Helping you DESIGN the Life of Your Dreams DeAnnaRadaj...Helping You Design the Life of Your Dreams From the Outside In
Hope you enjoyed our mini show tonite! Our 1st MAN honored AND as a "kick a** woman" to boot! Who knew? But like one person in the chatroom said "Even men can be feminists!"...and that includes Jesuit priests!
This is the "end" of the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette (2009-2010) and I wanted to highlight WHY there even IS this anniversary by honoring Fr McCabe in my own way. AND as a female Marquette graduate, I benefitted from Fr McCabe & his pioneering actions of allowing women to attend university, alongside men. From the Marquette press:
In 1909, just one year after becoming president of Marquette, Rev. James McCabe, S.J., received a report emphasizing the dire need to improve the education of teachers in Catholic elementary and high schools. Religious sisters, who were the primary teachers in Catholic schools, needed advanced education to fulfill Wisconsin’s teacher certification requirements. That summer as Marquette prepared to open the first summer session in Catholic higher education, Father McCabe made the transformational decision to permit women - religious and lay alike - to enroll alongside men in what was at that time the quintessential course of study at any Jesuit institution, the bachelor of arts program. His history-making decision introduced coeducation to Catholic higher education.
Father McCabe’s decisive action was met with opposition within the local Jesuit community as well as from Rev. Rudolph J. Meyer, S.J., head of the Missouri Province and former president of Marquette from 1891 to 1893. After being denied permission to admit women by his religious superiors, Father McCabe appealed this decision to the head of the Society of Jesus in Rome. In the intervening three years while awaiting a decision from Rome, women continued to walk through Marquette’s doors. Father General’s approval of coeducation arrived in 1912, confirming Father McCabe’s courageous decision. Before this final approval arrived from Rome, Father Meyer reassigned Father McCabe to classroom teaching in Detroit. Later, as president of what is now Xavier University in Cincinnati, Father McCabe replicated his Marquette milestone and opened that school’s summer program to religious and lay women, as well.
So there you go...Marquette, my alma mater, the 1st Catholic University in the world to admit women! YEA! What an incredible legacy.
Remember: no show next week, and next up...Dr Onkar Ghatay (wow, another man...must see if this is a trend!) to talk about another Kick a** Woman...Ayn Rand!...I can't wait!!!!!
What a cool show! Bisila Bokoko is one of those fabulous, jet-setter, awesome people that you wonder where they get their energy from....wow.
Bisila shared many things with us tonight: from being a young, black woman who's experienced some racism, to being the "face" of Bisila wines to finally, being named a "Queen" by a Ghana tribal king and being granted some land. It was this last event that became the African Literacy Project that she started last year. Upon being gifted this land, she thought "what am I going to do with this?" (and who wouldn't, seriously)...When she returned to her home in NYC, she started doing research and found an alarming rate of illiteracy in Ghana. She decided to start a non-profit and gift the land back to the people and form a library to help improve literacy rates and get the people excited to read. This, as Bisila shared, was what got her through the "lonely times" growing up "different" in Spain, and kept her company on her journeys. What an incredible way to give back!
I agree with Bisila that you need to "look past" those who seek to criticize and demean you...they are usually speaking from their own fears & insecurities.
Bisila is on twitter www.twitter.com/bbalp and on Facebook www.facebook.com/bbalp (which will be up on Wednesday). The website for the Bisila Bokoko African Literacy Project (www.bbalp.org) will also be up later this week for more info or if you'd like to make a donation. To find Bisila Wines, go to www.bisila.es & remember, they aren't distributed yet in the US, but as soon as there is a distributor, we'll keep you posted!
A big thank you to Bisila for being a guest...I know she was jet-lagged from just returning from Spain on holiday & for sharing her insight! I hope you enjoyed the show as much as I did!...till next time...DeAnna
Sorry for such a long summer hiatus!....but....so much going on & the creation of some VERY COOL new programs.
Very cool show with a very cool guest doing GREAT things for our military & their families!
The Boot Campaign was created to generate American awareness about the needs of our military men and women coming home from combat. The money raised from boot sales will go to the Lone Survivor Foundation and other charities to support our returning active duty and combat veterans.
Our military heroes volunteered to put themselves in dangerous, life-threatening situations to preserve human freedom. The Boot Campaign motto is simple…“When they come back, we give back.” The Boot Girls want every person within reach of our website to tangibly give back to our troops by buying a pair of combat boots and proudly wearing or displaying them.
The Boot Campaign website has links to twitter, facebook & links with how YOU can start your own "boot movement" in your community, work or organizations: http://www.bootcampaign.com/
Some events that where boots have been worn: to welcome back returning military family members, at a military funeral (this one made me cry), when a loved one is getting deployed, soccer moms at their kids soccer game or my idea of Boot Monday (to wear to work on Mondays to face the week with courage!). One donor bought boots for his entire office to show support & solidarity for our military! What can YOU do to get involved?
OK-boots are sold on the Boot Campaign site for adults ($129.99) and kids ($45 and on pre-order, available in 9/10)-how cool would THAT be for back to school? There is also a "When They Come Back" CD ($12.98) that will also be released in September of 2010. Check it out!
For more info on Marcus Lutrell & the Lone Survivor Foundation: http://www.lonesurvivorfoundation.org/ You're also going to want to get the book if you haven't already read it-an incredible story of survival from a real American hero!
Until next time...DeAnna
I hope you enjoyed tonight's show!
Here's more info on Deborah:
Debbie Sardone is a popular speaker, writer, business consultant and maid service owner. Described as a “serial entrepreneur” she owns several successful businesses, including a million dollar Maid Service in Texas. She’s the founder of the grassroots non-profit, Cleaning For A Reason, which helps women with cancer receive free home cleaning. To date her organization has helped over 3500 women receive over $750,000 worth of free housecleaning. Debbie is obsessed with leadership effectiveness and helping business owners get what they want. Her attitude that “if I can do it, anybody can”, inspires others to pursue their business goals and dreams. She believes the journey to success is paved with passion, vision, and tenacity.
For more info on Cleaning for a Reason:
We partner with professional residential maid services who are insured and bonded to participate in our foundation. The companies have agreed to take 2 patients at a time and offer four free cleanings – one a month for four months as a way to give back to their community. We limit the amount of applications that we accept on a daily basis Monday through Thursday. The applications can be filled in online by women with any type of cancer as long as they are currently under cancer treatment. Here's more on theProcess Step.
For more info on how YOU can help:
Want to set up an "effective" workspace? Want to know WHY cubicles are referred to as "cubicle hell"? What makes a great entryway/reception area? Check out the new videos at www.youtube.com/bantedesign
Just uploaded a new DeAnna Interviews...video. This time the victim...er, guest, is Rene Holmberg of SkyFactory. Find out about new product and eco-friendly initiatives by this very cool company!
Create the Life of Your Dreams w/these workshop offerings:
Bante Design LLC will be offering 2 chances to attend the Designing the Life of Your Dreams workshop at their Franklin WI office, and 1 offering of Vision Boards: Unleashing Your Inner DaVinci
Designing the Life of Your Dreams Cost $99.00
Saturday, August 14th 9a-12p deadline to register is Wed, August 11, 2010
Wednesday, August 18th 6p-9p deadline to register is Sat, August 14, 2010
In this workshop we learn about the Laws of Attraction (finding out what we REALLY want and how to go about asking/receiving it) and making these principles work in our home's decor and design. Be prepared to learn about what your "stuff" says about you and how to go about purging un-needed, and un-loved items and how they can really be holding you back in the past. Get ready for an interactive, fun, learning experience. This class will concentrate on Bedroom design as we spend most of our time in this "personal sanctuary". We will also apply beginning Feng Shui and healthy home principles in the creation of "our life's dreams".
Vision Boards: Unleashing Your Inner DaVinc
Thursday, August 19th 6p-8:30p deadline to register is Mon, August 16, 2010
Feeling too over-scheduled? Do you wish you had a positive outlet for stress? Have you dabbled in doodling or journaling and would like to take it to the next level? Learn what defines creativity, how to bring creativity back into your life and get over your fear of being creative. Discussions will focus on getting over our fears of being perfect and allowing ourselves to try new activities with the outcome an unknown. Activities and exercises will help those fearful of making a mistake or doing anything that isn't "perfect" to get over it and to have fun trying something new. You may find an undiscovered talent waiting to be let loose. Time is then devoted to the making/creating of YOUR Vision Board for what you’d like to CREATE in YOUR LIFE!
***You MUST bring a photo of YOURSELF at a joyful, happy time & smiling!***
Feng Shui for Teens Cost is $50
Saturday, August 21, 2010 11:00a-12:30p deadline to register is Wed, Aug 18, 2010
Here we talk of the history of Feng Shui, the Bagua board and how to apply the colors and principles to their personal space. Organizing, color, goal setting and basic space planning are all discussed in this workshop. Feng Shui is made fun, understandable and easy to apply for teens that want to learn more about this 5000-year-old design philosophy. We will then take what we've learned & apply to bedroom space.
Healthy Bedroom Design: How to create the Bedroom of Your Dreams!
Wednesday, Aug 25, 2010 6p-8p Deadline to register is Sat August 21, 2010
Are you not sleeping well at night? Want to bring the romance back? This new workshop can help you with this and more. We discuss color theory and why the colors in your bedroom maybe causing you to lose sleep. Space-planning issues are talked about (are you sleeping in the "death position") and how to correct them. And proper accessorizing of this space is talked about at length to bring about the proper mood for sleeping and romance. Healthy home principles also play a big part in bedroom design to bring about a good night's sleep. Aromatherapy, Feng Shui and choosing the right fabrics, flooring and furnishings will also be touched on to give you the healthiest and "dreamy-ist" night's sleep you can achieve!
And a NEWLY created Feng Shui INTENSIVE this is to help kick-off our new Feng Shui & Clutter VIP VIRTUAL Retreats!:
Feng Shui INTENSIVE
1st module: Discusses the history of this ancient Chinese science, the 3 schools of thought, and the Bagua board and its uses. After this workshop you will have a basic understanding of the 9 Life Areas (Career, Knowledge, Family, Abundance, Success, Relationships, Creativity, Helpful People/Travel and Health) where they are in your space and how to improve upon them using color and the 5 elements,
2nd module: The next installment will discuss the importance of bringing in all 5 elements into your home, your auspicious directions for proper space planning and how to incorporate this into your décor.
3rd module: Focus on CLUTTER & WHERE it accumulates says a lot about you & where you’re at. Did you know that your stuff is a "physical manifestation' of your emotional baggage? What do your collections say about who you are currently and where you want to go in your life? In this very interactive workshop, we discuss the psychology of clutter, how to purge and what to do with all that “stuff”. What to do with out-dated clothes, paper clutter, toys...and how to distinguish between a "collection" and junk.
4th module: Will bring it all together with discussing room specific tips: bedroom, office, bathroom. And then finish with a Q&A.
Sign-up for the morning modules for $125. Take the ENTIRE INTENSIVE for $249.
Saturday, September 18th
9a-3p for the INTENSIVE full day, 9a-12p for the ½ day.
Deadline to sign up is September 11, 2010.
This is to be held at the brand new Feronia Wellness Center in Germantown!
Feronia Wellness Center
N112W16760 Mequon Road
Germantown, WI 53022
To REGISTER, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We gladly accept cash/check/VS/MC. We are more than happy to answer any & all questions regarding these classes!
Feng Shui & Altars Cost $50
In this workshop learn the history of Feng Shui AND altars. Learn how both have been used in a historical context and the importance of each in everyday life. Then learn how YOU can use what you’ve learned and figure out how to create your own altars-placement, color and accessories-that will maximize whatever Life Area you’d like to work on (activate) by what you’ve learned about Feng Shui!
This is being held at Your Sacred Journey in Hales Corners WI
Your Sacred Journey
10946 West Forest Home Avenue
Hales Corners, WI 53130-2516