Guest: Judy Goss and Christine Oleynick from Over 40 Females.
Over 40 Females was founded in January 2010 by Judy Goss, a former editor at More magazine and a national TV spokesperson for More who traveled around the country meeting hundreds of women over the age of 40 who wanted to be heard and celebrated. Judy’s background is in the TV and fashion industries, and she created Over 40 Females to give women a platform to be heard, to network and to encourage, with the motto “Connect, Encourage and Inspire.” Since the fall of 2011, multiple chapters have been established nationwide to represent women everywhere who are joining this rapidly expanding group.
Christine Oleynick is the director of the Fairfield County Chapter of Over 40 Females. As director, she works to connect women through entertaining and informative events meant to educate and inspire. Working together, these women are given the opportunity to reinvent and discover their passions and swap resources in a supportive and nurturing environment.
Guest: Dr. Guy Winch, PhD, author of Emotional First Aid.
Guy Winch, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, keynote speaker, and author whose books have already been translated into seven languages. His most recent book Emotional First Aid: Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt and Other Everday Psychological Injuries was published in July 2013.
Although we have bandages for cuts, chicken soup for colds, and ice packs for bruises, most of us have no idea how to treat day-to-day emotional injuries such as failure, rejection, and loss. These kinds of emotional injuries often get worse when left untreated and can significantly impact our quality of life. In his book, Dr. Winch offers concrete, easy-to-use exercises backed up by hard cutting-edge science to aid in recovery. He uses relatable anecdotes about real patients he has treated over the years and often gives us a much needed dose of humor as well.
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Guest: Dr. Sharlene Bird, Noted Sex Therapist.
Dr. Sharlene Bird joins us with tips for how to put sizzle and passion back into your relationship if it has become a little routine.
Dr. Bird is a trilingual and multicultural Licensed Clinical Psychologist practicing in Manhattan. She has contributed monthly Spanish-language articles on themes of sexuality for Penthouse Magazine’s “Lo Ultimo” (“The Latest). She co-hosted a weekly New York and Miami radio talk show on sexuality for six years entitled “Siempre a tu Lado” (“Always at Your Side”). She has also appeared on numerous English and Spanish language media, including Telemundo, CBS TElenoticias, CNN Internacional and Good Day New York, as well as Latina and Hispanic Magazines.
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Guest: Tracey Thomas, co-founder and and executive director of Venü magazine.
Responding to a need for a title that would have a purpose, Tracey Thomas co-founded VENÜ magazine as a publication that captivates its readers – something that can be kept and enjoyed time and again; a carefully crafted periodical that is coveted and can be appreciated for it’s exceptional design and alluring content. Tracey talks with Trevor about we connect with art and how art helps to connect people.
Published six times a year, VENÜ is timely and timeless. It ventures beyond the average delivering an illuminating glimpse into our popular culture and bearing witness to the exceptional talent that surrounds us. The editorial mix spans a broad range of topics, including art, architecture and design, fashion, music, film and photography, food and wine.
Guest: Vita Muir, Director of Litchfield Performing Arts and the Litchfield Jazz Festival.
Vita is the Executive Director and Founder of Litchfield Performing Arts, which is celebrating thirty-one seasons of service through the arts this year. Its undisputed centerpiece is The Litchfield Jazz Festival, a favorite of the public and critics alike. Over its 17 years, the Festival has had the honor of presenting jazz titans—musicians like Jimmy Heath, James Moody, Dave Brubeck, Sonny Rollins, Slide Hampton, Wayne Shorter and Toots Thielemans.
Litchfield Performing Arts’ mission is to educate and inspire young people to be confident, creative, expressive individuals through challenging programs in jazz music and the performing arts and to share the passion and magic of the arts with the wider community.
Guest: Denise DiGrigoli, co-founder of Troy Fine Art Services
Denise DiGrigoli is the co-founder of Troy Fine Art Services, Inc. Denise not only connects her clients to fabulous art, she shows corporations how to use art strategically to promote brand initiatives, incorporate core values, engage the visitors, employees, and clients and literally transform the workplace environment.
Since 1997 Troy Fine Art Services has developed a signature niche of providing fine art services in the homes of the most discerning private collectors. Denise’s savvy marketing expertise and exceptional service are key to her company’s rapid business growth and stellar reputation.
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Guest: Stress Expert Lauren Miller, Author of 5 Minutes to Stress Relief
Stress has three main fuels: worry, fear, and doubt. They act like little serpents that crawl into the lap of your life and wreak havoc emotionally, spiritually, and physically. 5 Minutes to Stress Relief: How to Release Fear, Worry, and Doubt… Instantly gives readers the ability to identify and dismiss these obstructions that hinder the ability to maintain inner calm, clarity of focus, and a motivated response to all of life.
Lauren Miller is a world-renowned stress-relief expert, award-winning international bestselling author/speaker, and founder of StressSolutionsUniversity.com. Boasting 18 years of intensive extended education in the areas of anxiety relief and stress reduction, Lauren is a certified master NLP practitioner and holds her advanced training certificate in EFT, two energy psychology modalities that lead to profound inner transformation.
Guest: Paul Huljich, Author of Stress Pandemic
The modern world is a breeding ground for stress. It comes in many forms and has a variety of causes, but any kind of stress can greatly inhibit life and take a serious toll on both body and mind. Written for the growing number of people wishing to free themselves of mild, moderate, or severe stress, Stress Pandemic draws upon organic food pioneer Paul Huljich’s experience with stress-related illness, outlining a practical and effective approach to beating stress and achieving complete wellness.
Paul Huljich co-founded Best Corporation, a pioneering organic foods company of which he was chairman and joint-CEO. In leading the company to great success, during which its value grew to more than $100 million. Over time, Huljich developed a number of stress-related conditions. Ultimately, in 1998 he had a complete mental breakdown as a result of years of unchecked stress, losing his rights as a citizen. Aided by exhaustive research, Huljich ultimately succeeded in fortifying himself and mastering his stress.
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2013 July 2, Featuring Jennifer Hawkins from SuzySaid Fairfield, and Payton Green on College Relationships
Guest: Jennifer Hawkins from SuzySaid Fairfield
SuzySaid is a wonderful local online resource that understands that there’s never enough time or any one person to try everything and know everything. This destination website covers the best of everything from worthwhile tips and reminders to what’s going on around town this weekend. As a community resource, local businesses and users are encouraged to interact and contribute to the conversation, posting tips, contact information and upcoming events for everyone to see.
Guest: Intern Payton Green talking about college relationships.
Today’s “hookup culture” is often confusing for generations old and young alike. From casual hookups to exclusive dating, Trevor’s intern and junior at Ole Miss, Payton Green, talks about the perks and challenges of college relationships.
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Guest: Mary Dobson, LMFT, and Jessica Walther, from The Center for Discovery speaking about eating disorders.
Rates of eating disorders and disordered eating symptoms are on the rise amongst women and girls of all ages.
The Center for Discovery New England in Southport, CT is an adolescent eating disorder residential treatment program. It is dedicated solely to the treatment of adolescent females and males, ages 11 to 17. The residential treatment program is both individualized to each resident and intensive. Center for Discovery New England is exceptionally effective at understanding the destructive behaviors and underlying emotional issues of binge eating, bulimia, anorexia and other complex disordered eating. Every member of the Center for Discovery team has a deep commitment to the well-being and healing of adolescents and their families.
Mary Dobson is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT.) Mary became passionate about issues pertaining to adolescent development during her time in research with the Connecticut Women’s Health Project at Yale University. Ms. Dobson is now Program Director for Center for Discovery New England. She is devoted to helping teens find their voice, and is thrilled to be a part of the talented team spearheading Center for Discovery New England.
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Guest: Marilyn Chinitiz, Prominent Matrimonial Lawyer
Marilyn Chinitz is an esteemed matrimonial attorney who has handled some of the most high profile celebrity divorces. A legal expert who has participated in some of the highest profile celebrity divorces and is a sought after expert on network television, Chinitz is an incredible resource. Marilyn joined us for a roundtable discussion at the Dressing Room restaurant in Westport, CT, about important legal and financial matters everyone needs to know pertaining to their partnership, whatever their marital status. She is engaging, fascinating and frankly brilliant.
Marilyn Chinitz concentrates her practice almost exclusively in family law, with particular emphasis on complex divorce actions. Ms. Chinitz has over 25 years of experience in handling diverse transactional matters in matrimonial law, including divorce, child custody, pre-and post-nuptial agreements, separation contracts, spousal and child support, asset evaluation, and more.
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Guest: Dr. Richard Frank, author of Fighting Cancer with Knowledge and Hope
Dr. Richard Frank’s award winning book, Fighting Cancer with Knowledge and Hope: A Guide for Patients, Families, and Health Care Providers was recently published in its second edition. Anyone who is diagnosed with cancer receives a frightening blow, and in many cases the diagnosis is accompanied by a bewildering array of treatment choices. In this invaluable book, Dr. Frank offers comfort and help to cancer patients, their families, and their caretakers. Dr. Frank empowers patients by unlocking the mysteries of the disease and explaining in plain language the ways to confront and combat it.
Dr. Frank is a hematologist/oncologist and Director of Cancer Research at the Whittingham Cancer Center at Norwalk Hospital. He also serves as Medical Director of the Mid-Fairfield Hospice in Wilton, CT. In 2005, Dr. Frank was awarded the Humanitarian Award by the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society of Fairfield County for his commitment to patient care and education. In 2009, he was again selected by his peers as one of Connecticut’s “Top Doctors” in a survey published in Connecticut Magazine. In 2007, he was one of three physicians honored nationwide with the David King Community Clinical Scientist Award from the Association of Community Cancer Centers.
Guest: Karen Newman, Founder of Nutrifit
Karen is a blogger and soon to be author. She has survived breast cancer and is a champion triathlete. Karen was a child athlete and Most Valuable Athlete for track at her high school in Fayetteville, NY for her achievements in cross country running and track. After having battled an eating disorder, and having family members in the medical field on both sides, it was a natural fit for Karen to pursue a degree and career in nutrition, with emphases on sports nutrition and weight management.
Nutrifit is a company created by Karen Newman to inspire and support people in transforming their lives through diet, exercise, self-love and a relationship with God. Based in Greenwich, CT, Karen has been inspiring people toward change, and helping them see tangible results since 1986.
Guest: Katherine “Price” Snedaker
Katherine is the owner and president at Sports CAPP and Community Education and Counseling at The Concussion Specialists of CT, Katherine has been fighting cancer since early this year. She has courageously been sharing her experience via social media. We were honored to speak with Katherine about her ongoing fight.
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Three experts discuss forecasts and trends in today’s real estate market.
Guest: Paul Lebowitz of Westport Mortgage
Paul Lebowitz founded Westport Mortgage in 1994 to give Fairfield County homebuyers the best possible rates and terms from the universe of mortgage lenders. He knows the mortgage business inside-out from years of experience in every kind of market as well as every kind transaction, from first-time home purchase to corporate relocation to refinancing. Always looking out for the borrower’s needs, Paul explains each step in your mortgage in plain English – so you know what to expect.
Guest: Rick Higgins of the Higgins Group/Christie’s
Rick Higgins is the Chairman and Founder of the Higgins Group, a residential real estate brokerage located throughout Fairfield County. Established in 1997, the company has grown from one office with one agent to 12 offices and almost 350 agents. Higgins Group is proud to be the exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate in Fairfield and Westport region. A third generation broker, Mr. Higgins has 36 years of experience in the real estate industry as a builder/developer of over 200 luxury homes in the tri-state area and as a practicing real estate attorney.
Guest: Shelly Tretter Lynch of Sotheby’s
Shelly Tretter is considered one of the top real estate professionals at Sotheby’s International Realty. Her career began in 1987, and she joined Sotheby’s International Realty as a senior associate in 1996. Acknowledged by the Wall Street Journal in 2007 as one of the Top 50 Agents in the United States for dollar volume, and by Who’s Who in Residential Real Estate in North America, she consistently represents some of the finest properties and estates in Greenwich.
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Guest: Dr. Marlene Watson, author of Facing the Black Shadow
Dr. Marlene Watson is one of the country’s foremost African American couple and family therapist. Her book, Facing the Black Shadow, is an intimate look at how black families, couples and individuals struggle against the pervasive belief in black inferiority – the “black shadow.” This groundbreaking book offers a new way to challenge that belief and move from self-blame and self-hate to understanding and empowerment.
Dr. Marlene F. Watson is the former Chair and Associate Professor in the Couple and Family Therapy Department at Drexel University in Philadelphia. A licensed couple and family therapist with a private practice, she is also a former columnist for Heart & Soul Magazine. Marlene is a collector of African and African American art and she delights in mentoring African American and multi-racial young adults.
Guest: Ray Arata, creator of ARATAcode.com author of Wake Up, Man Up, Step Up: Transforming Your Wake-Up Call Into Emotional Health and Happiness
Because he feels deeply the pain caused by immature men abusing themselves and their worlds, Ray Arata has chosen to be an advocate for Emotional Maturity and Accountability for men. Ray works to offer men in crisis with the tools to empower them with practical guidance to prevent and resolve conflict in their families, workplaces and communities. By 2015 Ray’s missions is to provide 1 million men in crisis practical guidance, tools and inspiration for emotional maturity and accountability to prevent and resolve conflict in their families, workplaces and communities.
Ray Arata is an integrative leadership coach, diversity consultant and cultural facilitator, fascinated by a potent and strategic blend of leadership,diversity and culture in the workplace. In addition to his coaching and consulting practice, Ray is an author and speaker, dedicated to his mission of empowering men to step authentically into their roles as fathers, husbands, leaders, businessmen and friend.
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