Issue # 67
CIRCULATION: 3,905 (and growing!)
- Spirited Woman Quote
- Editor's Spirited Message
- Sponsor of the Month - Corrie Woods, The Woman’s Guide to Exceptional Living
- Spirited Woman Circle
- Spirited Woman Q & A - Donna Sozio
- HOLIDAY PARTY
- Spirited Woman! Store Special
- Press & Media Room
- Listing Board
SPIRITED WOMAN QUOTE
"Put on your cheerleader outfit and rah-rah yourself into your own today. You can do it. Because you were born to do so." - Nancy Mills
Okay, the change is upon us. Stand up and shout, "I am a Spirited Woman," then dance around the house. Amazing news. So exciting.
Recently, I blogged for Women for Hire on, "How To Stay Positive in a Negative World." It's about taking action and believing you are enough as you. Good message in times like these.
For those in LA, SAVE THE DATE FOR our HOLIDAY PARTY - December 9, 6-10pm. We want to see you!
As always, I would like to thank you for your support, comments, enthusiasm, and friendship. I genuinely look forward to meeting you (again or for the first time) at Spirited Woman activities. For those of you new to the newsletter, I'd also like to welcome you to our growing numbers. YOU inspire me, always. Enjoy the newsletter!
Founder Spirited Woman
NEW! SPONSOR OF THE MONTH
Women's Life Coach and Author Corrie Woods has a passion. It is helping women to design and live lives they love! Her book The Woman's Field Guide to Exceptional Living is the perfect holiday gift for spirited women.To learn more about our sponsor visit: http://www.thespiritedwoman.com/resources.
You too, can sponsor a newsletter. It's a great opportunity to reach 1000's of spirited women and grow your brand/business. Contact Nancy Mills at 888-428-1234.
SPIRITED WOMAN CIRCLE
GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT! Nancy Mills, founder of Spirited Woman has interviewed some of the most famous women authors and media personalities on the planet.
Inspirational. A real dose of positiveness. Up close and personal. These 1-hour interviews will make your day. All 24 audio interviews available in MP3 or CD. To buy visit: http://www.thespiritedwoman.com/registration.
SPIRITED WOMAN Q & A
Donna Sozio is one of the most interesting women I've ever interviewed - and that's saying a lot! I mean, when was the last time you met a shoe psychic? I met Donna in 2006, when she had just sold her manuscript, and was getting ready for her book to be published the next year.
She radiated such spunk and individuality, and a zest for life, that even before I knew her name, I asked, "What's your book about?" "Well," she replied, "It's titled Never Trust a Man In Alligator Loafers: What His Shoes Really Say About His True Love Potential." That was all I needed to hear. A hit, I figured.
And two years later, Donna, age 35, a former actress and travel journalist - with a BA in Sociology who loves to scuba dive - and has appeared on a host of TV shows - such as The Tyra Banks Show, is now contemplating a movie and TV deal based on the book, gives Shoe Personality Predictions at major book and department stores and her book continues to climb up the Amazon charts. Way to go Donna!
Her interview is fun, revealing and believe it or not - you could find out all you need to know (or not) about the man you're living with!
Q. Okay, how did you become a Shoe Psychic?
A. I’ve always tapped into people’s shoes to understand them. For me it’s all about the qualities their shoes express. In shoe readings, I attempt to answer the questions, “Why did they choose these shoes?” What is it about these shoes that serve them? What’s the pay-off for wearing them… positive or negative? What is it that they are searching for that these shoes make them feel like they are experiencing? Also, what the shoe isn’t, is just as important is what it is. Writing Alligator Loafers was very difficult because I had to quantify what naturally “just happens” inside my head. I had to stop myself at each step in my process so I could explain it and what it meant. It was a labor of love.
Q. So, what’s a Shoe Psychic?
A. It’s not like after a shoe reading I’ll say, “You’ll have three kids and marry a man whose name starts with the letter ‘K." It’s more like I read you. Read your shoes and see if they are congruent. Are you wearing the right shoes that will get you where you want to be in life? Different shoes carry different energies and can be your ticket to ride… or not! I can then give love advice based on what his (or her) shoes say! Being a Shoe Psychic is all about tapping into energy and nuance. Is there a better choice in the energetic that your shoes emit that will serve you even more? I’m a matchmaker between people, what they want in life and the shoes that have the energy and nuance to take them there. I love it.
Q. Why did you start reading men's shoes? I mean, most people look elsewhere - if you catch my drift.
A. I remember in Catholic school, we would get in trouble for wearing clear nail polish. The nuns would go up and down the rows looking for anything shiny. But shoes were different. They never seemed to notice. So I started expressing myself through my choice in shoes. The more I did this the more I tapped into other people’s shoes to understand what who they were. I remember the nun’s blue orthopedic clunkers. I still remember thinking (at a very young age), I never want to turn my back on beauty like I felt they did wearing such unattractive shoes. Today, you can still be attractive and comfortable!
Q. And pray tell - give us some examples of what shoes say about men and love?
A. We don’t get to choose everything in this life… but for the most part, we do choose our shoes! So, choose well. A man’s shoes can tell everything about his habits, hopes, dreams and fears. For example if he has a pair of hiking boots way in the back of his closet, but in front are all his work shoes…. you’ll appear totally magical in his eyes if you suggest going for a hike. How did you know? In Alligator Loafers I go into all of this in detail. You can “read his mind” by learning reading his shoes. Life and relationships can become a whole lot easier through this level of understanding. Another example is if he calls his work shoes his “monkey” shoes… well that gives you an indication about how he feels about himself at work – especially in those shoes!
Q. What does your family say about all this? Or, are your "shoe reading genes" hereditary?
A. Would you believe I get this from… my father! I’m still floored. About a year after the book came out he said casually to me, “You know, before your mother, I remember breaking up with some women because I didn’t like their shoes.” On the surface, it can seem petty or superficial. Yet, it’s reading the writing on the wall. People always tell you who they are… especially through their choice in shoes. You only have to listen to what they say. You know… I just thought of this. My grandma on my father’s side used to call me Tootsie Bella. Interesting.
Q. Give us some stories about some of your bookstore shoe readings. You've got to have some quotes or stories from pleased women.
A. For most of the women I speak to it’s a relief when I confirm from a shoe reading what they “knew all along” about the guy. One woman did a Sole Profile on all her past boyfriends. She came over to tell me how everything made sense now. Especially, why it didn’t work out with a certain guy whose work boots would run down until his (gasp!) mom would buy him a new pair. It wasn’t just his shoes. This guy’s mom was always coming to his “rescue." People’s habits with their shoes are also indicative of their habits in life! I call this the Soleology Trickle Down Theory.
Q. Your book is considered a "hit dating" book - do you date? And how has your advice worked for you? What is your shoe type?
A. Yes, I date. Dating is certainly an interesting process. Maddening at times but trusting what I intuitively know about men from their shoes certainly makes it more fun… if not saner. In my own romantic pursuits, I always said I wanted a man with sturdy shoes. Not boring… but with an underlying sense of sturdiness. A while ago I was reading The Book of Qualities. Under Commitment it read “Commitment wears sturdy shoes.” Aha! That’s why the quality “sturdy” is so important to me. To me, it represents a man who can commit. My shoe type is classic with a twist. I love these handmade shoes from George Esquivel. The foundation is certainly classic and sturdy, like a wingtip, with a modern edgy twist. Fun. I know a man who wears these shoes will keep me interested but also make me feel safe and secure. Frye boots also make me melt. I don’t like men’s shoes that are too feminine. I want to be the lady in the relationship!
My own sole advice works for me personally too.
I’m such an adventure seeker that most of my shoes are wild. Polka-dot… metallic, bright colors and with frills. I realized one day that I didn’t have many basics in my shoe collection, which can lay a good foundation for an outfit. I looked at my lifestyle and realized I too needed to develop some more “basics” in my life. As I’m adding into my shoe closet more basics to build on, I’m working on building more of a foundation in my life as well. I’m learning to create off structure…not just to jump into the air. It’s nice to be able to do both.
Q. Just curious - what if a guy has all types of shoes in his wardrobe? Does he still fit into a certain love category?
A. Interesting question. Usually there is a pattern in there somewhere. Are the shoes all bland? Or colorful? What’s the condition? Even if there are all types of shoes, look for the pattern. That will tell you more about him than the type of shoe.
Q. What's in your future? Another book, a TV show, the party circuit a trip to a leather factory in Italy?
A. Oooh… the future. I’ve always known the book was a movie. Even before I finished writing it. It’s just something I knew deep in my bones. Now, it’s being shopped and has some interest brewing. There are also some TV opportunities popping up. It all sounds good to me. What I want most of all is to support people in achieving their dreams through their choice in shoes. Go 10% out of your normal shoe comfort zone. Go for color. Go for expression. You choice in shoes can either accelerate your dreams or keep you right where you are.
Q. Donna, why do you feel you are a Spirited Woman?
A. I feel like I’m the luckiest woman in the world. I’m living my dream and the world is responding. I feel that we are loved beyond measure and the world gives us these fun playthings (shoes!) to help us express ourselves to our greatest capacity. As a Spirited Woman, I stretch and reach for what I know I cannot achieve alone. I need the world and the world needs me. We need and love each other. I’m a Spirited Woman because I’m letting the world know who I am. That’s nice.
THANK YOU DONNA FOR BEING FUN AND OFF-BEAT
Now (thru November 10) Donna is promoting The Donna Sozio Online Gift Bag E*Vent. To be eligible to win – you must do 2 things: • Purchase Never Trust a Man in Alligator Loafers from Amazon.com and register at DonnaSozio.com/Prizes to win more than $5,827 in premium Gift Bag Swag & Prizes!
welcomes hearing from you and surprise, surprise, she will be giving
shoe readings at the Spirited Woman Holiday Party on December 9th. Tres
cool. Visit her website: www.donnasozio.com. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPIRITED WOMAN SPECIAL EVENT
A place to mingle, express your creativity, imagination, and have FUN TOGETHER.
December 9 - Holiday Party at Adventurer Rhoda Lurie's Glorious Art-Filled Home, Santa Monica
6-9pm (includes Festive Food & Wine)
Hosted at Rhoda Lurie's magical home (where we had a smashing event last year), this is our first ever Holiday Party. Yeah! Guaranteed inspirational fun. Rhoda, a treasure hunter, ethno-art historian, world traveler to 60+ countries - rarely opens her home to the public. It's filled to the rafters with a huge goddess female art collection and she has a sensational private ethno-art store.
You can stock up on fabulous, unusual holiday gifts and bargains. Plus, Donna Sozio will give her shoe readings. $45
SPECIAL ONLINE EVENT TICKET PRICE: $45 (at event $60).
To sign-up visit: http://www.thespiritedwoman.com/events or call Nancy at 888-428-1234.
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SPIRITED WOMAN! STORE
GREAT HOLIDAY GIFTS! Leave the mall behind. Visit http://www.TheSpiritedWoman.com/spirited_woman_store/.
SPIRITED WOMAN WORKSHOP
Over 800 women across the country have taken the workshop.
We're on a break. New dates announced late fall for 2009.
For more info on the workshop visit: http://www.TheSpiritedWoman.com/spirited_woman_workshop/. You can also 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.
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