I am Amanda also known as @LAlupusLady on Twitter. I am a member of Dabney’s #TeamGirlfriends where I sometimes chat with the @SmGirlfriends handle. I love this community that provides support and encouragement to each and everyone within it. I am so happy to be interviewed by Dabney on GIRLFRIENDS TALK RADIO today, Wednesday, May 1st, because the month of May is a special month for me. It is “Lupus Awareness Month” and I am proud to kick it off with the Social Media Girlfriends in what I call “Lupus Style” – where I like to celebrate and “find my flair, while avoiding a flare (which is a period when my condition is active and inflamed).”
I “find my flair” when I wear my purple cape, tights and boots. This past Sunday, I was a part of the “L Hand Sign Lupus Awareness Flash Mob” in Hollywood. At Noon, over 150 people (most of them, wearing purple) froze while proudly flashing the “L Hand Sign” the event was videotaped and will be posted online soon.
I am committed to doing whatever it takes to raise Lupus Awareness and support Lupus Research so that one day (hopefully, in my lifetime) there will be a cure for lupus. Next week, I will fly to New York City to join in and support the Alliance for Lupus Research. On May 9th, I am going to be a part of the “LupUs is Us” event in the East Village. The next day, May 10th is World Lupus Day and I will be donning my purple cape, tights and boots and instead of Hollywood Blvd, I’ll be in Times Square for another Flash Mob. Shortly after that I’ll be on my way to a wonderful celebratory lunch at Joanne’s Trattoria. A wardrobe change will be happening in the back of a cab en route. Can you picture it? Like Superman used a phone booth, I am going to use a cab, only changing from my outfit as a caped crusader for Lupus Awareness into “LA Lupus Lady.”
I enjoy being a part of the #SmGirlfriends community and hope you join our mini-chats every weekday at 12pm/EST & 9am/PST where I tweet as @SmGirlfriends. Follow me and my #LupusStyle adventures on Twitter or on my blog LA Lupus Lady – or maybe you could support my team “Lupus Awareness is Fun” that is walking on May 18th in New Jersey at MetLife Stadium. Hope to see you in the chat!
Listen to Dabney discuss with Dr. Eric A. Lewis the delicate subject of what we all want to know, but are too scared to ask. In this show, Dabney and the Social Media Girlfriends ask questions and get answers with Dermatologist and Cosmetic Surgeon, Doctor Eric A. Lewis of Beverley Hills!
We are so excited to bring Dr. Lewis to the show – He is wildly popular with many celebrities and those who want to live fabulously by enhancing their overall appearance while preventing skin disease. Dr. Eric Lewis has been practicing in the field of Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery since 1981, truly enjoying the balance between the two. He treats most dermatological conditions and is an acknowledged expert on liposuction, hair replacement, and all forms of wrinkle treatment including acid peel, dermabrasion and collagen placement. He is a published expert in his field and has appeared on television discussing his many innovative techniques. One of his most important roles is specializing in the prevention of melanoma and other skin cancers.
During our broadcast, Dr. Eric Lewis shares top tips and chats with the Social Media Girlfriends live in the nest, answering questions on how we can enhance our looks and care for our skin. He joins us to share his information and knowledge as it relates to skin care education. In this show he tells us what we REALLY should be looking for when it comes to spots on our skin. He warns of the misconceptions and information given regarding skin cancer. Tune in to find out the warnings and information we need to be acutely aware of and which type of skin is more susceptible to melanoma. The answer might surprise you. His goal is getting patients directed to what’s better for them.
Skin cancer has one of the fastest growing death rates of all cancers in the world, but if it’s treated properly no one should die from melanoma. Dr. Lewis says, “Teaching of abnormal moles is REACTIVE rather than PROACTIVE. We want to stop it BEFORE it becomes melanoma.”
We urge you to listen to this show because it is information we don’t want anyone to miss. Tune in to Girlfriends Talk Radio and listen today!
This week on Girlfriends Talk Radio Dabney and the Social Media Girlfriends get a peek into the mind of the super talented Hope Bertram, Founder of Digital Megaphone. Hope is an Emmy nominated interactive marketing strategist and personal creator of the new and smart Everything Healthy TV! This concept was born when she was struck with a very personal wake-up call and passionately felt that a change was in order.
Hope has worked as an Interactive Marketer at top companies such as GE, Discover Card and Sears. She has worked with many brands and bloggers on live and virtual events that produce winning results. In addition, she has earned media spots for her clients, creating integrated programs and partnering with top players such as Jockey, MasterCard, Kenmore, Southwest Airlines, Kraft and many more.
Everything Healthy TV is an online monthly show, packed with a team of experts, who will bring the consumer information and ideas on how to incorporate health conscious decisions into daily living. These shows will include conversations regarding relaxation tips for your mind, body and spirit, ways to cut out empty calories, diet types that fuel your metabolism as well as workout clothing for all shapes and sizes.
The best part of Everything Healthy TV is the tenacity in Hope Bertram. In this interview Hope describes her childhood and the treatment she endured that could have led her on a completely different path. Thankfully, with the love and support of a wonderful man she overcame this adversity and realized there was something special about her as this man made her believe. Her vision and ever loving personality combined with the highest of integrity has brought Hope to where she is today. Hope says she has learned to listen to the little whisper of opportunity and this, she feels, is the secret that leads her to success.
If you are looking for inspiration to kick the door of opportunity wide open then we highly suggest taking time for this interview – Listen to Girlfriends Talk Radio today!
Join Dabney as she talks with Bee Herz – an internationally recognized psychic medium, intuitive and expert in para-normal communication. Bee Herz has worked with clients in person as well as on the phone. She has an amazing gift of accuracy which provides invaluable guidance and directions for those she encounters. Bee Herz has been tested, proven legitimate and given the seal of approval by Bob Olson, editor for Of Spirit.com and founder of Best Psychic Mediums.
Listen to Bee Herz and you will hear an open-hearted and genuinely kind individual who provides guidance and assistance to people who are in need of direction. Always having the gift, but never understanding it until she was much older, she found it very difficult as a child because she knew there was something different. Knowing this, she feels her subconscious directed her into solo activities, making her more comfortable and keeping her focused. Tune in to hear what event made Bee’s mom realize her daughter held this wonderful gift.
In this interview, Bee defines the different types of energy and explains how we can learn to avoid the bad energy in the spirit world just as we would in the physical world. She also describes the stage in sleep referred to as REM, when we are most apt to connect with loved ones who have crossed over. Find out the crucial hours within your sleep pattern when two planes can meet and communicate.
Learn the importance of meditation and yoga for aligning your intuition as well as exercises you can do that will sharpen that muscle in the brain. Bee says if you think you have an intuition then you should delve deeper because we all have it, the secret is what we choose to do with it. She believes intuition is the language of the soul. If you get a feeling then LISTEN to it because there is a reason you are FEELING something.
An amazing and informative interview that will leave you wanting more. Listen to Bee on Girlfriends Talk Radio because we know you are going to want to listen to this show!
Join Dabney and your Social Media Girlfriends for this impressive and knock-your-socks off interview with Teen Mentor Lauren Galley. Listen in and learn of the social movement she has begun for empowering teen girls on a global level.
Lauren Galley is a Teen Mentor, Actress and Model. At just 17 years old Lauren launched Girls Above Society – Girl Talk – a teen to teen mentorship program using teen related film presentation, public speaking events and social media to relate to our young woman. Lauren has been heard on Fox News, Best Ever You Radio and as a Co-Host on the UK Radio Show Tabloid Talk. She was recently named Chief Teen Mentor for Best Ever Teens Website, a development of the Best Ever You Network. In addition, her writing has appeared in International Talent Magazine, Babble, Talented Teens, Living Intentionally, and THINK covering issues of the many pressures young teens are facing in society today.
Are you a mom? Are you currently raising your children? If so, then you want to LISTEN to this interview. Lauren gives insight on how we can talk with our children and how to get our children to talk with us. This is an enlightening interview giving moms a different and fresh perspective allowing them to see life from their children’s point of view. In this show you can learn what shuts them down and clams them up something we all want to avoid.
Launching soon – The Lauren Galley Show – an open forum for teens to talk about the pressures they face, how to deal with these pressures and information good to know for everyday life. She feels, as many of us do, that it is important to show our younger generation how to get through their teenage years with less stress so they can have fun. The Lauren Galley Show will include experts as well as every day teens helping each other with tips on self-confidence because one of the most effective ways getting through to teens is for them to listen and connect with other teens. Lauren’s mission is to promote teens to be confident and believes this by stating, “Confidence is the main thing and if you really are confident you can get out of so many bad situations as a teenager.” Wow! An amazing young woman!
We loved having Lauren join the conversation because she is a perfect example of what the Social Media Girlfriends are about. We couldn’t be more thrilled with her message and call to action. Listen to her on Girlfriends Talk Radio – it’s a must!
Join Dabney and your Social Media Girlfriends as we bring one of our own Social Media Girlfriends, Tomeka Napper on the air to talk about women empowerment, business development, entertainment and all things fabulous!
Known for her professionalism and straight-forward attitude, Tomeka’s mission in life is that everyone understands they matter and she uses this philosophy to be a service to others. She has risen out of adversity into her current role as the CEO of ViJIEN Enterprises Corporation, a strategic business design and management company for emerging businesses, nonprofits and entertainment professionals. Tomeka has served the corporate, higher education and non-profit/private sectors for over 16 years in the areas of administration, brand-marketing, procurement, creative content and project management. Tomeka was recently honored at National Voices for Equality, Education and Enlightenment – NVEEE – for her message of empowering and strength towards anti-bullying.
Tomeka Napper has a powerful story of overcoming horrific challenges by teaching herself to walk strong and stand proud. You will be amazed by the trials and tribulations this woman has overcome, yet still becoming the powerful beauty we can all admire. When you hear her story it will inspire you to truly believe that you too, can and will overcome difficulties in your life.
Placed in foster care at the age of 4 years old, Tomeka was sadly introduced to the never ending question of, “Where do I belong?” At the age of 11 years old she was transferred to another foster care home and it was there that she endured some of the most trying times in her young life. By the grace of God Tomeka was given a valuable lesson which made her realize that she matters and she carries this with her to this day. Finding peace in her adoption at age 13, she realized she had been given a second chance in life and her hope was restored. This led her on a journey to strength and empowerment which taught her the valuable lessons she would need to know as the leader she is today.
She is still learning, as we all are, but the most important and valuable lesson she has learned is, “I matter because – if I can’t GET that I matter then I can’t GET that YOU matter” and this is what guides her to be a service to others. We are honored that she is a Social Media Girlfriend because she is a true reflection of what our community is about. Listen to her on Girlfriends Talk Radio today!
Meredith has been coaching via Get Fit With Meredith for over a year and is an inspiration to ALL moms because with FOUR children, if she can do it then so can YOU. She is paying it forward and on a “Girlfriend Mission” letting others know they are not alone on their health and fitness journey.
Meredith found Social Media Girlfriends February 2012 when she was having difficulties adjusting to a new life change of being a stay-at-home-mom. Loving how everyone supports each other and lifts each other up, especially on some of our toughest days, Meredith became very interactive with the Social Media Girlfriends.
Do you ever wonder – “What is it about social media?” – Listen to the show to learn what the power of social media did for Meredith. It all started when someone reached out to her on Facebook and began sharing tools with her to work out every day. She realized “If I don’t take care of me how am I going to take care of everyone else” and it was then that she put her plan in motion.
Listen in when Meredith shares how she stumbled upon the understanding that she couldn’t possibly be the only mom that felt the way she was feeling. She then became passionate about wanting to help others and because of social media is how Get Fit with Meredith was born.
Are you ready to be inspired? Are you ready to see an awesome transformation? Are you ready to see an awesome transformation for yourself? Then tune in to hear Meredith and her story. If you need a kick start then you need to listen to this Girlfriends Talk Radio show and Get Fit with Meredith!
A beautiful and heartfelt show – Dabney talks candidly with Stephen Dimmick, the lovely host of Daily Dimmick. In this no-holds-barred interview, Stephen shares with us some of the deepest parts of his personal life and what brought him to become the bright light for himself and for all women he encounters.
Stephen Dimmick is an internationally acclaimed make-up artist. His talent can be seen from the runways of Paris for Valentino, Calvin Klein and Mark Jacobs to esteemed celebrities including Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Anna Kendrick, the Kardashians and many more. With his stylish fedora, Stephen loves transforming women into the goddess they hold within. He has an innate ability to help women see their lives through honest discussions about anything and everything while transforming them through the talent of his make-up brush. His work has been featured in Shape, Interview, InStyle, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan and on the covers of Time and International editions of Vogue Magazine.
In this interview Stephen is wide open and shares some of the most intimate moments of his life, from the deepest heartache along with beautiful triumph and the ability to overcome anything at any age. An intuitiveness at the age of 10, Stephen knew there was something about him that was different and that he was here for a reason. Unfortunately, this difference and passionate understanding did not make it easy for him as a young boy, enduring the cruelest of bullying and being treated like an outcast.
Thankfully, there was a little voice inside, an inner force that gave him the strength to pull it all together and make him believe there was something bigger and brighter. It was this that kept him moving forward to learn he had a bigger voice, a voice that could help women everywhere.
Listen to the show to find out how Twitter changed his life. Stephen says, “Twitter, truly encapsulates change for me – It’s what gave me change, it’s what brought me here, it’s what introduced me to people who gave me a new direction – and the people that gave me a new direction were all of you out there.”
The Social Media Girlfriends LOVE the Daily Dimmick and we know you will too. Listen to him on Girlfriends Talk Radio today! We are certain you are not going to want to miss this powerful and enlightening interview.
What a fun show! Listen to Dabney chat with the sweet and vivacious Nikki Boyer, local TV personality and host of Yahoo! Daytime in No Time, the funniest clips from the daytime shows with a sprinkling of witty commentary. Among many other appearances, she has also been seen on TV Guide Network, and was the host of the TLC popular ambush show Perfect Proposal, where she helped men plot how to pop the question.
Nikki Boyer, a hardworking St. Louis Missouri native got her start on a local television station, KPLR-TV, at the age of 14 years old and at 19 she won a regional Emmy Award. While working for the television station she began her training in production, on-camera hosting and performing in front of live audiences. When she attended college, majoring in communications and broadcasting, she realized the invaluable experience she had gained in television making her that much more ahead of the game.
Join the giggling when Nikki shares about being in a band, playing in New Orleans and all around St. Louis, Missouri. Listen to the show to find out the name of the Disco Funk cover band she was a part of – YES, you read that correctly – Disco Funk cover band. You will LOVE her favorite disco song to sing!
When she was 21 years old she left St. Louis and although leaving was one of the most difficult decisions she had to make, because she was leaving everything that was good and safe, she felt the drive to go to Los Angeles was much greater and says, “I knew I had to listen to that little voice in me.” Find out how she almost didn’t make it to Los Angeles.
We are certain that Nikki will delight and dazzle you as she talks about life, friendship, love and Hollywood on Girlfriends Talk Radio! Nikki Boyer is a bubbly, shining star with the cutest laugh you ever did hear. We think you should watch out for this honestly-sassy gal because she is one t-a-l-e-n-t-e-d young woman.
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