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!
The Girlfriend Spotlight is shining brightly on Stilettos and Sweats!
Deanna Fusillo at Stilettos and Sweats is one of the newest to our bunch. She is the epitome of the modern day woman and that is what Social Media Girlfriends is all about. Deanna is a mom and business owner and because of that she is primary in many roles within her life. Successful at launching her own business and thrusting her into the world of social media, she then became one of the bright and shining stars of D’Talia Jewelry. Starting in 2012, this amazing line was featured as the primary jewelry line for New York Fashion Week the very same year. This gorgeous line has unique pieces with couture style yet still manageable to purchase for woman every where. These pieces are offered through trunk shows at various different venues and private viewings. Go get your sparkle on today!
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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!
This week our Girlfriend Spotlight is on Two Minute Yoga Solution
Two-Minute Yoga Solution is the brainchild of Nicole DeAvilla – A pioneer yoga instructor in prenatal/postpartum yoga therapy who completed Ananda Yoga Teacher Training in 1984. She is an E-RYT 500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) and also currently serves on the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) Accreditation Committee. Her yoga background includes, but is not limited to, Sports Medicine Research, chiropractic physiotherapy, dance and writing. Her combined knowledge of yoga and spirituality makes her an invaluable yoga instructor and individual. If you are looking for core strength physically, spiritually and emotionally – find her on USTREAM doing Two-Minute Yoga – she is someone you will want to follow!
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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!
Today our Girlfriend Spotlight is on Uplifting Families.
Uplifting Families is owned and operated by one of our very own hard working Social Media Girlfriends, Christy. She is a loving and very loyal girlfriend and we truly love having her in our network. The name of her website clearly resonates what Christy is all about. She does her part here in social media by uplifting families, contributing for the better to our world as a whole. On her website you will find categories on parenting, pregnancy, breastfeeding and reviews in addition to Christy’s personal blog on all things and places that bring families closer together. She is also a contributor on 30 Second Mom where she contributes on how to – you guessed it – uplift families.
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Spontaneous Smiley – Spreading Happiness One Smiley at a Time!!
Join Dabney and your Social Media Girlfriends for an emotional and eye opening chat with children’s author and artist Ruth Kaiser, who spreads smiles daily as she speaks to both adults and children about choosing optimism, kindness and gratitude!
Ruth Kaiser is the Founder of Spontaneous Smiley – a joyful place where people from all over the world share Smiley Faces they find in everyday objects. This project began out of a simple and small space of happiness which Ruth adopted in life as a young girl. Listen to Ruth’s interview to learn the movie that taught Ruth to live a life of optimism and always seeing the glass as half full. Ruth’s book Smiley Book of Colors was published and released by Random House earlier this year. Ruth’s project led her to a partnership with Operation Smile. To date, Spontaneous Smiley has raised funds for 25 children to receive free surgeries for facial deformities. Ruth is also the Founder and Owner of Tot Drop Preschools – a program that allows parents to design their child’s class schedule to their own.
The eternal optimist, Ruth shares with us her internal optimistic narrator and how that voice tells her to think about a situation differently than what you see on the surface. As is the same with Spontaneous Smiley, by looking at objects differently than what you see on the surface there is a tiny little moment of finding the smiley in that object and when that happens she says, “you have a burst of happy.” If you have the idea in the back of your head that there are smiley faces hiding around just waiting to be found then you will find them, accidentally, every day. These moments then become positive ones.
Ruth Kaiser loves to soak in all the beauty the world has to offer. She looks beyond the frustrating and sometimes saddening behavior of the world and others. It is these qualities that make Ruth a beautiful soul and this is what Social Media Girlfriends is all about. We feel lucky to have her among us. Listen to her on Girlfriends Talk Radio today!
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!
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