Take the High Road

Originally published and posted on my blog February 23, 2017, I was reminded of taking the High Road by my friend Suzanne last week. I was relaying a story and a concern about an upcoming situation and Suzanne, in all of her wisdom looked at me and said, “It’s all about presentation. Take the high…

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Rhonda Travers-Making Your Moments Matter

I met Rhonda after she presented, “Intentional Networking-Making Your Moments Matter” for an Inspiring Authors webinar. Intentional networking changed how I networked. Read on and listen to how Rhonda’s ideas can help you. To listen to the StoryCorps interview, click read more and then click here: Rhonda Travers: Being Intentional – StoryCorps Archive We met…

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Arrah Karigan: Meditation Coach

Arrah Karigan of Higher State Consulting is on a one-woman mission to bring meditation and mindfulness to anyone who is willing to put in the work. After spending several hours with her including in the yoga room, count me in. To listen to our StoryCorps interview, click READ MORE and then click here: Arrah Karigan:…

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Angela Remington Brings First Girls’ BSA Troop to Clarkson Valley

Angela Remington liked what her sons were experiencing in the Boy Scouts. She was intent on finding and providing the same opportunities for her daughter and other girls in Wildwood. Like most parents’ intent on a goal, Angela researched and brainstormed how she and her family could launch the first Girls’ BSA Troop into Clarkson…

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Kelli Risse: Rise Up and Live Wellness

In December, I was fortunate enough to meet Kelli Risse twice on the same day. We met at the West County Chamber of Commerce luncheon and earlier at the ACA Business meeting. Listen to our StoryCorps interview by clicking READ MORE and then click here: Rise Up and Live with Kelli Risse – StoryCorps Archive…

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Reminiscing with Frances Chianta

Frances’ family wanted to know more about her journey to America and her life as an immigrant. In an illuminating interview for her family, a Legacy Interview, we discussed her life. Listen to the StoryCorps interview click read more and then click here:  Reminiscing with Frances Chianta – StoryCorps Archive Frances came to America in…

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Winning in Business: Kelli Risse

  Recently I was lucky enough to be the guest of Kelli Risse on her podcast: Winning in Business. What a fun, inspiring conversation we had. Listen to the podcast here: Good Writing Practices with Pam Wilson – YouTube A few weeks prior Kelli and I met at two networking meetings on the same day!…

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Unsticking My Story

On a Friday morning in January, I was not in my regular routine. I hadn’t been feeling well physically for almost a month (it was NOT covid), with what felt like a cold gone wild. No matter how much sleep I managed to get, I was exhausted, couldn’t stop blowing my nose and just felt…

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Hallie Van Duren: Family Lawyer

At the Center for Family Law offices, Hallie Van Duren is entirely in her element. As we spoke, it was fascinating to hear Hallie’s reasons for going into family law. And her continuing reasons to practice. To hear our StoryCorps interview, click READ MORE and then click here: https://archive.storycorps.org/interviews/hallie-van-duren-family-lawyer/ “Showing up is what I want…

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Angela Elgani: Celebrity Back-Up-Dancer

Angela has danced with The Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, N’ SYNC, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Pink, George Michael, Step Up Revolution, and Dance Monsters on Netflix. Oh yes! You read that correctly. To hear more about her dance journey, click read more and then click here: Angela Elgani: Celebrity Back-Up Dancer Dance teachers appear in…

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My LEAP Year with Colleen Biggs

It’s Thursday afternoon and I am zooming into a Leap Networking event. In fact, every Thursday afternoon for this entire year I have been on a Leap networking/community event. Come rain, shine, cold, warm, St. Louis spring day-the only time I wasn’t on a Leap networking/community zoom this year was when I was on a…

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Julie Haefner: What I am learning from Breast Cancer

Julie Haefner is a healthy, fit person. She has always taken care of herself physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. It came as a surprise when she received a breast cancer diagnosis in 2022. Click READ MORE and then click here: https://archive.storycorps.org/interviews/julie-haefner-what-i-am-learning-from-breast-cancer/ “I was always getting mammograms, never missed a mammogram since I was 40 and…

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Strong Bones: Elizabeth Cohen and Pam Wilson

Ever think about your bones? Elizabeth and Pam talk about their osteoporosis diagnosis and how it’s changed their lives. Listen to our StoryCorps interview click READ MORE and then click here: https://archive.storycorps.org/interviews/strong-bones-elizabeth-and-pam/ In 2021 I received a phone call after a baseline bone density test from my OB/GYN Dr. Jennifer Smith. “This is a surprise…

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Alaina Huebner: Flower Girl

Alaina Huebner is the owner and founder of Flora MiLou Wedding and Events Floristry in St. Louis, Missouri. A 26-year-old entrepreneur who specializes in beautiful floral arrangements for weddings, Alaina’s mission is to create a bridal experience from beginning to end feel like a celebration! To listen to our StoryCorps interview, click read more and…

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Karen Sher: Baking Challah with Love

Karen Sher delights in preparing and baking her challah. Over the years, she would bake and serve her challah on Shabbat Friday evenings. Her challah is the BEST I’ve ever had-and I baked it for years. To listen to our StoryCorps interview: click Read More below and then click: https://archive.storycorps.org/interviews/karen-sher-bakes-challah-with-love/   Karen and I met…

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Found Family: Stan Hecht and Dena Hirschberg

Stan Hecht and Dena Hirschberg are smiling and reaching for hello hugs as soon as they spot one other. For anyone watching and experiencing this, you can feel the love of a brother and sister connecting. To listen to the StoryCorps interview click READ MORE and then click here: Found Family. You would never know…

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Dee Mantia Laidlaw: Living Life in Lucca

Dee Laidlaw decided to become a dual citizen thanks to the gift of her grandfather. To listen to our StoryCorps interview, CLICK READ MORE  and then click here: https://archive.storycorps.org/interviews/dee-mantia-laidlaw-living-life-in-lucca/ I was lucky enough to meet Dee and her sister at Lifetime Fitness West County a few years ago. She is an amazing writer and a…

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Jill and Tim Gray: Higher Focus Photography

Jill and Tim Gray of Higher Focus Photography believe in the beauty of the stories we can tell through portraits and video storytelling. To listen to our StoryCorps interview, CLICK READ MORE  and then click here: https://archive.storycorps.org/interviews/portrait-artists-jill-and-tim-gray/ Jill and Tim have created a place and business together that encourages people to BE their best-in photos…

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LEAP Member Monday Spotlight

How do you think? WHOLE BRAIN THINKING will influence HOW you work, play, and live with others! Watch/listen to this amazing podcast hosted by Colleen Biggs of the LEAP community and learn more about Whole Brain Thinking…Helping everyone play better in the sandbox…. click read more and then click this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yCg5aH5LyU

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Sandye Muncy: Loving her life as a Grandmother

We met years ago in a Zumba class and hit it off immediately. We’ve danced, traveled, cried, laughed (so hard we cried), have rocked out to concerts. And the most important role for Sandye is that of being a Grandmother to Eight! To listen to our StoryCorps interview: click here to read more and then…

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