Episode #43: The Magic Of The Fourth Stripe

Captain Mark Hardcastle returns to The FemiNinja Project to share his insights of the magic of the fourth stripe, including how to be the captain of your own life. He describes how we can steer the direction of our life by how we choose to engage in it and how we interact with other people. Mark explains that we are all in a position in life to touch each other in a positive way through very simple gestures of kindness.

Mark also shares the secrets to conquering our fears, exercising our courage muscle, and how each one of our lives are extraordinary. He concludes with a dark and stormy night, but we will save that story for another time. Download this episode for uplifting and motivating information, and learn how to release the magic of your own fourth stripe.

Listen to Mark’s previous episode The Symphony Of Your Life.

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Old-Fashioned Christmas Traditions

Don’t you just love old-fashioned Christmas traditions? When I was growing up, we had a plethora of traditions in our family. Many of them were based on our Eastern European heritage, including our rich religious practices. Others were based on Santa Claus, decorations, cookies, presents, and Christmas trees. And of course, there was always an endless parade of company coming over to visit.

The visits were always planned, and my mother would prepare well in advance. She would set out extravagant trays of her home-baked cookies (which were legendary) along with appetizers, finger food, coffee and adult beverages. Visitors never popped over unexpectedly. Well almost never. Until one Christmas Eve.

My mother had already had me and my 2 older sisters bathed and ready for bed, which included putting our hair up in curlers for church on Christmas morning. Yes, we did things like that back then, and yes, it was uncomfortable. Just as she finished, she realized that she didn’t have enough hairnets, so she improvised. She opened a dresser drawer,  pulled out 3 pairs of freshly laundered panties, and put them on our heads.

My sisters and I were skeptical, but my mother seemed to think it was a great idea. She also thought it was hilarious. Besides, she assured us, no one would ever know. At that precise moment, the doorbell rang. My dad answered the door, and standing there was one of his closest friends with his wife and 3 kids. So, instead of going to bed, we had to entertain the kids, in our pajamas with curlers in our hair and panties on our heads. It was humiliating.

After a good long visit, the family finally left. As they said their good-byes and headed out the door, the oldest child said, “Mom! The Ilov’s celebrate Christmas with panties on their heads!” Our humiliation was complete.

But, from that moment on, we made it a holiday tradition. Every Christmas Eve we put panties on our heads to cover our curlers. The tradition continued after our younger sister was born, but gradually petered out by the time our youngest sister came along. By that time the 3 of us older girls were teenagers, eschewing sponge curlers for the modern day hot rollers. But the memory of panties on our heads for Christmas still lives on to this day.

So, regardless how you celebrate, I wish you a very Merry Christmas as well as a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year full of peace, joy, love, and laughter. And panties on your head.

 

Episode #42: Vibrant Health and Healing

Dr. Carl Hudson returns to The FemiNinja Project to share more of her personal insights of self-healing, self-discovery, and life-long learning. She explains how traditional Western medicine saved her life, but alternative medical practices gave her quality of life and set her on a path of alternative health, healing, and self-awareness.

Discover how changing our mindset and the way we move can actually change the tissues of our bodies and raise our level of physical, mental, and emotional function. Also, that if we don’t put ourselves first, we have nothing to give to the ones we love and care about. Dr. Carly also talks about overcoming obstacles, self-image, belief systems, and the malleability of the human body, as well as how to unleash your inner brilliance.

Download this fascinating and information packed episode to be inspired to make small changes in your habits and patterns that will help you unleash your own inner brilliance and vibrant health. Listen to Dr. Carly’s earlier interview on The FemiNinja Project, Episode #25, A Life of Healing, to learn more about her personal journey. And make sure you check out Dr.Carly’s podcast, Healing Ground Movement.

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Episode #41: Writing Words That Work

Words are powerful, and the ability to be able to clearly communicate your message is crucial to your business and life in general. In this episode, Jesssica Olma, the founder and owner of Scribe Syndicate explains how to write and use words that work, how to change habits that might be getting in our own way, and how to handle life’s bumps in the road.

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Episode #40: Living Differently-From Marine To Mentor

Meet Tami McVay, business and lifestyle strategist dedicated to helping you find the courage, strength, and confidence you need to make your life better. Tami shares her experiences and perspective about thriving in a man’s world, building character, the resilience and tenacity of the human spirit, taking risks, and the power of adventure. With her unique background and engaging style, Tami will help you conquer your world!

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Episode #39: The Golden Thread Of Life

Meet Bryn Brown, a business coach who uses heartfelt connections along with spiritual wisdom to help people turn their deepest passions into a business that feeds their soul. She shares her own personal and professional journey and life path including how to seek self-fulfillment through self-observation, and how to avoid tears in your morning coffee. Bryn also explains the golden thread (or threads) that lead to different possibilities, and how to follow the threads to find your own true path.

Download this to discover tips on finding your way, creating your own community, showing up in relationships, the delicate dance and balance of masculine and feminine energy, and much more. Bryn is a wealth of knowledge, information, and expertise!

https://www.brynbrown.com/

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/brynebrown/

Episode #38: Making Financial Fitness Fun

Meet Craig Kaley, engineer, problem solver, financial fitness coach and author of Money Athletics. Craig has created a fun and brilliant “game plan” to help teach your kids become financially savvy. He shares some of his tips and personal stories about helping his own three kids become financially fit and responsible adults. It’s a better alternative than having them end up living in your basement when they’re adults.

Download this episode to learn valuable tips and tricks that will help your kids and grandkids become financially fit for life….it’s a real game changer, so to speak!

Website: www.moneyletics.com

Amazon Book Page: http://a.co/3oqIVMd

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/moneyletics

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LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/moneyletics

Episode #37: Life Is Stranger Than Fiction

Life really can be stranger than fiction. It can also provide you with remarkable opportunities, if you know how to look for them. In this episode, award winning author Helen Starbuck describes how she has done exactly that to create her award winning mystery series, “The Annie Collins Mysteries.”

Helen also shares her many “secret weapons” she uses in developing her characters and making them come to life, as well as how she decides when and how to kill them off, so to speak. After all, it IS a mystery series! She intertwines her professional experiences an operating room RN with her personal experiences to come up with unique story ideas, and reflects on how her career as a medical professional influences her stories.

She talks about why it’s so important to step out of your comfort zone, the joy of dancing through life, and the complexity of Baby Boomers learning social media. Download this episode to be inspired to write, dance, and live the life you deserve.

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https://www.amazon.com/Helen-Starbuck/e/B076KPPQ52/

Episode #36: Not On My Watch

Torey Ivanic is a Physician Assistant, Certified Homeopathy Practitioner, and business owner. Her experience of training as an elite gymnast as well as her love of math biology led her to pursue a career in health and healing. However, that’s not all she got from her gymnastics training.

Torey truly embodies the courage and strength of the FemiNinja as she shares her story about sexual abuse from a predatory coach, and the action she took to bring him to justice and put him behind bars for years.

This episode is an absolute must listen for every woman and the men who love them. You do NOT want to miss this!     

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https://www.instagram.com/nobigdealbook

Episode #35: The Body Freedom Project

Physical therapist Ashley Zimmerman returns to the FemiNinja Project to talk about her recent trip to Costa Rica where she worked as a volunteer in a safe house for girls who have escaped the horrors of human trafficking. Ashley is determined to do her part to bring education and awareness to the public regarding this heinous practice, and to help bring it to an end. Learn what you can do to help. Education is power!

https://www.faceofjustice.org/

https://yourstrengthwithin.com/

https://www.stayinvincible.com/

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