Getting into collegeÂ is more competitive today and having your child gain access into their top choice is near impossible.Â Did you know that being “well rounded” is NOT enough, in fact it can hurt more than it can help with the college admissions process.Â Serene and Gabrielle introduce Bill Short, founder of The Short List, college and career counseling and he discusses the top 10 reasons getting into college is so competitive, what you can do to tip the scale in your favor and easy steps to establish a balanced college list.Â To get more information on Bill and his organization visit www.theshortlist.org.
Radio2Women introduces Amber Chand,Â founder of the Women’s Peace Collection, gifts that bridge worlds and rebuild lives.Â Serene and GabrielleÂ openÂ up a timely discussionÂ about the changes happening in our world and Amber transforms the conversation into a peaceful, hopeful and wonderful passage to our future.Â Amber is among one of the most inspiring women in the world she is a global entrepreneur, coach and speaker.Â We were blessed to spend an hour talking to her.Â Listen to this pod cast if you do nothing else today! To learn more about Amber go to her website: www.amberchand.com.
Serene Mastrianni and Gabrielle Senza welcome back one of their favorites; Suzi Banks Baum, mother, artist, author, actor, blogger and innovative woman.Â Suzi updates listeners on the importance of writing and listening to your environment to inspire change.Â Fresh from the arms of her newly adopted niece, Suzi brings us into her world of love, compassion and the glory of laundry.Â To learn more about Suzi and her projects, plus to register for her 4 month writing series, go to her website: http://laundrylinedivine.com/
Meet Karen Arp-Sandel a collage, visual,Â and mixed mediaÂ artist, educator and Kripalu Yoga Faculty Member.Â In a word, she is “awesome”!Â Now see her work among other artists featured in DIE FORMMEISTER, The Masters of the Form exhibit September 27-October 21, 2012 at MCLA Gallery 51, curated by Valeria Federici.Â Karen is the Director of Vibrant Visionary Collage and co-founder of FeMail, whose collage workshops and DIY Kits, birth worldwide mail art networks.Â Her passion is to illuminate the transformational power of living a creative life, listen, enjoy, and visit Karen at www.karenarpsandel.com.
Kristin Kaufman joins Radio2Women as she talks about her new book, Is This Seat Taken? Random Encounters That Change Your Life.Â Serene and Gabrielle both big fans of the book talk about how these short stories impacted their lives.Â Kristin, founder of Alignment, Inc. discusses her life and her global experience seeding her journey from the C-suite of Fortune 500 companies to where she is today.Â ThisÂ interview will change your life!Â For more information visit Kristin at www.kristinkaufman.com.
Join Serene Mastrianni and Gabrielle Senza as they explore one of the most difficult topics affecting children in our community, sexual abuse.Â The Elizabeth Freeman Center provides support for victims of recent or past abuse and the on hand counselors provide real time support and guidance.Â When our community is struck by perpetrators everyone reacts, but what do we do when the abuse is in our own homes?Â Get involved, listen to our children and STOP the cycle of sexual abuse.Â To learn more visit or call the Freeman Center: Counseling, intervention, referrals for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
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Join Serene Mastrianni and Gabrielle Senza as they introduce the concept of enhancing our environment by greening our neighborhoods.Â Anthony Barnaba of Blue Line Design, Architect and Urban Design Specialist, discusses the importance of using existing buildings in critical city neighborhoods to change the environment one building at a time.Â Think again before tearing down architectural gems and turn them into centers of urban agriculture to address food security and enhance the well being of the environment.Â To tour Anthony’s open shared workspace visit his website at www.bluelinedesign.com.
Join Serene Mastrianni and Gabrielle Senza as they interview Beth Levison, director and producer of Lemon.Â Join Beth as she discusses the process of making a feature- length documentary following the life of one man, Lemon Andersen and his struggle to free his family from poverty and pain as he exposes his most shocking secrets on the NY Stage.Â For more information on the film go to www.lemonthemovie.com.
Serene Mastrianni and Gabrielle Senza interview veteran change agent and acclaimed comic performer Patti Dobrowolski about her newest book, Drawing Solutions: How Visual Goal Setting Will Change Your Life.Â Patti discusses the importance of activating your right brain to create your visual future and using your own illustration to change your life.Â Serene who started the interview as a “non-believer” in just under an hour created her own amazing vision board.Â Â Here is how you can do it to; go to www.upyourcreativegenius.com download the free template, listen to the interview and draw away.Â Your future is sitting in your brain ready for your fingertips to draw it.Â For more information on Patti, visit her website at www.upyourcreativegenius.com.
Join Serene Mastrianni and Gabrielle Senza as they interview WAM’s co-Founder’s Leigh Strimbeck and Kristen van Ginhoven about The second 24hr Berkshires/Capital Region Theatre Project.Â Â This projectÂ brings together playwrights, directors, designers, stage managers, technicians and actors from both the Berkshires and the Capital Region armed with the common task of mounting 5 new short works by women playwrights, all written, rehearsed and performed in 24 Hours.Â Producers WAM Theatre and MOPCO are delighted to announce that the 2012 24hr Berkshires/Capital Region Theatre Project will take place on April 13 + 14 at Shakespeare and Company in the Bernstein Theatre complex with a public performance taking place at 8pm on Saturday, April 14.Â For tickets or more information go to www.wamtheatre.com.