Perfectly Imperfect with Lee Woodruff

June 30, 2010 by Barb Scala  
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Embracing the chaos of life and accepting imperfection!

Guest: Lee Woodruff author of In an Instant and her new book, Perfectly Imperfect

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Podcast: Aired live July 8, 2010

After the success of her first book, In an Instant, co-authored with husband and ABC anchor Bob Woodruff who survived a traumatic head injury in Iraq, Lee Woodruff writes a lighter chronicle of real life as a wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend in Perfectly Imperfect: A Life in Progress.

Just like her book, Lee will charm you with her humorous whit and ability to get personal to give us her view on raising teens, aging, being a not-so-sports mom, having style (or not) and surviving a crisis.

Don’t miss my up close interview with Lee Woodruff and her take on living a great life without having to be perfect.

Lee’s Website

Lucky to Get Fired & Find Happiness

June 30, 2010 by Barb Scala  
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When your purpose changes, it’s time to find a new purpose.

Guest: Dominique Browning, author of Slow Love

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Podcast: Aired live July 1, 2010

As editor-in-chief of Conde Nast’s House & Garden, Dominique Browning found herself fired when the magazine folded on November of 2007. She had four days to pack up her belongings and was suddenly, without warning, out of work.

Slow Love is Dominique’s new book and as she describes it, ” it’s about wearing your pajamas to the farmer’s market, packing up  a belovedslow-love-final-jacket home and downsizing to a more rural setting, making time to play the piano and go kayaking, picking up the Bible, reinventing yourself, and not cutting corners when it comes to love, muffins or gardening.”

We’ll talk about what it means to reinvent yourself when life suddenly changes beyond your control and how to find humor, joy and unexpected surprises in living a life that was never sought, but just happened. With excerpts from her book, Dominique fills us in on her journey from the fast paced Manhattan lifestyle of magazine deadlines and high-end events, to slowing down to love life and find happiness.

Dominique’s Website

Best of Bloom Talk!

April 24, 2010 by Barb Scala  
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sowing-seedsYou’ve got to plant Seeds for Success to Bloom

Hosted by Barb Scala with Guest Cameos (pre-recorded) from Emme, Nancy Anderson, Dr. Dale Atkins, Lisa Lelas, Pam Otten, Olivia Mellan, Dale Allen, Martha Hoffman, Laura Fitzpatrick-Nager and Desiree Fontaine.

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Podcast: Aired live June 24, 2010

It’s been an amazing 6 months of wonderful guests and topics since Bloom Talk hit the airwaves. What a better way to celebrate than to reflect as we plant Seeds for Success!

Through the months, my fabulous guests have inspired you to Be positive, Love what you do, Organize  your life, Own your life, and then Make it happen. And who would have thought? These “seeds” just happen to spell BLOOM!

Barb Scala, host of Bloom Talk Radio

Barb Scala, host of Bloom Talk Radio

That’s what we do on Bloom Talk …dream, create and grow the life and lifestyle you want to live. Jam packed with the essential seeds everyone needs to bloom day after day, season after season, year after year, don’t miss one of my favorite shows!

Seeds for Success