Our mother/daughter conference is coming up and it’s really exciting to be doing the 4th annual Fearlessly Female Mother/Daughter conference. We have several vendors/sponsors which enable us to give away scholarship tickets to those that want to come but are unable to afford the tickets.

It’s very important that every woman have a role model to look up to, to have someone to communciate with and this go to Fearlessly Female and check out details


Events to remember?

Some events are simple and some are complex. Take for instance a ribbon cutting. It’s pretty simple, not a lot of work to do until the day of. Where as a business expo or conference requires lots of preplanning, tons of work and takes much longer to work out so it runs smoothly.

But what makes an event one to remember? What sets it apart from everything else? Sometimes it’s the entertainment, sometimes it’s the food, and sometimes it’s nothing. Sometimes just making sure nothing go wrong makes it an event to remember. Tips to make it go smoothly:

* DATES the most important thing about any event is the date. Make sure your date is not on a holiday, near a huge “town” event like a fair. the date can sometimes ensure your event will not have enough participants.

* Assume something will go wrong and have a plan. Nothing ever goes as perfect as it’s planned.

* Don’t try to do it all yourself, enlist some help

* If you’re not sure hire a professional

I had the pleasure of hosting my own event this past week. I played hostess, was the center of attention, and was the event planner as well. Things could have gone horribly wrong with me trying to do all those things. They didn’t it was a great event, but I learned my lesson the hard way. Just as doctors shouldn’t self diagnose, event planners should hire others to do their events for them.


It’s Labor Day but what is Labor Day for? According to Wikipedia “Labor Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September (September 7 in 2009).

The holiday originated in Canada out of labor disputes (“Nine-Hour Movement”) first in Hamilton, then in Toronto, Canada in the 1870s, which resulted in a Trade Union Act which legalized and protected union activity in 1872 in Canada. The parades held in support of the Nine-Hour Movement and the printers’ strike led to an annual celebration in Canada. In 1882, American labor leader Peter J. McGuire witnessed one of these labor festivals in Toronto. Inspired from Canadian events in Toronto, he returned to New York and organized the first American “labor day” on September 5 of the same year.[citation needed]

The first Labor Day in the United States was celebrated on September 5, 1882 in New York City.[1] In the aftermath of the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the US military and US Marshals during the 1894 Pullman Strike, President Grover Cleveland put reconciliation with Labor as a top political priority. Fearing further conflict, legislation making Labor Day a national holiday was rushed through Congress unanimously and signed into law a mere six days after the end of the strike.”

I say its a celebration of every worker that has to put up with a “boss”. It’s our one day to say Hey we value you! Yes we all work or have worked for hte money we have and the paychecks we receive but its mostly working stiffs that make this country run daily not the politians that think they do. 😉

Keep up the good work and enjoy your Labor Day !!!



Its very difficult when someone you think is a friend does something you don’t like, especially when its to you or about you. So how far do you go to forgive? How much forgiveness is there?

Let me start by saying forgiveness is not usually really about the other person, its about you. It’s about you letting go of a grudge, hurt feelings, anger, disappointment etc… It is not about whether they tried to make amends, apologized for what they did/said or how they handled anything.

The reason forgiveness is for you and not the ohter person is simple. If you harbor a grudge, hold on to the anger, etc. you’re letting the other person control you. You’re letting the other person dictate how you feel, what you do, how to act but if you chose to forgive, and yes its a choice, to let it go and forgive. So when someone does anything that needs to be forgiven for remember this word:



Donkey or Wild Steed

Are you a Donkey or a Wild Steed?

…think carefully now

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What is your word worth?

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What Makes It Happen

Ever notice how you go to several events and one seems to come to memory more than the others. Why is that? Well it had nothing to do with how alcohol you drank…it probably had to do with the music.
It is amazing how music can just change and uplift an event like nothing else. Music has the ability to connect to the listener at an emotional and sub-conscious level. The rhythms can reach right into primitive sections of the brain and trigger responses that are positive or negative. Background music especially can set the right tone for locations and events. A good disc-jockey can play music to the crowd and find the right balance to touch the audience.
Ever notice how seated at a restaurant, you can have a conversation with your table mates and not feel as though the whole place is tuning into your conversation? Music in the background can give a sense of intimacy that drowns out other conversations.
Our Disc-jokey says that he can usually tell if guests are enjoying the music just by watching them even if no one is dancing. Looking over the crowd he can see people tapping their hands and or feet. Sometimes even the occasional person mouthing the words to the song. These are all tell-tale signs that the music is having an impact.

So if you want to make your event whether it is a simple open house or some kind of meet and greet, music can make it happen and raise the event to a new level that the attendees did not expect and will talk about days later.

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