SPIRITED WOMAN NEWSLETTER
Copyright Nancy Mills, 2005.
Issue 31. All rights reserved.
CIRCULATION: 2,045 (and growing!)
PLEASE FORWARD TO OTHER SPIRITED WOMEN
Please note: We've got a new e-mail address. The Spirited Woman Newsletter and workshop/store mailings will now be sent from our new e-mail address at: NancyMills@TheSpiritedWoman.com. So, BE SURE to change your address book and spam filter settings to stay in the loop!
CHECK OUT OUR NEW BLOG-CENTRIC WEBSITE – http://www.TheSpiritedWoman.com (after you’ve read this newsletter!). You’ll read more about our workshops, see “I Am A Spirited Woman” photos, and be able to shop at our new SPIRITED WOMAN! Store online. Wow!
FYI - Our site is now officially: http://www.TheSpiritedWoman.com. The former blog address (www.thespiritedwomanblog.com) still forwards there, but for marketing purposes the name was shortened.
Also, we really what to hear from you. Post your comments on the blog page at http://www.TheSpiritedWoman.com/go_blog_blog_blog/ or send an e-mail.
- Spirited Woman Quote
- Editor's Spirited Message
- Spirited Woman Q & A – Sue Grafton
- Spirited Woman Media Coverage
- Upcoming Spirited Woman Workshops
- Host a Spirited Woman Workshop
- New! Spirited Woman Events & Activities
- Blog ? of the Month & More
- Join the Spirited Woman Club - Get a Free Listing
SPIRITED WOMAN QUOTE
“Life is a mystery, or is it?” - Nancy Mills
Welcome to the world of SPIRITED WOMANHOOD.
Well, the SPIRITED WOMAN new blog-centric website is a success. I’ve heard from so many of you with the most wonderful comments and I thank you so much for them. What most of you have to say is that you like the colors, the logo, and the fact that the site is really easy to use. I’m so happy! Your support just means so much. Many of you are buying the products, too. Yeah!
As a special incentive to buy more SPIRITED WOMAN products through the holiday, we’re offering FREE shipping at the new online SPIRITED WOMAN! Store. I invite you to visit: http://www.TheSpiritedWoman.com/spirited_woman_store. There are some truly fun, affordable and spirited! gifts perfect for the holiday season. And you’ll be empowered, too!
Also, I’ve been really busy. Just came back from Kauai (I know someone has to do it!) and the SPIRITED WOMAN Workshop there was terrific. The women who attended were dynamite and filled with energy! We took some wild photos, and are now posting them on the website. So, keep checking – they are really fun and colorful. Also, I urge you to think about bringing a workshop to your city. It’s great for networking, getting a great group of women together, and promoting your business or service.
This month, the Q&A is with Sue Grafton – how about one of the most successful mystery writers (male or female) on the planet! Her alphabet book mystery series has sold mega-millions – but it is her fortitude that I truly admire. Sue is an unstoppable survivor. I think you’ll find her interview most fascinating. Plus, this interview will also appear in the soon-to-be-re-launched BucksCountryReview.com, where we are proud to say a new SPIRITED WOMAN column will appear quarterly.
As always, I would like to thank you for your support, comments, enthusiasm, and friendship. And for those of you new to the newsletter, I'd like to welcome you to our growing numbers. YOU inspire me, always. And I genuinely look forward to meeting you (again or for the first time) at a SPIRITED WOMAN Workshop in your city.
The SPIRITED WOMAN Newsletter is meant to be fun, informative, and inspirational. Your free monthly tool to stay connected with other spirited women nationwide. I welcome you forwarding this newsletter to ALL your spirited friends.
SPIRITED WOMAN Q & A
Sue Grafton is a bonafide inspirational spirited woman wonder. Talented, funny, gutsy, the author and creator of the 23-year-old and counting, famed “alphabet” mystery series - as in “A” is for Alibi, “B” is for Burglary - she has not only sold a ga-zillion copies of her books in over 20 languages and is one of the most well-known mystery writers - male or female - of our time, but she has been honored by her peers with several prestigious mystery awards. In 2003, the Private Eye Writers of America gave her their Lifetime Achievement Award.
As fate would have it (are there any accidents?) I met Sue a few years ago when I had the opportunity to interview her for MORE Magazine. This was a real treat, since I'd always been a huge fan. I was able to catch up with her at one of her favorite restaurants in Santa Barbara (by the by, her books' locale, Santa Teresa is modeled after Santa Barbara) where she lives half the year - the other half in her home town, Louisville, Kentucky.
I found Sue to be charming, really smart, focused, and a touch eccentric in her turned around baseball cap and bulky sweatshirt that had “Police” written on the front. I later found out that she lives with three beloved cats - Emma, Beau (who hisses & spits), and Molly, has a woman personal chef, is married to a younger man, and that she loves fine wine and gourmet cooking.
Personally, there have been many a night, where I've lost myself in the world of Kilsey Millhone - her famous female detective. And, I still find it a thrill to have met Sue and to not only have interviewed her once, but twice in the last few years. This latest interview took place last month and I urge you to read it from A to Z (just kidding!). Sue's life is as interesting as her heroine's - only hers is for real. And before I forget – her next book, “S is for Silence” is being released December 6th. So go buy it!
Q. When you were growing up in Kentucky, did you dream of becoming a writer?
A. My father (C.W. Grafton) was a municipal bond attorney who wrote and published three mystery novels in his spare time, if an attorney can be said to have spare time. Writing was his first passion, but he couldn't make a living at it so he devoted himself to his law practice. I grew up in a household where books and writing were revered, but it didn't really occur to me that I might become a writer. I assumed I'd teach school, but by the time I was eighteen, I'd been bitten by the writing bug. KEZIAH DANE, my first novel (fourth full-length manuscript) was published when I was twenty-five years old.
Q. What brought you out to Hollywood? Didn't you work in the entertainment industry for a while?
A. My second novel, THE LOLLY-MADONNA WAR, sold to Hollywood and I ended up working there for fifteen years, writing film scripts and movies for television. I loved the glamour of it, but hated working by committee. Film is truly a collaborative medium and it didn't suit me. I wrote 'A' IS FOR ALIBI as my way out. This is one reason you'll never see Kinsey Millhone on the big or little screen. I know better!
Q. You've sold millions of books in over 20 languages - how did your alphabet murder series come to be? What spurned you on to create this?
A. I decided to write 'A' IS FOR ALIBI for two reasons. First, a Hollywood agent reported that the feedback he was getting was that I could write character but couldn't do plot. I thought tackling a mystery would be the perfect means of teaching myself how to construct a solid story with beginning, middle, and end. Second, I knew I needed to get back to solo writing before whatever talent I possessed was squandered in network meetings.
Q. The main character in your books is Kinsey Millhone. Why did you choose a woman detective versus a man, and weren't you one of the first authors to have a best-selling series with a woman detective?
A. I grew up reading hard-boiled private detective novels...Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammet, and Ross MacDonald among them...so when I decided to try a mystery novel of my own that was the form I found most appealing. At the time, I knew nothing about California criminal law, toxicology, ballistics, or police procedure so I was teaching myself those disciplines as fast as I could. I decided to write about a woman detective because being female was my only area of expertise. I wouldn't have a clue how to write a first person narrative from a male point of view.
Q. In December your "S" is for Silence is coming out. Since you write one book a year - that means you've written a book a year for 19 years. Are you tired? Did you ever want to quit?
A. At this point, I'm not writing a novel a year. 'A' IS FOR ALIBI was published in 1982 so it's taken me twenty-three years to write nineteen books. The interval between books is closer to eighteen months. I find writing very intense, full of road blocks and dead ends, frustration, and stress. By the time I finish a novel, I'm convinced I'll never write one again, which is why I've given myself permission to work at my own pace. Having made the commitment to 'do' the alphabet, I don't intend to quit short of 'Z' IS FOR ZERO. I could always get hit by a bus, but I try to take very good care of myself.
Q. What do you plan to do after you've written 'Z' IS FOR ZERO? Retire? Move to the moon?
A. At my current rate of publication, I won't reach "Z" until approximately 2015 and I have no idea what I'll do at that point. If Ms. Millhone has further adventures she wants to share, I'll be happy to act as her recording secretary. On the other hand, I don't want to keep writing just for the sake of it. As long as I have the 'juice' and the enthusiasm, I'll write.
Q. Do you enjoy the celebrity hood of being a famous author? Or are you basically a private person?
A. I don't consider myself a celebrity, nor do I think of myself as a 'famous' author. I'm basically an introvert and a homebody, but I feel that part of my job is to make contact with my readers. My mailing list has five thousand names on it and all of those people have written to me and received correspondence in return. I also send out what I call my Kinsey Millhone Christmas card each year, in addition to notices about each shortly before publication. I meet many of my readers while I'm touring a book and that's always great fun. Of course, I come home exhausted, but after a day or two, I'm back at my desk.
Q. As a writer, was the road to financial success an easy one for you - or a struggle?
A. I'm not sure any writer (or any artist for that matter) has an easy time of it. Most of us are flying by the seat of our pants, hoping for the best, but taking whatever comes along and trying to make the best of it. I suspect it takes more in the way of survival skills than talent to prevail in any field. Writing is a struggle and not everyone is cut out for that. Let me stop and correct myself. Writing is satisfying and sometimes it's great fun; it's finding an agent and getting published that drives most people to despair. I feel incredibly lucky that after twenty years of writing, I finally made the acquaintance of Ms. Kinsey Millhone who's been my faithful companion ever since.
Q. Other than writing, what gives you the greatest joy?
A. My family, friends, reading, exercise, my cats, good health, good food, good wine, and enough money to take care of my bills.
Q. What's the best thing any writer can do for herself?
A. Learn to look at writing as a form of play.
Q. Sue, why do you feel that you are a Spirited Woman?
A. As a Spirited Woman, you have to take responsibility for where you are in the world. Working hard, doing your best, being determined and persistent, taking your knocks and coming up fighting again. At the same time, you have to be a decent person and treat others well. You can't be any more spirited than that.
THANK YOU SUE. KEEP ON WRITING AND WRITING…
Sue welcomes hearing from you. Please visit her website: www.suegrafton.com. She warns you though - she has been having some difficulties with spammers on her site - so be patient.
SPIRITED WOMAN MEDIA COVERAGE
What a thrill! What a ride! It seems as though every day the workshop is being mentioned - somewhere. Wow. Whether it's via the print media or the Internet, we're out there - catching on. Plus, Nancy is being asked to do more personal interviews in print, radio, and TV. So this is all great news!
Please go to: http://www.thespiritedwoman.com/press and read all about us!
UPCOMING SPIRITED WOMAN WORKSHOPS
Get out your SPIRITED WOMAN drum and dance around the house. More and more women are attending the popular SPIRITED WOMAN Workshop all across the country. Who-ee! Over 600 women have signed up to date. So, don't miss out! Be sure to check out the calendar listings below and see what's in store for your area.
The SPIRITED WOMAN Workshop includes three hours of creative playfulness and growth. Emphasizes your ALIVENESS and reinforces YOU ARE ENOUGH AS YOU ARE. Great for transitions, movement. Attendees range from writers/artists/healers to business owners. Led by Nancy Mills, Creator of the Spirited Woman Approach to Life. Limited to 12 women. Offered at amazing locales.
For more info on the workshops or to sign up for one please call Nancy Mills at her toll free number: 888-428-1234 (in Santa Barbara call 805-698-3555) or e-mail her at: NancyMills@TheSpiritedWoman.com.
BE SURE TO ASK NANCY ABOUT SPIRITED WOMAN GIFT CERTIFICATES. The workshop makes a wonderful, uplifting gift for a special person in your life. GREAT gift for daughters (age 13+). GO FOR IT!
Workshop checks are mailed to: Nancy Mills, P.O. BOX 20042, Santa Barbara, CA 93120. Checks must be received within 10 days of making a reservation. Credit card payments accepted. Partial scholarships offered. All payments due in advance of each Spirited Woman Workshop. All reservations final.
2005 WINTER WORKSHOP CALENDAR
SPIRITED WOMAN WORKSHOP
Saturday afternoon, November 5, 2005
Time: 1-4 pm.
Locale: Creative Juices Arts, 432 Bellevue Ave. Oakland, CA
SPIRITED WOMAN WORKSHOP
Sunday afternoon, November 6, 2005
Time: 1-4 pm.
Locale: Morningstar's Home (call for directions)
SPIRITED WOMAN WORKSHOP
Sunday afternoon, November 13, 2005
Time: 1-4 pm.
Locale: The Black Box Theater, 12420 Santa Monica Blvd., WLA, CA
** SPECIAL EVENT**
MOTHER/DAUGHTER SPECIAL HOLIDAY SPIRITED WOMAN WORKSHOP
Saturday afternoon, December 10, 2005
Time: 1-4 pm.
Locale: The Black Box Theater, 12420 Santa Monica Blvd., WLA, CA
Cost: $175 for two
MORE!!! SPIRITED WOMAN WORKSHOPS
In addition to several California locales, Nancy's goal is to teach more out of state workshops - see city wish list below. She is also open to your suggestions for other cities and is currently available for speaking engagements.
Denver Area (including Boulder, Colorado Springs)
And, if you're wondering…the SPIRITED WOMAN Workshop has been held in the following cities to date:
In November, LA, OAKLAND and SACRAMENTO.
TELL A FRIEND ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS.
HOST A SPIRITED WOMAN WORKSHOP
In your city.
It's great fun! You'll love it. Anyone who hosts a workshop in their home or business receives a free workshop, great publicity, and a chance to meet other fantabulous women. Since the workshop size is small, most spaces work out ideally. If you'd like to host a workshop, contact Nancy Mills at 888-428-1234 or e-mail her at: NancyMills@TheSpiritedWoman.com.
NEW! SPIRITED WOMAN EVENTS, OPENINGS, & ACTIVITIES
Our new internet SPIRITED WOMAN! STORE launched on October 5th. Through the holiday season we’re offering FREE SHIPPING for ALL of our merchandise - from magical, colorful Spirit! Boxes to “I Am a Spirited Woman” T-shirts. Go check it out at: http://www.TheSpiritedWoman.com/spirited_woman_store.
SPECIAL MOTHER/ DAUGHTER HOLIDAY SPIRITED WOMAN WORKSHOP on December 10 – Find out more about it, it’s going to be great! Go to: http://www.TheSpiritedWoman.com/spirited_woman_workshop.
THE SPIRITED WOMAN BLOG
Just click on: http://www.TheSpiritedWoman.com/go_blog_blog_blog
For those of you who have never blogged – don’t worry – we now have really easy instructions on our blog page on how to post on our website. So, please try it. It’s fun!
Here’s the November blog question of the month.
WHY DO YOU FEEL THAT YOU ARE UNSTOPPABLE?
We really, really want to know.
ALSO keep those other blog posts coming in too - and BE SURE TO TELL US WHY YOU FEEL YOU ARE A SPIRITED WOMAN. We want to know that too.
AND NOW FOR THE THANKS!!!!!!!
SHARON GONSALVES gets a big thank you for hosting the first Kauai SPIRITED WOMAN Workshop. Lots went into making the workshop a success, and Sharon worked really hard to make it happen.
MORNINGSTAR gets a huge thank you. She is the ultimate networker and if it weren’t for her – Sacramento would not be on the workshop calendar. I can’t wait to do the SPIRITED WOMAN workshop at her place on Nov. 6th. She’s a wonder.
And THANK YOU, as always, to the many wonderful spirited women who have attended the workshops and have hosted it…you are ALL fantabulous and fun.
Plus, I'd like to say a BIG THANKS to the many attendees who have referred their spirited women friends, mothers, and daughters to the workshop. Means so much.
THE SPIRITED WOMAN CLUB - LISTING BOARD
MANY NEW LISTINGS THIS MONTH!!!
Here's the good news. If you have taken the SPIRITED WOMAN WORKSHOP you are automatically a member of the SPIRITED WOMAN CLUB, and you'll receive a FREE listing (up to 60 words) - monthly. For those of you who have not taken the workshop (come on girls, you need to join the club!) - the listing is $25 per month per listing. What a great deal!
This listing board is a great way to advertise your service, business, workshop, event or WHATEVER - and to stay connected with other spirited women. Currently, the newsletter reaches over 2,000 women. Think of it as your very own SPIRITED WOMAN DIRECTORY. Be sure to check out what other women are offering and support them! Also, see below HOW TO PLACE A LISTING.
GREAT WOMEN! GREAT GATHERING! TELE-CONFERENCE - Host Eileen Lebowitz, Certified Life Coach. With 2006 around the corner, "Jump Start Your Resolutions". Make realistic resolutions and goals that you can achieve quickly with ease and confidence! Tues. Nov 15 8PM EST 6 gatherings, 45-minutes each. Ltd 10 women. 614-783-7643 www.ResolvetoEvolve.net
GREAT WOMEN! GREAT GATHERING! TELE-CONFERENCE - Host Eileen Lebowitz, Certified Life Coach. Women In Transition! Are You Living Your Intention? Do You Have An Intention? Kick-start your new year by Identifying your Intention. We will use the model I.E.R.P.E. created by Anna Morgan and Social Worker Audrey Silverman of Resolve To Evolve. This gathering fills quickly limited to 10 women. Wed. Nov. 16, 8 gatherings 45-minutes each. 614-783-7643 www.ResolvetoEvolve.net
BLACK TIE DJ ENTERTAINMENT – Professional reliable and fun Mobile DJ’s serving Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura Counties since 1990. We work all events: weddings, private parties, corporate events, bar/mitzvahs, birthday parties and more! We have over 50,000 songs in our library! Member of the A.D.J.A. Please contact Sharon Elias at 818-995-5790 for more information and visit us at: www.blacktiedjent.com
THE GODDESS IN THE MIRROR - With Edie Weinstein-Moser. Celebrate the exquisite wise woman within you as you tap into an unlimited Source of love and delight. www.liveinjoy.com Sun. 12/11, 2005 1-5 pm Kimberton Whole Foods Kimberton, PA 610-935-144 $40 early bird $50 at the door OR Sat. 12/17, 2005 1-5 pm Yoga Life Institute Wayne, PA 610-688-7030 $50 early bird $55 at the door.
TREAT YOURSELF TO REIKI - Let go of the stress of the day as you become filled with renewed vitality. Reiki is a safe, gentle form of touch and energy work that promotes relaxation and healing. I am a Reiki master and have been a practitioner since 1995. $50/hour. Frederica Welch, firstname.lastname@example.org . 805-962-1969
Bring a WILD WOMAN WITHIN workshop to your city in the Delaware Valley area.
Presented by founder, Val Olson, psychologist/life coach, this workshop explores nine dimensions of midlife reinvention: excitement, creativity, power, legacy, pleasure, freedom, love, play and meaning. For women's groups, conferences, organizations, retreats, gatherings. Energizing, fun, inspirational, life-changing. Val: email@example.com. 215-297-0196.
DIVINE FEMININE with Caroline Muir, Joan Heartfield, Ph.D., Saida Desilets and Tomas Heartfield (www.divine-feminine.com) hosts one day, weekend and 10 day Mystery School certification training programs for women and men. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive our free newsletter. Or call Joan at 808 572-1250. Blessings to you all!
WE PUT WORDS IN YOUR MOUTH – Are you an entrepreneur, coach, author, artist or performer? Need help writing copy for your newsletter, web site, PR & marketing collateral? We write, edit, or manage your entire project. We’ll coach you to do your own PR, marketing and fundraising. Customized services, outstanding results. http://www.CathrynHrudicka.com. For our e-letter or more info, contact: creative@CathrynHrudicka.com
WE’LL COACH YOUR INNER INNOVATOR OUT OF HIDING - Feeling stuck in your own business? Need to design more innovative products or services? Are you a coach, trainer, manager or artist who needs inspiring new programs? Seeking a creative retirement? At Creative Sage, we design exceptional creativity programs for businesses, nonprofits and individuals. Contact Cathryn Hrudicka, Chief Imagination offer: sage@CreativeSage.com http://www.CreativeSage.com
JOIN SUNRIDER INTERNATIONAL – highly successful and stable CA-based company. Chinese Philosophy of Regeneration, Concentrated herbal whole foods, cosmetics, skincare, and household products. Have more energy, be your own boss, live the life you’ve always dreamt! PT/FT, Contact: Sara A.R. Kalama, Independent Representative, 619) 428 -3811 or Sunphire2005@hotmail.com. Imagine the possibilities!
CUDDLE PARTIES in SF BAY AREA! Come join other spirited women (and men!) for the kind of pajama-party-non-sexual touch we used to love as kids, with the added benefit of heartful, respectful communication. A most inspiring, rejuvenating way to spend an afternoon! For more info, e-mail: email@example.com
FRIDAY NIGHT FUNNIES AT BUZZ COFFEE!!! Come check out comedians from HBO, Comedy Central & more every Friday Night 8pm at Buzz Coffee - 7623 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles 90036. Spirited woman and up & coming comedian, Laura Rosenberg, hosts every Friday. For more information on the show and Laura's comedy shows email firstname.lastname@example.org! Hee Hee!!!
HEY, SPIRITED WOMEN! Come check out my new website, for my gift business, "Notably Gifted". I have all kinds of fun, useful and decorative things, and new items are added all the time. 10% discount when you mention "Spirited Woman". Thanks. Andrea de Lange, www.notablygifted.etsy.com
ATTORNEY Paul J. Backofen is an intellectual property specialist with over 9 years in practice. His broad technical experience coupled with his business experience provides clients a valuable perspective for identifying, capturing, protecting and exploiting their intellectual property. Mr. Backofen counsels industry leading organizations how to develop and run formal IP management programs. email@example.com
RAWA SANTA BARBARA – supporting The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afganistan, an independent, non-violent humanitarian & polital group calling for the disarmament of warlords in Afghanistan, a secular democracy, and full rights for women. RAWA runs a hospital, medical clinics, orphanages, schools, literacy programs, work programs for widows, and provides food & supplies to refugees. For info: Sbrawa@aol.com; 805-569-2331.
INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOTHERAPY: Kelley Kitley, MSW Associate Clinical Social Worker (310) 570 5567 located in Westwood area of Los Angeles. Holistic and eclectic approach used incorporating psychodynamic, cognitive behavior, feminist, and mindfulness modalities. Specializing in eating disorders, addiction, depression, anxiety, and trauma with children, adolescents, and adults. Sliding Scale fee applies if needed. Supervised by Terry Beck, LCSW.
ROSE KAHN, MYOTHERAPIST AND CORRECTIVE EXERCISE SPECIALIST has helped many pro-athletes, celebs and body workers in Aspen. Rose Kahn - Myotherapy of Santa Barbara offers you the ability to RESOLVE your acute/chronic muscular pain, range of motion or circulation problems as well as self-care techniques that allow you to get off the need to see someone regularly! $125/hr. Quick Track avail. www.SBhealingarts.com/physical.htm
LYMPHATIC THERAPY - Birgitta Hansson combines Lymphatic Therapy, Reiki and her compassionate insights for detoxification, enhanced immune functioning, stress reduction and over all well-being. She also offers private Reiki classes tailored to the individual's previous training and schedule, in a 3-step process. Gift certificates are available. firstname.lastname@example.org. 805-895-6532
PARLOR PERFORMANCES - Jeannine Frank's "accidental performing arts series" (now in its 16th year!) presents comedy, cabaret, authors, & more in a cozy West LA concert hall -- and also books artists for fundraisers, conventions and special events. For free monthly e-calendar or more info, contact Jeannine at email@example.com or call (310) 476-6735.
ATTENTION SPIRITED WOMEN INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS & DOCUMENTARIANS. CINEWOMEN L.A. WANTS YOU...to join our fabulous group of Independent Women Filmmakers! Screen your work at our monthly CineSalon. Attend CineGroup Meetings, Seminars & Networking Mixers and much more. Check us out at: www.cinewomen.org.
IF YOU ARE A DAFFODIL PUSHING TOWARD THE LIGHT OF SPRINGTIME - You need support and guidance. Focus your energies through Creative Life Coaching, and prepare to blossom. Adriana Diaz, M.A., brings thirty years of experience to the Coaching process. She can awaken you to the greater story you are living. Develop practical and insightful tools, to turn dreams into reality. www.adrianadiaz.com
YOUR DREAM HOME IN SANTA BARBARA!! My name is Laurie wolf and I am in the business of helping people buy and sell homes. I have a client appreciation program with my business where I send items of value each month. Would you like to be included in this program? Contact me at Laurie@villagesite.com, 805-683-7369 or cell 805-886-4710.
PROFESSIONAL PSYCHIC/CHANNEL - Since 1988, Liah Howard has been channeling a council of Higher beings who are loving and wise. You can receive guidance on all life's issues. Sessions are one hour long, are taped and cost $125. Phone sessions are available. Visit Liah at www.LiahHoward.com for more info. Kihei, HI. 808-269-3137
HAIKU HELEN - Helen will assist you in moving on with your life by understanding where you are and what you need. She is a 4th generation psychic now living in Maui, the heart chakra of the Earth. Incredible Mana (spiritual power) emanates here and will empower you. Contact her at: www.haikuhelen.com, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. 808-573-6343
FANTASY SHOE DESIGNS - One for each month of the year. High heel pictures for every occasion. Fun, whimsical, beautiful, and inspiring 11 x 12 matted/framed prints. Originals avail. Custom made corporate shoe pictures for your business. Margo Von Phul, D'JOAN DESIGNS. 805-963-1982.
FOR THE SPIRITED WINE LOVER - The Saucy Sisters' Guide to Wine…What Every Girl Should Know Before She Uncorks makes learning about wine fun. Packed with practical advice, this book helps any aspiring wine aficionada appear as if she obtained her Master Sommelier. Books personalized and gift-wrapped for FREE. To order go to: www.Saucysisters.com
INSPIRATIONAL REALMS Unique cards for Inspiring moments of Every Day Life! Take a journey into different Realms! Fairie Realm...with 16 tiny Fairies dancing gleefully in our World! Nature Realm...with thoughtful sayings and naturally beautiful scenes. Note Realm...makes it easy to stay in touch with family, friends, and associates. Share Magic with this Special Collection of cards! www.inspirationalrealms.com
SPECIALLY FORMULATED ESSENTIAL WATERS - Eden Now is a new aromatherapy company created by Cheryl Finn. Her product line includes facial and pillow mists. Excellent for relaxation, harmony, and balance. Brings joy to the heart. Cheryl Finn. 310-779-2420
SUPPORT LOVE HUMANITY - You can create a better future for a homeless child in India by supporting Love Humanity. A monthly donation of $42.00 makes it possible for one child to live in a loving family home environment and covers food, clothing, shelter, healthcare and education for one child. Visit: www.lovehumanity.org
ATTENTION, 'DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES!' - Take a much-needed break with Travels With My Lovers, author and internationally known lecturer Erica Miner's award-winning novel about a single mom looking for love in some of the world's most exotic locales. Be inspired to express your emotional freedom! For info on this break-out book check out: www.ericaminer.com
GIVE THE GIFT OF CREATIVITY AND SUCCESS - To yourself or someone you love. Jumpstart your year with “Climbing the Rainbow: The Magic of Making Goals Happen!” workshops, books, tapes and kits. Discover how powerful and fun this creativity/goal-management system is. Just plug it in and go! Contact Gayla Mitchell. email@example.com 818-752-2773
UBUILDABOOK PUTS IT ALL TOGETHER - What's inside is up to you. Imagine your own professionally published hard or soft cover book. You can make as few or as many copies as you like: order one, or thousands! Our books are printed on high-quality paper stock and bound using professional equipment. For more info, visit www.medialabsusa.com. 805-383-7272
CREATING SACRED CIRCLES FOR WOMAN - LA support group for mid-life women. Ignite your passion, embrace life, support one another in living a life that matters. Create connections, explore your spirituality, challenge mid-life myths, re-connect to your essence. Facilitated by Lynda Levy, MA. Sign-up: firstname.lastname@example.org. 310-207-9829
ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT FORGETTING YOURSELF AFTER 50 YEARS OR OLDER? Make your Brain Sprout with Vicki Mizel's Memory program and insure your well being at any age. Vicki offers either audiotapes or CD's on her memory program. She also offers a video training tape to help you or a loved one with an elder with memory problems. Go to www.brainsproutsmemory.com or call Vicki. 323-874-8801
SANTA BARBARA THEATER COMPANY - If you are interested in appearing or want more information regarding upcoming productions please e-mail/call Jamie at email@example.com. 805-451-8504
MEDITATION CD's FOR BEGINNERS - If you want to meditate but can't squeeze in the time to go to a particular meeting at a particular time, you can start on your own with the help of Unwind Your Mind, the first in a series of CD's designed to help the beginner get started. Check out sample at: http://www.invitationtomeditation.com
CORPORATE EVENTS LAS VEGAS - specializes in personalized service/customer satisfaction for all aspects of event planning. We plan, coordinate and facilitate award dinners, galas, meetings, seminars, team building and cocktail receptions for groups of 20 to 2000+. We help our clients select venues, entertainment, menus and décor. For more info, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my website at: www.corporateeventslasvegas.com
MARKET YOUR WEBSITE LIKE THE EXPERTS - with Peggi Ridgway's “Successful Website Marketing” workbook. 138 pages of examples, action items and guides to listing your site with search engines, getting links from other sites and building a loyal community of followers at your website. $29.95 at www.MyWebSavvy.com or call the publisher, Wordpix. 800 200-1101
DAILY PASSION ACTIVATOR - from Life Coach Julie Jordan Scott is The Little Ezine with the Passionate, Purposeful, Powerful Impact. It will give you a burst of passion each weekday delivered free into your email box so you may begin to live more amazingly. To subscribe: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DailyPassionActivator/ or blank email: DailyPassionActivatoremail@example.com
ACTRESS AVAILABLE - My name is SANJINI. If you're looking for an actress, please view my acting resume at www.sanjini-actor.com. View the photo gallery page to see different character looks. My contact information is: firstname.lastname@example.org. 310-902-7713
LET YOUR SPIRIT SOAR - in the South Pacific! Fiji, Australia, New Zealand and more. Destination World (www.destinationworld.com) is much more than a wholesale travel reservation service. Our tailor made programs are for those who have been captivated by the extraordinary & will not rest until they experience it again. Judy McKenna, email@example.com. 818-998-5839 or 800-536-0022
SHEN PHYSIO-EMOTIONAL RELEASE THERAPY - is a safe, reliable process that heals by unlocking trapped, painful emotion that we cannot unlock ourselves -lifting it from the body. SHEN helps with: Stress, Chronic pain, Depression, Migraines, PMS, Panic Attacks, Recovery from addictions, Abuse. For more info: www.shentherapy.info. Call Deirdre Wagner, CST, CMT. 760-912-5507
RED HAT WOMEN'S GROUP - The OVER THE TOP chapter in Ventura County/Channel Islands area is accepting interesting women who enjoy discussions on all aspects of women's life issues, who like to have FUN and do FUN things. The group is open to women of all ages. Only women 50 yrs. + can wear red hats (younger wear pink hats). Mary Lucid. 805-278-9009
INTERIOR ALIGNMENT FENG SHUI - Creates a sacred space by incorporating the best of the mystical traditions of the East and the practical methods of the West. Helps you realign stagnant or unhealthy energy and to restore harmony, balance and support in your surroundings. Also accelerates progress toward desired goals and aspirations. Karyn Armstrong, firstname.lastname@example.org. 503-525-2521
PIANO LESSONS - Classical and Jazz. Children and Adults. All Levels, All Ages. Now accepting students. My studio or your home. Background piano music for weddings and parties. Nancy Harris Jones, MA, Piano Performance. Member Music Teachers' Assn. of California. Member Music Teachers' National Assn. 805-967-1160
WILD WOMEN OF SANTA BARBARA HANDCRAFTED SCULPTURES - "Wild" combination of glass, wire, clay and beads, the sculpted bodies are fused or lampworked with indivually-stylized details such as glass eyes and beaded hair. Uniquely created by Jo-el Helgesen, renowned jewelry and sculptor designer. 805-686-2417
ITALIAN LESSONS - I am a native Italian and I would like to teach you my beautiful language. For over 18 years, I taught in a private school in Santa Monica. I teach beginners to advanced, grammar/conversation. Laura DeLuca. 805-565-3720
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