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Barbara Payne is an author, speaker, publisher, writer, editor and marketing consultant. She’s spent 22 years as a
single working woman—15 of them as
a single mother also trying to find
time for love—and she empathizes
deeply with all women who live the single lifestyle, whether by choice or
by chance. She founded SWWAN
to provide a forum and a homeplace
for single women to celebrate their joys, sorrows, and challenges.

 

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Host: Barbara Payne

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115 Life mapping...getting past the obstacles to live your vision
Guest: Monika K. Moss, author of "Life Mapping: A Journey of Self-Discovery and Path Finding" (Run time: 40 mins)

Take a gentle walk through the possibilities for your life with author Monika Moss. She shares stories from her own life and from her clients' lives that show how the way we think about things powerfully influences what actually happens in our lives. Practical, down-to-earth strategies that respect your spirit and empower you to help the universe create your visions. A calm and inspiring interview that will give you every reason to sit down now and change your life by changing your mind.
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114 Singles--happier than ever!
Guest: Bella DePaulo, PhD (Run time: mins)

Have fun hearing about how you may have felt "singlism" at work in the events of your own life--but you couldn't quite put your finger on why it didn't feel good. Join us to hear how scientific research has proven that despite American society's prejudices--and Bella finds they are numerous--against single people (particularly single women), singles are living happy, productive and fulfilled lives. Learn how corporate and government policies are prejudiced against single people. Hear how Bella is working with organizations like SWWAN to raise the public consciousness about "singlism," much as has been done in the past about racism and sexism.
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113 How to tell the good guys from the bad
Guest: Stephany Alexander (Run time: mins)

On this celebration of Valentine's Day we thought we'd touch on a topic we don't usually discuss--dating. Seems there are a lot of single women out there who find themselves disappointed and sometimes even frightened to discover that the man they've been dating isn't the nice guy they thought. Stephany Alexander, herself a survivor of past abusive and cheating relationships, created an online database where women can report negative--or positive--experiences with guys they've been involved with. It's called WomanSavers because she believes we shouldn't have to keep rediscovering the bad eggs--let's get 'em out there in public so others can check. Pedophiles, married men who cheat, physical abusers, and more are listed. Listen to what Stephany has to say about how to protect yourself.
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112 Women in business—finding bank financing
Guest: Linda Stevenson (Run time: 37 mins)

If you're a woman in business and you're determined to grow, you know you need financing. What are your options? When you decide to start a business, where do you need to be before you go to a bank and ask for money? Listen to Linda Stevenson, vice president and leader of the Women's Business Development initiatives at National City Bank--and how she inspired the bank to stand behind women in business. Linda answers all-important questions about financing with candor and expertise.
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111 Dr. Tom Grosse: Putting fears and phobias to rest with NLP
SPECIAL: Syndicated content from USmileRadio with Lesly Federici (Run time: 1 hr)

Part 2: Dr. Tom Grosse talks about fears and phobias.
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110 Secrets of Living Life to the Max
Guest: Michelle Kunz (Run time: 59 mins)

Do you know the surest way to maximize your energy each day? Can you imagine what your “body map” looks like? Executive coach and owner of PEL Coaching, Michelle Kunz says we all have an image of ourselves and it’s in a very specific part of our brains. If you change how you think of yourself, your brain literally changes! Listen to Michelle’s real-world tips for the every day challenges we all face—women executives, business owners, and employees.
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109 The Power of Playing with Pictures
Guest: Deborah Todd (Run time: 54 mins)

Think of a beautiful beach. Now don’t think of a raging blizzard out your window. Doesn’t matter if you think positively or negatively, your brain gets the message that THIS is what you’re focusing on. Listen to Deborah Todd use me as her guinea pig to help me figure out how to make an important change I’m wanting to make. You’ll learn some simple but powerful tips for getting your brain where you want it.
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108 How to cure/heal/inspire yourself!
Guest: Eli Davidson (Run time: 57 mins)

We women often carry a unique disease—the symptom is thinking we are less-than. "So many of us have a chip on our shoulder," says Eli Davidson, dubbed the Creativity Guru by national publications and some of her famous movie star clients. "Men have no problem saying 'I'm great.'"

If you've ever felt like a victim, consider what it would be like—in fact close your eyes and imagine—you are the Mayor of Youville—the queen/diva/CEO of your world. It's true, says Eli. "No one decides but you. Society doesn't decide to make you what you are—you do." Easier said than done, you say? Listen to Eli's unique way of describing how to take charge of your life.
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107 Winning is NOT a Dirty Word!
With Guest Cristina Andersson (Run time: 1 hr 5 mins)

You really can win--do what you want with your life--when you're willing to open your mind. But it's not about hocus-pocus; it's about serious work.

And if you're like a lot of women, you may not know how to start. In this show we talk with Cristina Andersson, an international business consultant and educationalist from Hesinki, Finland. She saw in her work why training programs are only as good as the time and effort put into the basic steps of learning. When you learn how to learn effectively--and she describes the process in her book "The Winning Helix"--you really can make your dreams come true. Ms. Andersson is on the Board of Directors of SWWAN (Single Working Women's Affiliate Network) and is the founder of The SWWAN Institute of Winning. Listen to her tell how she illustrates in her book the pitfalls of learning to win by chronicling her efforts to learn to be an opera singer and her observations of a professional hockey team on its way to winning a championship in Finland.
Winning is NOT a dirty word! | Winning is NOT a dirty word!

106 Your car and YOU! Get help from AskPatty.com (Run time: 61 mins) - A website for women and their cars. Now you can improve your relationship with the folks who sell andservice your car. Take the mystery out of negotiating a price and learn how to get better service from technicians. Jody DeVere, founder of AskPatty.com, shares all the new services they'reproviding to give you even more help. Win a cool prize for sharing a story about your car. Tell the world why you love--or hate!--your Honda, Pontiac or Chevy. Send a photo along with it to CarBlabber. And listen now to Jody's excellent interview!
Your car and YOU! Get help from AskPatty.com | Your car and YOU! Get help from AskPatty.com

105 The Lighter Side (Run time: 1 hr 4 mins) - Hear authoress Jacquee Thomas talk about making the workplace a nicer place to spend your time--it's all about the little things she says. And then learn everything you ever wanted to know about using perfume with international fragrance designer Geir Ness.
The Lighter Side | The Lighter Side

104 How to start getting the body you want NOW! (Run time: 1 hr 1 min) - Professional fitness guru Heather Picken gives you secrets of the pros on what kind of exercise to do, when's the best time to do it, what order you should do things in, and how you can make small changes in your eating that will have the biggest impact on burning fat.
How to start getting the body 
          you want NOW | How to start getting the body 
          you want NOW

103 How money can ruin--or redeem--your life...no matter how much you have. Listen to Lynne Twis, global activist and author, talk about how transforming your relationship with money changes you--and can change the world. (Run time: 1 hr 1 mins)
How money can ruin--or redeem--your 
          life...no matter how much you have | How money can ruin--or redeem--your 
          life...no matter how much you have

102 How modern life can be hazardous to your health(Run time: 1 hr 1 mins)
You've heard it before--there are toxins everywhere. And research backing that up is growing--giving us even more reasons to worry.What's a woman to do? Find out some things you can do in this interview.
How modern life can be hazardous to 
          your health | How modern life can be hazardous to 
          your health

101 How to network while you sleep (Run time: 58 mins)
An interview with Diane K. Danielson, author of Table Talk: The Savvy Girl's Alternative to Networking. "I'm exhausted! Do I HAVE to network?" Find out why the answer is yes, but it's doesn't have to be as hard as you think.
How to network while you sleep | How to network while you sleep