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Category Archives: Make A Difference
Regardless of the natural disaster, one international organization is ALWAYS there. For Hurricane Sandy, the Red Cross has helped 11,000 people as of October 31, put up 250 emergency shelters, served over 25,000 meals and snacks and fielded over 2,000 disaster responders in the 16 affected states.
This week Dr. Nancy talks with her friend and fellow crisis responder, Jami Peebles, Board President of the Greater Ozarks Chapter of The American Red Cross. Jami’s volunteer work takes her away from her job as Executive Vice President at Central Trust & Investment Company, Springfield, Missouri.
Jami and Dr. Nancy met while helping survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Jami describes helping a woman Continue reading
Have you ever dreamed of running for office? You should, says Susan Rose, women’s political activist, public servant and writer. Susan says that when women are elected to office, they create laws that affect the lives of women and children, like childcare, education, violence against women and civil rights. Yet only 17% of members of US Congress and only 20% of state legislators nation-wide are women.
The 2012 Project is a national non-partisan campaign of the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) to increase the number of elected women. Continue reading
Have you been sucked into the doom and gloom of the lagging economy, political stalemate, broken systems and world upheaval?
Susan Steinbrecher says it’s time to “clear the dust from our eyes” caused by the old negative belief systems and see who we truly are. Susan wrote KENSHO: A Modern Awakening, Instigating Change in an Era of Global Renewal, to show how creative and innovative thinking can shift things in a better direction.
KENSHO is a Zen Buddhist term that means “awakening to one’s true nature.” Susan and Dr. Nancy discuss how experiencing crisis can lead to greater clarity. Continue reading
Have you ever noticed how one simple act of kindness can transform someone’s life? Rhonda Sciortino says that it empowers people when you show them they are worthy of kindness.
In her book, How to Succeed BECAUSE of What You’ve Been Through, she tells her own amazing story of survival and success. Rhonda’s inspiring story begins with being abandoned as a baby then living in filth and poverty, Continue reading
If you feel incomplete and unfulfilled in your work or the way you’re living your life, you are not alone. How many of us feel certain that we are doing just what we are meant to do and using our talents to their full potential?
Baeth Davis faced that dilemma and in the process discovered that her purpose was to help others find theirs. She tells her complete story in this Conversation with Dr. Nancy. Continue reading
What if you had the worst headache of your life and when you woke up, everything about your life had changed? Feeling lucky to still have a life at all, Maria Ross wrote the book, Rebooting My Brain: How a Freak Aneurysm Reframed My Life
In it, she announces some important little-known facts and tells her amazing story of surviving a ruptured brain aneurysm.
FACTS: 1 in 50 people in the U.S. have an un-ruptured brain aneurysm. Continue reading
Have you become immune to the media images of young women in soft porn poses selling everything from lotion to underwear? If so, it’s time to wake up and notice the images being projected in front of men, women and children every day. Top media expert, Regina Kulik-Scully says everyone needs to vote with their wallets and their remotes. When you see something offensive, speak out. Advertisers are listening, reading blogs and scanning social media. Continue reading