Tag Archives: empowerment

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Lisa Concepcion on Friday Happy Hour

Lisa Concepcion married her college sweetheart. They were living the life in New Jersey where Lisa worked as a marketing maven. When things started to go wrong in…
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2.10.17.RadioWrap-Up: The Five Year Marriage

We’re doing something a little different at Happy Hour today. The interview tables are being turned around! Annmarie is tickled that veteran broadcaster and author Lorraine Rannali is…
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2.3.17.RadioWrapUp: Dr. Craig Malkin

Kicking off February (the “love month”), psychologist Dr. Craig Malkin came to this week’s Friday Happy Hour to talk with Annmarie Kelly about something that gets in the…
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Lori Bizzoco on Friday Happy Hour

It’s almost the LOVE MONTH of February and we’re talking about love with relationship expert Lori Bizzoco. Lori is a relationship expert and the executive editor of Cupids…
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1.6.17.RadioWrapUp: Your Plan B?

What are you doing for your New year’s Resolutions? Mary Farr joined us at the Friday Happy Hour today to talk about your “Plan B” in 2017.  Mary…
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What I Remembered at the Christmas Tree Farm

It happened again this year. I and my spouse, Joseph, made our annual trip to the Christmas tree farm. As usual, I had the odd experience of feeling…
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12.9.16 Dirty Words on the Friday Happy Hour

If you’re not ready for granny panties, and you’re using “dirty words” that undercut your power, you want to  tune in this Friday. Humorist Mary Fran Bontempo has…
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11.11.16 RadioWrapUp: Veteran’sDay

It’s Veteran’s Day and author Laura Browder came to Happy Hour to talk. Laura’s book, When Janey Comes Marching Home, is an interesting looking into the service and…
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11.4.16 RadioWrapUp: Who Moved My Teeth

Attorney Cathy Sikorski joined us again at Happy Hour this Friday. We talked about about Medicare’s open enrollment, how to handle your employer when you’re caregiving and more….
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9.30.16 RadioWrapUp with Melissa Heissler

What did you think about Melissa’s Peru experience? Would you do that? It certainly changed her life, eh? Melissa Heisler is a stress reduction expert, Type Me life…
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What Was It About Florence Foster Jenkins?

Was it her charisma? Her social status? Her sense of purpose? Whatever made Florence Foster Jenkins the toast of the town, it was certainly NOT her singing. So…
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8.12.16.RadioWrapUp: Dating Dangerously

We had a good time at the Friday Happy Hour talking to Kelly Green about her adventures and the insights she got from her “year of dating dangerously.”…
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8.5.16 RadioWrapUp: Overcoming Divorce

Annmarie Kelly and Brenda Reynolds talked about Brenda’s unique divorce experience – unique because Brenda’s work as an organizational consultant is all about making things work. But nothing…
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Mid-Year Tune-Up for Your 2016 Goals

Ever feel like your goals need a tune-up? I do! And, for me, it’s now! It was just after the July 4th weekend when I did a personal…
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7.15.16 RadioWrapUp: Beating Bulimia

On today’s show we talked with Iris Ruth Pastor about her forty-six year battle with bulimia. It was fascinating to learn about how Iris got started binging and…
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Victorious Woman Contest: 1st Place

Petra Monaco A Story of Overcoming My life and practice have been shaped by my own story. Growing up in foster care since the age of 2 and…
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6.10.16 RadioWrapUp: Susan Cohen-Dickler

Susan Cohen-Dickler joined Annmarie this week for Happy Hour. Annmarie and Susan talked about Susan’s reality show history, being in midlife, having a  partnership with your spouse and…
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5.27.16 RadioWrapUp: Psychic Christi

This show is our psychic special! Psychic Christi Cavallo will be doing mini-readings for almost the whole hour. You can call in any time. If the line is…
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Victorious Woman Contest 2016

What’s Your Story? Every woman has one! Have you triumphed over a seemingly overwhelming obstacle? Survived abuse? Broken through a glass ceiling? Beaten cancer, addiction or other disease?…
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4.29.16 RadioWrapUp: Kerry Hannon

Ready to downshift and get that job you love now? Kerry has so much information to share and I’m glad she shared so much of it with us…
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The 21-DAY VICTORY CHALLENGE

May is Victorious Woman Month and I’ve created the 21-Day Victory Challenge so you can build up some of your Victory Muscles and get into that Victorious Woman…
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4.15.16 RadioWrapUp: Kelly Hayes-Raitt

Kelly Hayes-Raitt and I chatted about her midlife reinvention from political consultant into her most interesting “bohemian” lifestyle. Kelly is an activist and author who is passionate about…
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More Than Just Her Jeans

Remember those Gloria Vanderbilt jeans? Who didn’t love ‘em? How funny is that, while the flamboyant Gloria was flaunting her famous name on those fabulous jeans, she faced…
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3.25.16 RadioWrapUp: Divorce and the holidays

After a divorce, what do you do for the holidays? That’s just some of what Colleen and I talked about on today’s Friday Happy Hour. Colleen Sheehy Orme…
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Spring: New Beginnings

In spite of reports of an impending snow storm in the Northeast, today is the first day of spring. Yay! It wasn’t a bad winter, but isn’t spring,…
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Thoughts about Women’s History and You

It’s Women’s History Month and Nancy Reagan, US First Lady from 1981-1989, died this week at age 94. I think it’s curiously delicious that she died during Women’s…
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2.26.16 RadioWrapUp: Family Mental Illness

Whew! It’s always a difficult experience to talk about mental illness in your family, isn’t it? And it isn’t all about the sick one, is it? Like alcoholism,…
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Folding Fitted Sheets

Victories come in all shapes and sizes. Most of them aren’t earth-shattering but they lead to those that are, either by boosting your confidence or proving something to…
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More Chapters For You?

Leslie Caron’s interview with Jane Pauley on last weekend’s CBS Sunday Morning reminded me of the strides women have made over the last half-century. And it reminded me…
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1.15.16 RadioWrapUp: Makeovers

Barbara Wasserman joined us for Happy Hour today. We did some good talking about midlife and midlife makeovers! Barbara’s My Next Purpose teleseminar begins on February 8. She included…
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About That MidLife Crisis…

Are you happier now that you’re in midlife? Most likely you are and don’t even realize it! Recently a group of Canadian researchers released a study done with…
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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, Victory Chicks! Happy Holidays too! And in the New Year, May 2016 be your most fabulous year yet!! In Victory and with Love, Annmarie

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My Favorite Christmas Gift

Favorite Christmas Gift Earlier this week, or maybe it was last week…the days have mushed together…I was watching a TV show and the host was asking guests about…
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Radio Wrap-Up: Starting A Business

Starting a Business and Building Your Tribe As we start looking toward the New Year of 2016, many of us get fired up about becoming more empowered. So…
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Psychic Friday at Happy Hour!

Christi Cavallo was back doing her thing! I hope you were one of the lucky ones who got in to talk with her. If you want to talk…
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I Hate the Holidays: Stress-Busting Tips

“Glad to see ‘em come, glad to see ‘em go,” announced Mrs. Evans as she charged into the teacher’s lounge and plopped, exhausted, into her chair at the…
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RadioWrap-Up: Gratitude

Yes, we’re only a couple weeks from Thanksgiving, so I asked Janice Kaplan, author of The Gratitude Journals to join us. I met Janice in New York and,…
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Radio Wrap-Up: Caregivers

It’s National Family Caregivers Month and the theme this year is Respite: Taking Care of Yourself. So Cathy Sikorski, the serial caregiver, stopped by Happy Hour to talk…
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RadioWrap-Up: Halloween Ghosts!

Are there ghosts haunting your neighborhood this Halloween? Author Charles Adams came to scare us with ghostly stories for our Halloween Happy Hour…and if you didn’t spit up…
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RadioWrapUp: Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so I invited Marnie Rustemeyer to join us. She was diagnosed while she was working on Wall Street. The diagnosis changed her…
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RadioWrap-Up: Life in the Sports Lane

Diane McGraw talks about her life in sports Annmarie was invited Diane McGraw to Happy Hour and they talked about everything sports – the upcoming World Series, what…
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RadioWrap-Up: What’s Blocking Your Success?

Breaking through in MidLife Breakthrough expert Kathy Caprino joined me for Happy Hour and we had some fun talking about six blocks that could be stopping us midlife…
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RadioWrapUp with Bea Joyner

We had an interesting conversation with Bea Joyner this afternoon about Self-Esteem and Emotional Intelligence. I asked Bea to stop by our Happy Hour for two reasons…because we’re…
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RadioWrap-Up: Selling on eBay

eBay expert Kathy Terrill shares e-Commerce Tips at Happy Hour Kathy Terrill had good tips for making money on your old stuff or starting a business with your…
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Radio-Wrap-Up: Happiness Edition

Today is about HAPPINESS!! First, it’s the TWO-YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the Friday Happy Hour. I’m really happy about that…and I THANK YOU all for joining me for Happy…
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RadioWrap-Up: Radical Forgiveness

This encore presentation with Alice Casey and Jane Bouza, from the Awakened Heart Spiritual Center, was about Radical Forgiveness. Alice and Jane give a workshop based on the…
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RadioWrap-Up: Lymphedema

Lymphedema and the Lymphedema Treatment Act: A conversation with advocate MJ Hitz. MJ Hitz was my guest on today’s show. She talked about the legislation that will help…
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August Newsletter

If you missed your copy of the August Newsletter, you can get it by clicking here. There are three items to note in this newsletter: A survey: I’m…
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RadioWrap-Up: The Adventurista

Would you travel by yourself? Janice Holly Booth does…and that’s what we talked about on today’s show. Holly is a former award-winning non-profit CEO, now full time writer,…
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Girlfriends Helping Girlfriends

Have you ever tried to get a business started but couldn’t quite get it past the first stage? If you have, the most likely reason you couldn’t grow…
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