Tag: freedom

Seven Keys to Overcoming Adversity

Seven Keys to Overcoming Adversity Adversity is like a hurricane. It destroys everything in its path except that which is indestructible, leaving us with the ability to see the truth about ourselves.   Adversity defines what we are really made of.  It can make you better or bitter. T.D. Jakes says “A setback is a setup for a comeback”! You can overcome adversity and allow it to make you stronger, wiser and more empowered. Being a recovering alcoholic/ addict, an ex-offender, domestic violence survivor and former prostitute can have its drawbacks.  But instead of allowing the circumstances of my past...

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A “Doable” Plan To Create Your Vision into Reality

A “Doable” Plan To Create Your Vision into Reality Are you standing at the cross roads of life wondering where you are supposed to go? Confused about even what your vision or plan is?  Is it truly possible to go from a lost soul to become a visionary leader?  As the New Year approaches, are you wanting to develop a simple, clear, and “doable” plan of action to create the reality you desire – your vision for the New Year? Here is the key to creating that plan of action – you have to know what your authentic path in...

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Life Lessons from Motorcycles: Truths and Myths about Power

Liz Jansen is an author, speaker, coach, adventurer – and motorcycle aficionado. Motorcycles and our relationship with them, have much to teach us, whether we ride or not. As Women, Motorcycles and the Road to Empowerment describes, “The partnership of rider and machine when they join together in perfect harmony is like observing a beautiful dance that gives birth to power, strength, balance and positive change.” Here are 5 truths and 5 myths from motorcycles about personal power. 5 Truths On How Personal Power Is Enhanced. Choices. We manage the power of the motorcycle through the choices we make. How...

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The Opinionated Bitch – On Memorial Day, A History Lesson

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. What most will never know are the true origins of the observance.  In a Dispatch from Nerd Land, (what my friends call it when I share some historical fact learned from good history books), I became enamored with historian David W. Blight who has written no less than eight books on the Civil War.  It was a topic that held little interest for me until frustrated research of my family tree was resolved through an historical epiphany in reading...

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How to Live Free-Spirited and for Free as a House Sitter

Live online Wed., 11am EDT, with co-host Susan Macaulay plus guests Liz Jansen and Gary Dunn. Tune in at www.HereWomenTalk.com. Life lessons surround us everyday, everywhere; we just have to take notice. Guest Co-Host Susan Macaulay from Amazing Women Rock fame  introduces us to Liz Jansen, a biker and writer that put pen to paper to write her blog 10 Life Lessons I Learned From Being A Biker. Balance, Vision, Energy,  and Communication are just a few of those lessons, and they are key components of riding the open road. In her book “Women, Motorcycles and the Road to Empowerment”,...

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This week on BROADSIDED – When Fashion meets Firearms–the Ladies of ‘Debutante Hunters’

When you hear of a movie called “The Debutante Hunters“, one might think it’s a documentary about someone on a quest to find debutantes.  Not so fast!  Producer/Director, Maria White, in her Sundance Film Festival winning documentary, (she won the Audience Award) tells the story of five true ‘Southern Belles” who shed their pumps and trade them in for hunting boots in this tale about women who enjoy the thrill of hunting wild game. These ladies talk about conservation, communing with nature and the generational bond they feel with their family members in enjoying the sport.  It’s twelve minutes...

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