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Guest Occupation: Architect in Washington, DC
Guest Biography:

Did the quarantine forced us to rethink our use of space? Spare bedrooms became offices; basements became apartments; garages became classrooms. Spaces that once housed “stuff” now house people, a concept that has fueled the innovative housing solutions created by architect Ileana Schinder.

As a woman and an immigrant, Ileana’s overlap of minority experiences propelled her passion for designing housing that more accurately addresses the needs of our ever-evolving population.

In her book *****Housing for Humans*****,
 Ileana provides an eye-opening exploration into America’s housing crisis and offers a clear path toward a creative, sustainable solution.

The crisis on affordable housing may be solved with a new small housing typology: additional dwelling units, shaped like granny flats to additional dwelling units. Ileana Schinder, in her architecture studio in Washington DC has designed and built new types of home for the new American family. 

Ileana Schinder is an architect in Washington, DC. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Architecture from Universidad Nacional de Cordoba (Argentina, 2000) and a M.A. in Communications from the American University (Washington DC, 2006)

Inspired to become an architect at the age of four by playing with Lego on the floor, she remains motivated to to design houses of all sizes 40 years later. Since opening her architecture studio in 2014, with creativity and innovation, she has designed additional dwelling units that create new spaces for clients and their families to thrive. As part of her efforts to educate the public on housing issues, Ileana has also written in blogs and held sessions to inspire and promote innovative models of home.

Ileana was born and raised in Argentina. She lives in Washington, DC with her family and her dog, Cecilia.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ileanaschinder
Twitter: https://twitter.com/IleanaSchinder
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ileschinder
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/notavailable

Guest Category: Business, Science, Society and Culture, Technology
Guest Occupation: CEO and Founder of AMA Publishing
Guest Biography:

Adriana Monique Alvarez is the CEO and Founder of AMA Publishing, where she teaches women how to start highly profitable publishing companies. She's an international bestselling author and has been seen in Forbes, Huffington Post, International Living, Addicted2Success, Elephant Journal, FOX, ABC, and NBC.

She is the author of "HOW TO START A SIX FIGURE PUBLISHING COMPANY," which is available to buy on Amazon. She is a USA Today bestselling author and her most recent book, "THE YOUNGER SELF LETTERS" debuted #1 on bestseller lists internationally. 

She mentors high-level coaches, consultants, and service providers on how to start their own high-earning, global-impact publishing houses. She is on a mission to create 10,000 female-owned publishing companies globally by 2027, so women's voices are heard - without censorship or gatekeepers.

She is currently living in the middle of nowhere Colorado where she is renovating her grandparents' home and learning how to homestead with her husband, Derek, and two sons, Sam and Grant.

https://adrianamoniquealvarez.com/

Guest Category: Literature, Business, Courses & Training
Guest Occupation: Founder of Arasari Lifestyle
Guest Biography:

Charlotte De Jaegher (also known as Charlotte El Casador) is the founder of Arasari Lifestyle, a certified health & lifestyle specialist, educator, coach and a care coordinator for schools.

She is a contributer to STRONG AND FREE - Stories of women who are living their dream after breaking upo with society's expectations, a multi-author book by Inner Hippie Books.

https://arasari-lifestyle.com/
https://www.facebook.com/charlotte12345567

Guest Category: Alternative Health, Energy Healing, Fitness & Exercise, Yoga
Guest Occupation: International speaker, writer and change-maker
Guest Biography:

Mac Macartney is an international speaker, writer and change-maker. Mentored by indigenous people over many years, he has acquired profound and original insights into questions preoccupying many contemporary leaders. Mac seeks to inspire the emergence of the leader in each of us, the leader who will take courageous action for a better world. Championing A New Story of Sustainability lies at the heart of this.

SPEAKER
Mac intertwines themes rarely associated with each other – the quest for meaning and purpose, organisational leadership, nature, identity and the role of ordinary people in shaping a future fit for generations to come.

Mac is an outstanding speaker, unusual in his capacity to address diverse groups with equal impact and resonance. He intertwines themes rarely associated with each other – the quest for meaning and purpose, organisational leadership, nature, identity and the role of ordinary people in shaping a future fit for generations to come.

Mac speaks at major international conferences across the corporate, public and third sectors. Past talks include: TEDx, Unilever, Harvard Business School Club of New York, The Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative, Barclays Bank, HR Vision, Grunenthal, A.I.S.E and the Institute of Family Business.

For all corporate speaking requests please contact Mac’s speaker agent Personally Speaking

You can reach them at joanne@personallyspeakingbureau.com or at + 353 (0) 1 4750 360

They are helpful and will get back to you quickly.

WRITER
Mac writes about his search for meaning and purpose in a culture that is captivated by values and beliefs that assault the Earth’s life-systems and collapse society in upon itself. 

The Children’s Fire reveals the profoundly rich narrative of Britain’s tribal past and the animate world we once inhabited. It calls to the ancient sleeping beauty existing in our dormant wild heart and asserts that we can return home, link hands as a people, and redefine the purpose that guides our twenty-first century lives. It is part of a larger story that is surfacing all around the world. It is a choice waiting to be made.

CHANGE-MAKER
Mac’s purpose is to touch hearts, fire imagination and invite courageous action to better serve our world. All his work is aligned to this mission.

Mac has been deeply touched and informed by the wisdom traditions of various indigenous peoples and over many years has been the beneficiary of their mentorship and guidance. This prolonged and challenging training has profoundly influenced his worldview and continues to inform all aspects of his work, from large multinationals to grassroots groups.

Mac is the founder of Embercombe, a social enterprise on the edge of Dartmoor National Park with a mission to catalyse the emergence of leaders and change-makers for a just, peaceful and sustainable world.

Mac is an Associate of Leaders’ Quest a social enterprise that develops wise, compassionate and adept leaders from business, government and civil society. He recently spoke to 60 climate change leaders and influencers from COP21 on the topic of hope.

Mac is a regular guest teacher at Schumacher College and also lectures to various universities in the UK and abroad. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Education for his work in service to the community and youth, and received the Enlightened Society Award from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in 2013.

Alongside his own UK company, Mac co-founded leadership development consultancies in Poland and Russia.

Mac combines this experience of corporate social responsibility, climate change advocacy, leadership development, indigenous wisdom and business transformation and invites people to take courageous action for what they truly love.

https://macmacartney.com/

https://embercombe.org/
https://www.facebook.com/Embercombe

Guest Category: Literature, Business, Earth & Space, Society and Culture
Guest Occupation: Intuitive healer, clairvoyant, audiovoyant, clairsentient, medium, channel, and author
Guest Biography:

Amanda Hainline has been in the world of energy healing for the past 15 years and works with clients all over the globe. She is an intuitive healer, clairvoyant, audiovoyant, clairsentient, medium, channel, and author. She loves bringing the world of energy healing to others through teaching, hands-on healing, and distance work.

Unlike many others in the field, she did not arrive there because she was seeking a spiritual life. It was actually the furthest thing from her mind. She grew up in a church-going family, but was always more science-minded, with a deep connection to nature. She married and began a family in her 20s, but ten years later, she was struggling with carrying the load of motherhood.

Seeking the aid of an energy healer, she had an initial session that reduced her anxiety, but the second session threw her into the spiritual realm instantly. A spontaneous kundalini awakening blew open all of her chakras at the same time and she spent the next six months grappling with her sanity. To her utter shock, three angels arrived in her living room, proclaiming they would teach her how to heal people. After initially challenging them, she ultimately gave in and allowed them to guide her to start healing herself and others.
Today, Amanda Hainline is an emotional freedom mentor, intuitive healer, and author of the book Feel Better in Five Minutes - An Empowering Guide to Gain Control Over Your Emotions. In Feel Better in Five Minutes she shares 79 emotional freedom methods to help others gain freedom from the anxiety, depression, and stress that are rampant today, to help themselves and others.

Amanda previously worked as a business manager and consultant. A mom of two sons, Amanda says her family fueled her passion for all things healthy, from food and supplements to functional medicine. She lives in Austin, Texas.

Learn more at amandahainline.com

Guest Category: Alternative Health, Energy Healing
Guest Occupation: Swiss-American singer-songwriter
Guest Biography:

Mala Oreen is a Swiss-American singer-songwriter who makes her home in Lucerne. Her music has been described as “healing” “powerful” “magnetic” “passionate” and “as pure as an Alpine stream”. An experience with Mala’s immersive musical palette opens the mind to dreams and fills the heart with warmth. 

Mala grew up in a home where music was vital. Her parents instilled in her a love of vocal and instrumental music. Beginning her classical violin studies as a young girl, she still hones her skills as a vocalist, violinist, guitar player. Her mother’s record collection was an early inspiration. She fell in love with American and later on Irish and Appalachian folk music that influenced so much of it. 

Mala Oreen focused on her fiddle playing and became a member of various folk groups in Switzerland. From 2009 until 2018 she was touring with her own Celtic-Americana band, Mala & FyrMoon. She shared stages with great Bluegrass and Folk artists like Dale Anne Bradley, the Kruger Brothers and many others. 

Always blazing her own trail as a solo artist, she released her first album, “Simply a Lotus” in 2011. In 2014 along with FyrMoon she recorded the album “On the Run” which she followed with tours in the US, Ireland, the Netherlands and Germany. 

She performs solo and with her band, consisting of Marc Scheidegger (guitars, vocals), Rafi Woll (percussion, vocals) and Simon Iten (upright bass).

The songs of her upcoming album (available in November 2021) originated in a longer visit to the US, where she met like-minded artists. They left their stamp subtly on the songs appearing on the album. The themes of the album cover a lot of ground from enjoying the creative impulses life affords us all to its limitations: prison bars that it’s up to each of us to break. It’s about the healing and wild powers of nature and also about sorrow and loss. 

Mala Oreen’s purpose for her musical life’s work? “I would like to inspire people with my music, so they can gather courage to live what makes them happy and share their own talents and passions with the world.” 

It’s a collection of experiences full of hope, new space and open doors.

https://malaoreen.com/

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Music
Guest Occupation: Founder of Exalted Publishing House, podcast host and leadership consultant
Guest Biography:

Bridget Aileen Sicsko helps successful entrepreneurs standout and be featured as a leader in their industry through sharing powerful stories, writing best-selling books and gaining global recognition.

She is the founder of Exalted Publishing House, a Podcast Host and a Leadership Consultant. Bridget’s hope behind her books is to bring information, knowledge, wisdom and hope to people all over the world. She believes in the power of words, stories and voices to shift the way we view reality, our potential and our purpose on the planet.
 
In addition, she considers herself a master community builder and has gathered hundreds of female leaders in her online community, mastermind program, networking events & women's circles. Bridget also hosts a Podcast called  “The Gathering MVMT” where she has interviewed over 60 entrepreneurs, TedX speakers, authors, thought-leaders, & visionaries to discuss success consciousness, leadership, kundalini yoga, energetics and quantum reality. 

Uncertain times call for empowering voices to be heard. Bridget's overall vision is to disrupt the anxiety-provoking, fear based media stories we are familiar with by broadcasting global messages of empowerment and hope.

Bridget has been featured in Thrive Global, Women's Business Daily,  Authority Magazine, The Medium, on Ticker News & News 12 New York. In addition, she has spoken at the She Can Brand Conference, virtual summits like One Women International and wrote in the best-selling book called Awakening - Meet The Women Birthing A New Earth.

She lives in New Jersey with her husband, Eric, and border-collie beagle, Finn.

https://www.bridgetaileen.com/
https://www.facebook.com/bridgetaileensicsko
https://www.facebook.com/groups/rockthemiconline
https://open.spotify.com/show/6shP2eesZmqq0siezMAEuU
https://youtube.com/channel/UCJRo62svMLnAo-hVauIiNnA

Guest Category: Literature, Business, Alternative Health
Guest Occupation: ESSO Hospitality Carpet Manufactures Rep, President of Natural Choice Network, Natural Choice Network Radio Host
Guest Biography:

Martha Childress DESSO Hospitality Carpet Manufactures Rep and Natural Choice Network Radio Host, Alternative Talk 1150AM Seattle Bellevue

Natural Choice Network is a show that explores the topics of sustainability, natural health, natural food, a healthy mind, and green resources. Host Martha Childress is committed to enhancing community, sustainability and health living in the region for future generations to come and will interview experts on various related topics.

22 years of experience in media, sales, marketing, account management and production management. My diversified business background has given me exposure to multiple industries and business environments. Focus on building strategic and collaborative relationships to create sustainable environments and to strengthen the community.

• Core relationships in hospitality Interiors, Green Resources, Natural Health, Natural Food/Nutrition and Mind/Spirit connections.

• In depth knowledge and key relationships in the architectural, interior design and commercial building community.

• Strong presentation, integration and negotiation skills.
• Clear concise writing skills.

Guest Category: Arts, Design, Earth & Space, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Philosophy, Self Help, Society and Culture, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: Founder of The Clean Water Foundation
Guest Biography:

A few years ago, Leon McLaughlin was traveling through Mexico, and met a woman who told him about a previous American visitor. The visitor had drained her bathtub of standing water, thinking he was doing her a favor.

Instead, the woman cried. It turned out that was her water supply for a month. Gone down the drain.

The incident brought home to McLaughlin how vital safe, clean water is to people's lives - and how easily it is to take it for granted. But McLaughlin wasn't going to take it for granted.

He had an idea that could bring life-sustaining water to the woman in Mexico and millions around the world for mere pennies a gallon.

It is a fascinating journey of one person's determination to make a difference.

McLaughlin, a Cleveland native, arrived in Seattle three decades ago. He worked as the staff adviser at the Paramount Theatre until the early-1990s, then landing at the Seattle Repertory Theater and investing a bit in real estate. By the mid-1990s, McLaughlin had another idea - selling coffee-making equipment in Canada.

The coffee business and McLaughlin's global travels got him interested in one of the key ingredients - safe, clean water. McLaughlin was struck by how much of the world didn't have reliable supply of safe water, whether for drinking, cooking, or even brewing coffee.

He started researching the issue, taking online courses from Sacramento State University in California to get a degree in water management. From there, he created his own company, LAM, LLC, (the name drawn from McLaughlin's initials) to deliver water to developing countries and areas hit by natural disasters such as floods or hurricanes.

All along, McLaughlin did a variety of things to generate income. He ushered nights at the Rep. He sold real estate. And he shined shoes at the Columbia Tower. In fact, his shine stand functioned as both a convenient meeting place for all kinds of informal advisers and the de facto world HQ for LAM, LLC. In 2008, McLaughlin founded the Clean Water Foundation, a non-profit corporation.

McLaughlin came up with an approach elegant in its simplicity. Like a child's Lego ® set, McLaughlin envisioned a water purification system that could be snapped together like the plastic blocks, not dependent upon written instructions, that could be assembled and put into operations anywhere in the world. He identified US manufacturers of purification equipment, piping, water bags for storage, even individual containers so children could get fresh, clean water at a school or hospital and take it back to their families.

It was a powerful idea, but McLaughlin knew he couldn't pull it off by himself. He needed a partner with truly global reach. He found just such a partner only a few miles down Interstate 5 from Seattle's World Vision, the highly regarded global humanitarian agency headquartered in Federal Way, Washington.

World Vision would provide the global distribution network McLaughlin needed to take his idea from the theoretical to the real. When flooding hit Bolivia, McLaughlin got to put his concept to the test. World Vision asked he could install six machines in Bolivia. McLaughlin delivered, pulling together the needed equipment, dispatching it to Bolivia, and making sure it was installed properly and turning out hundreds of gallons of safe, clean water for flood-stricken Bolivians.

Now McLaughlin and World Vision have a new mission. Their goal is to install 100 Water purification machines - a number of schools and hospitals around the world.

It will take a renewed effort by McLaughlin but anyone who knows this determined man with the infectious grin has no doubt he'll find a way to succeed.

Guest Category: Business, Earth & Space, Education, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Philosophy, Science, Spiritual, Technology
Guest Occupation: President/CEO of The Coleman Group & The Anger Doctor
Guest Biography:

Dr. Coleman is President/CEO of The Coleman Group & The Anger Doctor, comprehensive management consulting firms specializing in Anger Management, Mediation, Human Capital, Psychotherapy, Training, and Research.

She is also an Online Professor of Psychology, Counseling, Human Services. and U.S. History. With expertise in distance education and the virtual classroom, Dr. Coleman is proficient in Blackboard, eCollege, Moodle, and Wimba Learning Management Systems, to name a few.

A former tenured professor at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, she has an earned Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Rutgers University; and has held positions in mental health, social services, criminal justice, food and beverage, gaming, and transportation, including the State University of New York, Northwestern University, Utah State University, Educational Testing Service, and American Airlines.

Specialties: Behavioral Health, Anger Management, Domestic Violence, Sports Counseling, Mediation, Substance Abuse Evaluations, Psychotherapy, Conflict Resolution, Human Capital, Training, Research

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Psychology, Self Help, Variety
Guest Occupation: Lawyer, Author, Speaker
Guest Biography:

Did you know it is estimated that 70% of wealthy families will lose their wealth by the second generation and 90% will lose it by the third?
(Ref.: David Kleinhandler, Nasdaq.com)

For 25 years as an Attorney Kaye Williams observed life stories and gained insights on building generational wealth. Kaye is an Attorney, a Commonwealth Fellow, and a proud Mum of three. She has helped business owners and professionals find joy in their wealth today and view personal planning as a part of a success mindset. Kaye lays out the critical element in her Amazon best-selling book “7 Legacy Steps to Building Generational Wealth”.

Kaye is on a mission to demystify and provides simple, practical personal development steps that anyone can take to start the generational wealth-building journey today.

Kaye is inspired by her Mother, to whom her book is dedicated. Her Mum was born in the 1930s grew up in the 1940s and ’50s. Given the economics of the time, 1940’s, her formal schooling ended at age 11 or primary school. In the 1950s as a young adult, she was caught in a hurricane, holding her toddler niece. Running across the churchyard as a shortcut as she struggled to make it home, and was fortunately blown into the fork of a tree where she was rescued and sheltered at the local church. She called it her second chance at life and grabbed every opportunity with both hands. Her formal schooling ended early, but she didn’t stop there. Life didn’t hand it to her so she went after it. She was entrepreneurial, learning how to sew, and using the income from sewing to self-educate. 

Kaye’s Mum had sensible and highly effective money management skills few could ever match; yet was able to leave a legacy of love, value systems, and commitment to excellence. Her powerful story is shared during this intriguing interview.

Starting from a typist pool, she self-educated in her career with Government until, up to her retirement, she had all the qualifications to retire as a senior secretary to a Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Trade. But her biggest skill was her natural financial savvy. At the time as a young child, Kaye didn’t realize that she had a front-row seat to her mother’s ability to save, invest grow, and yes, enjoy her money. She had a comfortable retirement. A generous, giving person, Kaye’s Mum still enjoyed the fruits of her labor and traveled widely – London, toured Europe, Middle East, the USA, and several cruises.

That was indeed a rich inheritance.

More information about Kaye here:

Website: www.7Legacysteps.com

Email: 7LegacySteps@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/7LegacySteps

Instagram: www.instagram.com/7legacysteps

Twitter: @7legacysteps

LinkedIn: Kaye A. Williams

Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Society and Culture, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: President of the Dick Gregory Society and National President and CEO of the National Congress of Black Women (NCBW)
Guest Biography:

Here’s the most important thing you need to know: Williams has worked tirelessly working to make history. She is a change maker, advocating for women, children, civil rights, human rights. Helping to change the narratives on education, diversity, empowerment; helping many to realize their full growth potential. She is a three-time author, a weekly contributing writer to Trice-Edney Wire Service and host of a weekly radio show, “WakeUp, Stay Woke” on WPFW FM, Washington, DC.

Williams is the President of the Dick Gregory Society and National President and CEO of the National Congress of Black Women (NCBW) and former Counsel to the U.S. Congress’ District of Columbia Sub-Committee on the Judiciary and Education. She was appointed to the Presidential Scholars Commission by President Barack Obama and served as White House Liaison to the U.S. Department of Energy during the Clinton Administration.

Guest Category: History, Kids & Family, Politics & Government, Self Help, Variety
Guest Occupation: Founder of Inspired Hearts Publishing
Guest Biography:

Nicolette Halladay is the founder of Inspired Hearts Publishing - an independently owned pubpishing house focused on multi-author book collaborations, created to share the unconventional and heartfelt stories of entrepreneurs. Giving business owners a platform to tell their stories, own their talents, and leverage their personal story to grow their business.

She started her entrepreneurial journey by launching a virtual assistant agency where she learned the fundamentals of onlinebusiness and found her love for publishing through niching down in her business and exclusively supporting other female-owned publishers in the backend of their business until she took the leap to branch out starting her own publishing company.

Nicolette does the work she does because of the time, financial and creative freedom offered in entrepreneurship and her love for this work that pushes her to explore and express total and complete self-expression of the heart and soul for herself and her clients.

Website: https://inspiredheartspublishing.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nikki.richardsonhalladay/
Instagram: @lovenikkihalladay

Guest Category: Literature, Business, Inspirational
Guest Occupation: Musician, singer, songwriter
Guest Biography:

Dave is a singer-songwriter from Canada. He played many different pubs and venues back in the 70’s, and also spent a long career in design of application systems and database marketing. Now he relishes writing songs for people to enjoy and for other artists to perform. Genres range from Light Rock to Country and Folk, and themes vary from fun and romantic to more serious. A lot of his music has a bit of a retro feel, with influences stretching back to the 50’s and 60’s.

Dave’s songs have been recorded by several different artists in both the rock and country field and he continues to work with a variety of artists

https://youtube.com/user/RALRUDY

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Entertainment, Music
Guest Occupation: Author and Wall Street Journal reporter
Guest Biography:

Why They Stay: Sex Scandals, Deals, and Hidden Agenda of Eight Political Wives

By Anne Michaud

Why Do Good Women Stay With Bad Men? Are Political Wives are Just as Calculating as Their Infamous Husbands? Or Do They Have Other Motivations?

Wall Street Journal Reporter Provides Insights from Her Years on the Campaign Trail and Thorough Research

As a leading political reporter, Anne Michaud covered Bill Clinton's 1996 re-election campaign, Anthony Weiner's 2005 mayoral bid and Eliot Spitzer's rise and fall as New York's governor from 2006 to 2008. Few folks have had the front row seat to the spectacular fall from grace of these politicians and the women who endured the cataclysm with them.

Which got her wondering--as so many of us have--why did most of these women stick it out--or stay for as long as they did? Were they simply doing the Stand By Your Man blues, or did they have other motivations?

Why They Stay: Sex Scandals, Deals, and Hidden Agenda of Eight Political Wives is the result of her musings and her deeply researched and fascinating analysis.

Now a Wall Street Journal reporter, Anne has chosen to look at eight couples and explore the similarities between them-how the women responded to the crisis and its aftermath. These women made bold decisions that revealed their own agendas. 

Hillary & Bill Clinton: One masterful decision launched her political career 
Jackie & John F. Kennedy: Coping in bed and all the way to the bank 
Eleanor & Franklin D. Roosevelt: A lifeless marriage sparks a social champion 
Marion Stein & Jeremy Thorpe: Riding out British scandal to provide for her sons 
Wendy & David Vitter: Married to the Party versus married to a man 
Silda Wall & Elliot Spitzer: Real-life drama spawns TV show The Good Wife 
Huma Abedin & Anthony Weiner: How to win against a man and the Media 
Melania & Donald Trump: A foreigner's desire to live the American dream 
 Anne found some interesting correlations between all of them and Elizabeth Woodville, the "White Queen" of English history. A widow, she married Edward IV for love, endured his promiscuity to stay and wield power, and ultimately, outlasted him to build the Tudor legacy through engineering her daughter's marriage to Edward's successor.

Anne looked at 5 factors in her books­--how deeply are these women committed to being the family emotional caretaker, how patriarchal values drive their actions, how motivated are they about building a family legacy, the degree of which financial and emotional security drives their actions, and do they have a sense of patriotism that inspires them to overlook the misdeeds of their husband for the greater good. She assigned each a "White Queen Quotient" measured against Woodville's iconic role as the ultimate political spouse in the face of scandalous male behavior.

While we as spectators can only speculate about what drives them, Why They Stay makes a great case for what causes each of these women to play out their roles as stay-beyond-the-embarrassment wives. If Hillary Clinton had left her marriage, she might only be known as the spurned wife of a retired politician. Instead, she became the first woman to run for U.S. president on a major party ticket, a U.S. Senator and Secretary of State. These political wives aren't powerless pawns. They are shrewder than you expect. Why They Stay pulls back the curtain to reveal why women throughout history stand by their man...for better and for worse. 

In addition to her reportage at the Wall Street Journal, Anne previously wrote a nationally syndicated op-ed column for Newsday from 2008 to 2018. She has won more than 25 writing and reporting awards and has twice been named "Columnist of the Year," by the New York News Publishers Association and the New York State Associated Press Association. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Newsweek, BusinessWeek.com, Crain's NY Business, Cincinnati Magazine and more. Anne has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, including WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show, NY1's Reporters' Roundtable and Fox 5 News WNYW.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/annemichaudjournalist
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ammichaud
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/michaudanne/

Guest Category: Literature, News, World News
Guest Occupation: Westminster Mayoral candidate
Guest Biography:

Nancy Believes

Safe and Secure Community

  • Ensure our neighborhoods are safe
  • Equip and staff Police and Fire
  • Empower Citizen well-being

A Well Run City

  • Plan or our future through collaboration
  • Work for affordable water and sewer rates
  • Improve City Communication
  • Curate a business-friendly environment
  • Prioritize infrastructure
  • Build a robust "rainy day" fund
  • Thoughtfully planned water use

Vibrant Community

  • Maintain and grow our open spaces
  • Preserve our history
  • Cultivate connected and inviting neighborhoods

Citizens' Voices

  • Represent all voices of the community

Working together

Nancy began her service to this community in 1982.  She started her service on the PTA and accountability boards for Jeffco schools. In addition she has served as chair of DRCOG, US36 Mayor and Commissioners, Fastracks studies, Metro Mayors Caucus and Chaired Urban Drainage and Flood Control.

Currently Nancy serves on the Westminster Historical Society Board, Chair of the CSU Extension Advisory Board in Jefferson County, Alumni member of the Police and Fire Citizens Academy, Westy Cares facilitator and RTD Citizen Advisory Committee.

She is also the small business owner of Made and Created.

Nancy was elected to Westminster city council in 2001.  She assumed the role of Mayor in 2004 and was elected to fill two more terms.

Let's Make Westminster Better Together!

I need YOU! You each are unique and have different talents and places to reach out. I welcome your help.

McNallyforMayor

303.469.4707 (Home) nancy@mcnallyformayor.com

I invite you to share with your contacts about our campaign and get others involved. There is room for everyone! 

Signs are in and shirts. Email me what you would like.  If you have a fence that a banner can be put up please contact me. Thank you!

Guest Category: News, Politics & Government, Society and Culture
Guest Occupation: Physician, Surgeon & Author
Guest Biography:

Dr Rachel B Wellner

M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.

Rachel B. Wellner is a trailblazing Board-Certified General Surgeon who has nearly 20 years of experience as a medical professional and holds licensing in New York, New Jersey,, California and Florida. She is currently founder and CEO of Caelum Diagnostic Solutions, Inc.

Dr. Wellner was drawn to medicine at a young age, inspired by her father’s work in the medical field. In college, she pursued international mission trips and this passion for service and healthcare is reflected throughout her illustrious career. From founding several international medical programs, to providing free breast cancer screenings and services to the underserved and uninsured, Dr. Wellner truly embodies the values of her oath.

Her acclaimed career is marked by her dedication to patients and her belief in overall wellness. After witnessing her patients experience the trauma associated with a breast cancer diagnosis along with the psychosocial, emotional, and physical consequences of a surgically altered body, Dr. Wellner dedicated 2 years to pioneering a state-of-the-art Oncoplastic Program at Hackensack University Medical Center. This innovative approach integrates breast cancer tumor removal with reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Wellner began her career as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Mount Sinai Hospital. She went on to serve as an Attending Physician at The Beth Israel Medical Center. In 2009, after being appointed to be the Director of Breast Services at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Wellner continued her mission to provide exceptional healthcare and she developed the center into a satellite of the NAPBC-accredited Continuum Cancer Centers of New York.

In 2015, after serving on the surgical faculty at Hackensack University Medical Center, she accepted the position of Senior Breast Surgeon at Montefiore Medical Center. At that time, Dr. Wellner had established a stellar reputation and was at the forefront of cancer medicine. As the Senior Breast Surgeon, she saw patients immediately after they had been diagnosed with breast cancer to develop an aggressive and comprehensive treatment plan with them.

Philanthropy

Guided by her philosophy that everyone deserves quality healthcare regardless of socioeconomic states, Dr. Wellner has founded several medical programs around the developing world, including an international training program for Surgical Residents. Fluent in English, Spanish, and Hebrew, she has worked abroad in Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, India, and other areas. She was also a delegate member of Susan G. Koeman’s first Israeli Race for the Cure Program in Jerusalem. In addition to her international humanitarian work, Dr. Wellner served as project coordinator in collaboration with WPIX 11 for the Project Renewal ScanVan, the country's first mobile mammography and radiology clinic for homeless and uninsured adults. ScanVan provides clinical breast exams, mammograms, tuberculosis tests, and health education to homeless and low-income men and women throughout the 5 boroughs of New York City.

Awards & Education

Dr. Wellner has received numerous accolades and awards for her global humanitarian work and professional accomplishments. Notably, in 2008, she received The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Award for Humanism and Excellence in Teaching from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and The University of Connecticut Health Center Auxiliary Award in recognition of clinical and academic excellence. She recently won the Founder’s Award from Latina SHARE, a group she has worked extensively with to provide breast education and resources to Hispanic women.

Dr. Wellner is a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO), the American Society of Breast Surgery (ASBS), as well as the American College of Surgeons (ACS). She is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).

Dr. Wellner earned her bachelor’s degree in Spanish Literature from Dartmouth College, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She went on to attain her MD from The University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and later, her Masters of Public Health from the Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, where she also published a textbook, “Aging, Heart Disease, and Its Management” along with other publications. She completed her Internship in General Surgery and her Residency in General Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, and she went on to her Fellowship in Breast Surgery at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, California. She has maintained academic scholarship and clinical research work throughout her career.

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