Inspirational Women

Inspirational Women is a weekly podcast that features women who are leaders in their field, entrepreneurs, authors or women carving new paths in education, the environment, charities, crime prevention, health care, domestic issues, and youth outreach.

Latest Episodes

9/25/22 – Stephanie Drimmer, Author of “5,000 Amazing Facts (About Animals)”

Stephanie Drimmer is an award winning author of nonfiction children’s book for National Geographic Kids and other publishers. Stephanie brings us a beautiful and educational book, bound to thrill kids, their parents and grandparents. Her newest addition is National Geographic Kids’ 5000 Amazing Facts (About Animals).

9/18/22 – Julie E, Nutritionist and Functional Medicine Expert

Julie E is a nutritionist and functional medicine expert, with a passion for helping people improve their health. One area of focus is ‘Brain Fog’ which we might be noticing these days in ourselves and others. It might be an issue of kidney overload, and she discusses doing a detox along with other options, such as ‘tapping and swiping’. In 2000 she founded Julie E-Health, a holistic wellness practice and natural health website to address the growing needs of people not finding answers through traditional medicine.

Julie has a downloadable book: The NO DIET DIet: Healthy Meals in 5 Minutes
Website: www.julieehealth.com

9/11/22 – Nita Whittaker, Author of “When Your Hand is in The Lion’s Mouth–The Life and Wisdom of a Man Named Green”

Nita Whittaker is an incredible woman, a singer who has sung with some of the biggest names of our time, a former Miss Louisiana, is an author, and a daughter who honors her father in a beautiful book: “When Your Hand is in The Lion’s Mouth–The Life and Wisdom of a Man Named Green”. It’s a invaluable insight into Green’s long and devoted life, a life based in faith and love. In honoring her father, Nita’s provides us wonderful insights both on her father’s life, and the impact parents have on their children. Site: www.nitawhitaker.com

9/4/22: Alexandra McGroarty – Author of the new book: Bridging The Gap: Reducing Gender Bias in the Workplace

Alexandra McGroarty is co founder of McGroarty & Co. Consulting and is the lead Human Resources consultant, serving as a certified diversity professional as well as a certified professional coach. She is an author and her new book is: Bridging The Gap: Reducing Gender Bias in the Workplace. August 26th was ‘Women’s Equality Day’ because August 26, 1920 is the day women were finally given the right to vote. And Alexandra that while we have come a long way in over 100 years, we still have a long way to go.

8/28/22: Olivia Nichols – Wellness enthusiast and part of a team of like-minded individuals at food influencer central

Olivia Nichols is a a wellness enthusiast, part of a team of like-minded individuals at food influencer central. August is designated National Wellness Month, and just to be clear, this is to make it a focus and educational, but we do want wellness to be a focus every day all year long. But times like this are an opportunity to consider some simple and healthy meal options, keepling natural at the center of that focus.

8/21/22: Mary Kay Carson – Parents and kids together, explore “Outdoor School”

on Inspirational Women: Mary Kay Carson is an inspired and inspiring author with over 50 books to her credit–in which she aims to connect kids/youth with nature, and with history, by making it come alive. Mary Kay’s latest series of books is: Outdoor School, a wonderful and interactive experience that inspires kids to be outdoors, finding their connection to all of nature. Really so helpful for parents and teachers with virtual or in-class learning.


8/14/22: Elisa Stancil Levine | Life–evolving, unfolding, a great discovery of self, of contribution

on Inspirational Women: Elisa Stancil Levine is an artist who has used nature to inspire the beautiful fabrics and finishes she and her studio use in homes and buildings. And Elisa is also a writer whose new book, This or Something Better–A memoir of Resilience, is a tapestry of the experiences of her life in northern California and how nature has been a healing factor. The resilience is a great inspiration for all of us on how life’s challenges can make us strong and productive in the second half of life!


8/07/22: Raminderpreet Elisa – Breath. Breathe deeply. It’s simple and the results are life giving.

at 6am on Inspirational Women: Raminderpreet Elisa Is a certified yoga therapist and the founder of the Life Skills Yoga Program. She produced the award-winning documentary, Your Brain, Your Body, Your Breath. When we face a challenging situation, we’re often told to take a deep breath. Raminderpreet opens up the world of breath and yoga and the important health benefits to manange the stress and anxiety in our lives.


7/31/22: Joni Rodgers – Life can mean more at 60 and beyond with great/important contributions

on Inspirational Women: Joni Rodgers is an author, screenwriter and celebrity ghostwriter. Facing cancer 30 years ago Joni decided to write a book to share some of her life with her young daughter. Joni was told she might have 5 years to live and so she was focused. Crazy for Trying was that book and is now part of the SIxo Collection that Joni reworked in celebrating her 60th birthday. Joni’s story is encouragement for all women to realize that age is just a number, and that wisdom comes with years of living–so great things are still in store as we mature. A few years ago Joni relocated to the Washington coast and in following her intuition, life has only gotten better.

7/24/22: Honesty & openness result in a life saved from the depths of alcoholism.

at 6am on Inspirational Women: Amy Liz Harrison brings us an important new book, the title of which tells us much about her–Eternally Expecting: A Mom of Eight Gets Sober and Gives Birth to a Whole New Life…Her Own. It captures the essence, and Amy fills in the blanks, comparing pregnancy and giving birth to her journey of finding sobriety. Amy’s openness and honesty carry a lot of weight in breaking down the stigmas around alcohol or drug addiction. And the hope she offers in sharing her story is about living life a day at a time, and sometimes the day has to have a restart button, but it have so much to do with forgiving ourselves. As well her kids are learning amazing life lessons with her on this journey.