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Motherhood Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck, Christy Holly and Rick Swanson present Linda Franklin of the Real Cougar Woman

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The Real Cougar woman realizes that she, and she alone, is responsible for everything in her life.   Just like an artist, she sits in front of a blank canvas every day and creates her reality. 

Being a 5-carat diamond allows her to be:

  • A woman who isn’t afraid to knock down walls and crash through glass ceilings.
  • A woman who adores men but refuses to be defined by the age of the man she chooses to be with.
  • A woman who goes inside herself for the answers.
  • A woman who knows how to keep her body healthy, her beauty radiant and her spiritual reservoir full.
  • A woman who puts financial freedom high on her priority list.

Linda retells her story, “Every woman, whether she realizes it or not, has a Real Cougar just waiting to be unleashed. Living your life as a smart, sexy, independent woman is the best gift you can give yourself. So get over listening to what other people think you should do and start living the life you deserve.  This is the time to let go of your preconceived notions about aging, about sexuality, about beauty, about relationships with money, and give yourself permission to explore all of your possibilities. 

I know many women think that a cougar is a derogatory word used to describe women who  prefer younger men.  Nothing could be further from the truth. A Real Cougar, a term I coined in 2007, is any woman over 40 who is turned on and excited about life. 

The Real Cougar Woman is a fabulous female who is reconstructing the role of women today and will continue to do so for many years to come.

Achieving the rank of Real Cougar is a privilege, never an embarrassment.  You have worked hard to earn your stripes, so be proud to revel in your accomplishments.  For far too long, women over 40 have been pushed to the sidelines. You are mothers, business executives, entrepreneurs and teachers. You are a million things, but not the complete woman you have always wanted to be.  Now is the time to change all that.

Now is the time to realize your brilliance.  If not now – when?

I was born inToronto,Canada and moved toNew York Cityin my early twenties.  Never having finished college, I worked as a secretary because that’s all I thought I was qualified to do.  

Wall Street in the late 70’s was not a woman friendly environment but I used that to my advantage.  At age 28 I walked into my boss’s office and asked to work in the firm’s trading department.  He said yes, but it came with a very big caveat.  He said, “make it or be fired”.  That challenge made me determined to succeed and I did.  I was the first Canadian woman to own a seat on The New York Stock Exchange and then went on to manage this leading investment firm’s all male trading department.

Then at 48 my life changed drastically.  Due to a number of circumstances I decided to leave Wall Street.  That transition was a devastating blow to my psyche.  I didn’t realize how much of my identity I had attached to my work.  Retirement had never been a thought in my mind and I  had no idea of how to cope with not having a good reason to get up in the morning.  

When I could no longer stand wallowing in self pity, I made the conscious decision to take back my power and my life. Over the next two years, I went on a quest to find the answers that would help me with my relationships, maintaining a healthy body, looking fabulous, starting a new career and filling my spiritual reservoir.   That journey, as tough as it was, turned out to be a blessing.  It re-ignited my passion and allowed me to get excited about act two of my life.

Wanting to share what I had learned I started a blog.  People ask me all the time why I decided to call it the The Real Cougar Woman. 

It wasn’t planned – it just happened after I started to read a slew of unflattering articles about women over 40.  They were being called “cougars”, and portrayed as predators on the prowl for young men. This negative spin upset me and  I wanted to focus on the many virtues of real women not the media’s idea of women over 40.  So I coined the term Real Cougar as  my way of celebrating our age, our accomplishments, our independence, and our passion for life.  I make it clear that a Real Cougar refuses to be defined by the age of the man she chooses to be with.  Today, three years later I am still doing everything I can to make “cougar” a designer label that women all over the world are proud to wear.

My best selling book Don’t Ever Call Me Ma’am! – The Real Cougar Guidebook for Life After 40 is helping me to expand my message.  It has important information that every woman needs to read.  I have also included inspiring stories from other fabulous females that truly warmed my heart.  It let me know we are all together on this journey through time.

My newest initiative is “The Combat Cougars”. This is my outreach to support women in the military.  Like most worthwhile ventures it wasn’t planned.  After receiving emails from military women ‘combat cougars’ who felt empowered after reading my blog – the path seemed obvious.” 

Motherhood Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck, Christy Holly and Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated.  Motherhood Talk Radio would like to thank our guest who have spoken with respect to motherhood on the following topics: women’s issues, parenting, relationship advice, personal growth, divorce, marriage, dating, weddings, relationships, health care, pet health, crafting, beading, relationship advice, cooking, family matters, care packages for soldiers, nutrition, child adoption, children with brain injuries, children’s advocacy, autism, cancer, eldercare issues, child care issues, personal growth and parenting issues.

Motherhood Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck, Christy Holly and Rick Swanson present Trish Rubin, President EdVentures Group May 10

Motherhood Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck, Christy Holly and Rick Swanson present Trish Rubin, President EdVentures Group

Motherhood Talk Radio, Motherhood Incorporated, Sandra Beck, Rick Swanson, Christy Holly, Mom Talk Radio, Mommy Talk Radio, Talk Radio for Moms, Embracing Motherhood, Motherhood Radio, Parenting Talk Radio, Parent Talk Radio, Talk Radio for Parents, Embracing Parenthood, Parent Radio, Mom Radio, Mommy Radio, Woman Talk Radio, Women Talk Radio, Women’s Issues Talk Radio, Women’s Health Talk Radio, Work At Home Mom Talk Radio, Women Power Talk Radio, Smart Women Talk Radio, Stupid Diet Guy Talk Radio, Stupid Diet Guy, Los Angeles Talk Radio, California Talk Radio, Dating Advice Talk Radio, Marriage Advice Talk Radio, Divorce Advice Talk Radio, Wedding Advice Talk Radio, Relationship Advice Talk Radio, Free advice on dating, free advice on marriage, free advice on divorce, free advice on weddings, free advice on relationships, free relationship advice, women’s issues shows, women’s issue show, talk radio los angeles, free cooking advice, cooking talk radio, family matters, advice for families, free advice for families, free adoption advice, advocate for women, crafting for moms, mommy crafts, beading, care packages for soldiers, child adoption services, empowerment thinking, optimal thinking, culture building, diversity training, eldercare talk radio, nutrition talk radio, fit to strip challenge, friend ship talk radio, girlfriend talk radio, girlfriend advice on dating, girlfriend advice on marriage, girlfriend advice on wedding, girlfriend advice on relationship, stupid diet guy on dating, stupid diet guy on marriage, stupid diet guy on divorce, stupid diet guy on weddings, stupid diet guy on relationships, pet health care, pet health insurance, trish rubin, edventures groupTrish Rubin is a business development consultant, speaker and writer. With more than twenty-five years experience as a communications professional and trainer, she works across theUSAand internationally, partnering with Business, Education and Not-for-Profit organizations. Her work takes her to boardrooms, to business venues, conferences, classrooms and to communities worldwide. Her mission is to promote active and continuous learning “Edventures” in organizations through Relational Communication Skill Training.

Ms. Rubin taught in grades K through collegiate level during her educational career. As a school administrator and manager, she served as district supervisor, assistant principal, curriculum director, mentor, literacy coach, and as an interim assistant superintendent.

In her role as a national educational consultant, she worked in thirty-eight states; first, as a consultant to the United States Department of Education, and later as a trainer for many public and private school districts. Currently, she is the national education consultant for USA Today Education in the field of Writing. Most recently, her books, The New York MINUTE for Business are published by Morgan James Press. A Japanese translation is due 2008.

Ms. Rubin’s work in professional and organizational development focuses on implementing processes across cultures that create continuous learning. Through Relational Communications training, she facilitates and coaches multinational businesses, corporations, medical professionals and school districts that target communication performance of staff. Her work is based on a model of sustained personal and professional development which results in improved learning.

She is a literacy specialist and curriculum developer and constructs organizational assessments that inform and measure. She partners with technology specialists to interface current technology with best practice in organizations. Her Project Partners are specialists who provide training in the areas of an organization’s learning.

Ms. Rubin is the President of the EdVentures Group, aNew Yorkbased consulting group and the author of The New York MINUTE series of business communication books. Her keynote speeches span business and educational concerns. As a one-to –one-coach, she sets the stage for support of organizational initiatives. She has presented at national and state conferences and represents international Coaching and Performance organizations. In the EdVentures Group Education Division, she works across the country, to establish communities of learning in states where performance is measured by state standards. Her work goes beyond learning for the sake of testing. Her belief is in genuine, continuous learning of the entire organization.

Ms. Rubin holds degrees in English Education,Readingand Supervision. She has a Masters degree in Government Administration from theFelsSchoolof theUniversityofPennsylvaniaand coursework in progress toward a PhD. Her various articles appear in trade and “ezine” publications nation wide. She is a member of the National Speakers Association, Rotary International, Business and Professional Women INTL, as well as other prominent organizations.

Motherhood Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck, Christy Holly and Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated.  Motherhood Talk Radio would like to thank our guest who have spoken with respect to motherhood on the following topics: women’s issues, parenting, relationship advice, personal growth, divorce, marriage, dating, weddings, relationships, health care, pet health, crafting, beading, relationship advice, cooking, family matters, care packages for soldiers, nutrition, child adoption, children with brain injuries, children’s advocacy, autism, cancer, eldercare issues, child care issues, personal growth and parenting issues.

Motherhood Talk Radio presents Bob Woolsey, advocate for women, Aug. 3rd

Bob Woolsey graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 1978 with a major in Speech Communications. He then joined the U.S. Coast Guard where he served with several honors. He has owned internet companies, manufacturing and unique companies who under Bob’s tutelage became very successful and some not so successful. His most successful company is a week long acting camp for children between the ages of 5 and 12 with camp all around the western part of the country.

Bob Woolsey, Women Are Our Future, Advocacy for WomenHe has made movies, been an actor, professor and a paralegal. He has given speeches ranging from acting in film to film history to the future of new media. Recently, he has been speaking about the virtues of women running the world.

He was sexually abused as a child.  He has spoken to over 100,000 people on the issues and has sat down and spoke to over 1,000 women one to one regarding this issue. He understands what has gone on with those who are first victims then survivors and then hopefully thrivers. He speaks at colleges regarding this issue as well.

His mother helped raise a young man who was on the both debate team and the rape crisis team in college.  Bob is also one of the few males who know where most of the women’s battered shelters are located.

Bob believes if women ran the world rather than rule it, we would have a better place to live. He believes women have the ability to share, respect and speak the truth.

Paul Petersen, formerly an actor with the Donna Reed Show and now a child advocate says this of Bob, “When Bob Woolsey feels the need to rally the troops around a just cause it’s a good idea to pay attention. Core issues that affect us all are on Bob’s table, and none more important than the Gender Issue.

Motherhood Talk Radio is powered by Motherhood Incorporated, bringing you the most powerful voice in women’s issues today. Motherhood Talk Radio airs on Toginet.com every Tuesday, 3 pm pst, 6 pm eastern.