficult time. I won’t tell you that I have minimized the hurt I sustained from that betrayal and subsequent abandonment.

I will tell you what you probably know. Time heals all wounds. Chocolate helps a broken heart. Do everything non-destructive and non-intrusive to others during your healing process. If you need to dance around naked in your living room and the drapes are shut and the kids are on overnight do it! There is not one way to arrive at the decision to forgive, it just happens. It happens when you decide to stop punishing yourself for what happened to you.  Bouncing with Style is all about how you take care of yourself as you recover from what life throws at you. You can recover, you can rebound or you can Bounce with Style.

Sandra Beck, owner of Motherhood Incorporated is the host of three popular radio shows Military Mom Talk Radio, Motherhood Talk Radio and Poweredup with Beck and Franklin.

Featured Guest: Michael Russer

Micheal Russer of Heart Open LLC

Micheal Russer of Heart Open LLC

Prior to founding Heart Open LLC, Michael was a highly successful international speaker, author and columnist about the Internet. Then in September of 2011 he began a year-long personal transformation that included a diagnosis of prostate cancer, radical prostatectomy, follow-up intensive radiation treatments and full blown impotence. He considers his resulting impotence to be one of the biggest blessings in his life. It is because of his impotence that he and his partner discovered an entirely new approach to experiencing levels of emotional and physical intimacy that far exceeds anything experienced prior to prostate cancer. It is his personal mission in life to serve other couples who struggle with emotional and physical intimacy due to ED / impotence and use his communications skills experience to share what he has learned.

PoweredUp Talk Radio stars Sandra Beck of Motherhood Incorporated and Linda Franklin of The Real Cougar Woman. The show airs live Tuesdays at 3pm PST/ 6pm EST and is available for download and lives stream at http://www.powereduptalkradio.comand http://itunes.com. To reach Sandra or Linda please contact them directly at Sandra@PoweredUpTalkRadio.com and Linda@PoweredUpTalkRadio.com.

 

From New York City to Los Angeles “Powered up with Beck and Franklin” gives women of all ages permission to live the life they have always dreamed of. Why live in black and white when you can choose the brilliance of 3D and Technicolor?
Each week Beck and Franklin and their high-powered guests will be here to cheer you on, to share their challenges, their successes and what they have learned from their failures. It’s all about women supporting women. The stories and practical tips on sex, beauty, money and so much more are designed to help you re-connect to the powerful woman you are.
Fabulous knows no limits. It’s time for you to expand your boundaries.

 

Click here to listen now:  POWERDUPTALKRADIO

Bouncing with Style: Have you Seen my Self-Esteem? By Sandra Beck

 

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By Sandra Beck, 1smartchick, bouncing with style

When people hear my story of heroically leaving a cheating husband while my mother dies of cancer with two small babies while building a solid business and creating two popular radio shows it sounds really glamorous. Even to me and I lived it, but I’m here to tell you the truth.

My husband moved out and he had been living in a spare bedroom for a year so you would think it wouldn’t be a shock to my system, but it was. I cried every day for 43 straight days. I noted it on my planner because I thought if I hit 45 days I will go in to the doctor and be treated for depression. Just like I know as long as I remember the Battle of Hastings was in 1066 that I haven’t lost my mind. I haven’t figured out a plan for crazy, I figure it’s enough to just wonder if you are crazy to prove that your aren’t.

Day 44 I stopped crying. I didn’t leave my home office except to get my kid from kindergarten. My other one was home and my nanny helped me care for him while I built my business. What once had been a beautiful closet appointed with fine handbags, shoes and expensive garments now stood like a dusty mausoleum to another life and time.  My ex-husband when he left, left everything behind.

I left it alone, like someone does after a death. My new uniform became Yoga Pants and a Black Batman T-shirt. I had about 7 different ones – all black, all with silver gold and yellow. All that symbolized to me the Bat Shield and no one could ever hurt me again. Pathetic. Dramatic. You bet. I did that for months.

One day I was in a hurry to pick up my son. I left my office and darted out of the house nary taking a moment to glance in the mirror.  Clearly I violated many traffic laws on the way not glancing in the rear view mirror or the side view mirror.  As I approached the elementary school I could see the reflection of a woman walking into the school.  Her hair was piled on top of her head jammed with a pencil. The faded Yoga Pants hung off her hips and the Batman shirt clung to her white, flabby arms.

One of the mom’s walking out at the same time I was walking in gave me the strangest look. I took it as the abject humiliation of a woman betrayed when in reality I had somehow in my fatigue, business and over work had drawn all over the side of my face with a pink highlighter.  I grabbed my son and scooted out of the school like I had leprosy.

I didn’t go home I headed to TJ Maxx, Ross, Walmart and Target buying at least 6 or 7 large mirrors. I hung them all over my house.  It was the opposite of sitting Shiva where you don’t want to see yourself grieve.  I needed a big get real wake up call.  I need a mirror to reflect back to me just how far I left myself go.

I needed to face where I was so I could Bounce back with Style. I won’t say that I always look like a fashion plate when I leave the house, but when I do look half-baked with drippy icing and mold growing on my crusts I’m gonna know it. The mirrors also kept me from eating myself out of or into depression. It’s hard to hide from yourself, what you are doing to yourself, what you are doing when no one is watching when you have to face yourself in the mirror.

Feng shui and the placement of mirrors might work for moving energy, but hanging those mirrors everywhere got my pale, drained, messy, highlighted and not in a good way being out into public without calling for a straight jacket.  Try the mirror trick and see if it helps you like it did me Bounce with Style.

Sandra Beck, owner of Motherhood Incorporated is the host of three popular radio shows Military Mom Talk Radio, Motherhood Talk Radio and Poweredup with Beck and Franklin.

Featured Guest: Greg Welborn

Greg Welborn First Financial Consulting

Greg Welborn First Financial Consulting

Gregory J. Welborn is a partner at First Financial Consulting. He joined the firm in 1991 and has extensive experience in investment consulting and tax planning. Greg was a pioneer in the development of investment consulting services for individual investors. As a respected authority on personal financial issues, he has assisted Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine with their annual “Jump-Start Your Retirement Planning Days” event and has lectured extensively.Greg has also been published in several leading newspapers, including The Orange County Register, The Los Angeles Daily News and The Wall Street Journal. He has written on a wide variety of topics, including:

  • Maximizing returns in a down market
  • Securing your financial future
  • The common traps facing bond investors
  • Improving the value of retirement accounts
  • What to teach your children about money
  • Keeping your broker honest
  • How seniors can protect themselves from financial frauds
  • Managing debt loads

Greg is a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), which only accepts financial advisors who have met the highest industry and professional standards.

Before joining First Financial Consulting, Greg developed a successful track record in banking, finance and investments. He worked for both Bank of America and Union Bank in commercial lending, international finance and domestic financial services. After leaving banking, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment Officer for several privately-held companies.

Greg received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Occidental College, majoring in economics. At Occidental College he also served as President of the Charles Blyth Fund, an alumni-endowed, student-run investment fund, where he received his first practical experience in investment management. Greg went on to receive a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Southern California, specializing in finance and investments. He also pursued a masters degree in economics at USC, studying under Art Laffer, an advisor to President Reagan and a leader in the supply-side economics movement.

Greg and his wife, Irene, live in the Los Angeles area with their three children. They are both active in their local community and church. Greg has served in a variety of leadership positions at their church and on their local school’s advisory board.

Contact Greg at gwelborn@firstfinancialconsulting.net

PoweredUp Talk Radio stars Sandra Beck of Motherhood Incorporated and Linda Franklin of The Real Cougar Woman. The show airs live Tuesdays at 3pm PST/ 6pm EST and is available for download and lives stream at http://www.powereduptalkradio.comand http://itunes.com. To reach Sandra or Linda please contact them directly at Sandra@PoweredUpTalkRadio.com and Linda@PoweredUpTalkRadio.com.

 

From New York City to Los Angeles “Powered up with Beck and Franklin” gives women of all ages permission to live the life they have always dreamed of. Why live in black and white when you can choose the brilliance of 3D and Technicolor?
Each week Beck and Franklin and their high-powered guests will be here to cheer you on, to share their challenges, their successes and what they have learned from their failures. It’s all about women supporting women. The stories and practical tips on sex, beauty, money and so much more are designed to help you re-connect to the powerful woman you are.
Fabulous knows no limits. It’s time for you to expand your boundaries.

 

Click here to listen now:  POWEREDUPTALKRADIO

Bouncing with Style: Taking a Risk By Sandra Beck

 

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By Sandra Beck

I pushed my stroller into the law office dragging a grape juice stained three year old boy as his little brother pounded on the tray complete with all those little plastic jangling things that were supposed to keep him busy. Clearly they irritated him as he let out a wail and now they also irritated me.  An impossibly groomed receptionist looked alarmed at the rag tag crew that just rolled into her fancy office.

This was a law firm specializing in divorce. This can’t be the first time someone flung cheerios under the fancy leather couches. They should be glad my older son left his “my first black Sharpie” at home.  The cream colored walls with the shiny elegantly striped wallpaper just begged for the wobbly sliding to the left letter “M” he was practicing in pre-school.

I hadn’t planned on filing for divorce with my kids in tow, but since my ex had been awol for the last month and my parents were 2500 miles away dealing with my mother’s breast cancer treatments this was it.  You want my business, you want my retainer…then you get my sticky kids. Oh! And don’t touch the baby he bites.

 I will tell you I was terrified. My fingers were stiff and cold as I dug in my purse for anything that would keep my 3 year old from eating the magazines on the table. They called my name I don’t know how many times and when it finally registered I looked around the empty lobby as if “who me?”

 I told my story to the attorney who asked me why I married the jerk in the first place. I stumbled and stammered. I didn’t know any better. He changed? I made a mistake. I’m stupid?  I grew up? He didn’t? My kids deserved a faithful dad? I was so ashamed to be there. I had no answers. I was completely lost. I wasn’t empowered and I wasn’t comforted. I crawled out of there and I never went back.

 It was months later when I finally got up the nerve to go file again. This time I was still scared to death, but I was calm. The old rude attorney had forced me to look at some unpleasant aspects.  He didn’t sugar coat anything. He told me what I was in for. He told me what opposing counsel would throw at me.  I went home the first time with my tail between my legs.  The second time I was ready.
Armed with tax returns, copies of emails, hotel receipts, phone bills I was ready for battle. California is a no fault state and I really didn’t need any of those things. I was the breadwinner so I wasn’t seeking support. But what that obnoxious attorney did was kick me in the pants to show me that I was taking a risk with my life and my children’s lives without being prepared. This time I was taking charge.

I had to the option of serving my ex at his office, in front of his oafish girlfriend/secretary, at her house where they now lived thinking of a million ways that could humiliate him as he had humiliated me.  But I didn’t. I didn’t need to. I was in charge now. I was no longer sitting on pins and needles waiting to see if my husband would come home after his latest breakup with yet another disempowered, disenfranchised and dishonored woman.  In the end, I called him and gave him the address of the law office and told him he could pick up the papers.

See when you take risks based solely on emotion, you don’t know the outcome. It’s scary. It’s intimidating. It’s very overwhelming.  The first law office I visited when I was completely unprepared was taking a risk- I wasn’t prepared. I was just doing anything I could to escape the pain of betrayal and dragging my babies along for the ride. 

The second law office I visited was when I got real with myself, examined the situation, prepared myself and my family financially, and ultimately took charge of my life.  There are times in life when we have to take a risk- and those are not to be denied. But mostly of the time if we slow down, get real, get prepared we have fewer risks to take and a better experience – the outcome is what the outcome is. But, we know we did our best. . One of the big secrets to Bouncing with Style is turning taking risk into taking charge.

Sandra Beck, owner of Motherhood Incorporated is the host of three popular radio shows Military Mom Talk Radio, Motherhood Talk Radio and Poweredup with Beck and Franklin.