MediPal for Safety of People with Alzheimers, Dementia and Communication Challenges

MediPal Identification and Information system
MediPal Identification and Information system

 

This year I had the privilege of meeting a wonderful group of First Responders at a Southern California CERT conference.  I was a presenter and after the seminar I was introduced to Kathryn Turner.  She began to discuss helping people with communication or medical disorders during disasters and emergencies with an easy identification product that she developed.  That is how I came to learn about MediPal, which is a  personal ID system that wraps around a safety belt, backpack strap or baby bag.

Inside the holder that fastens with velcro is a  lightweight form to place essential data – such as contact information, health history, communication preferences and even a photo.

My first thought was WOW this is great for parents to place on their child’s  backpacks and belts when their loved one has unique challenges, such as Autism or deafness.  It also would be so helpful for adult care facilities during outings.  In all honesty, I could probably generate dozens of ways that MediPal could be helpful scores of people!  (And although it is meant for people, how great would this be to have a variation for pets who are being transported).

Kathryn will be discussing MediPal, her inspiration for creating this really cool product and announce the contest winners – see below. Join us!

  Louise Sattler Show at 9pET, Sunday August 25th. 

LISTEN HERE: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/411voices/2013/08/25/the-louise-sattler-show

 Here is the Scoop on the MediPal GIVEAWAY CONTEST from August 23-August 25th, 2013 (ends 6pm PT)

Winners will be announced during the Louise Sattler Show

LIKE MediPal on FACEBOOK

COMMENT below on this blog about how you would use MediPal.

FIVE LUCKY WINNERS who LIKE and COMMENT will be randomly drawn and announced during the show! Results will also appear in the comment section below!

Contest rules include must be a US citizen and not a member of 411 Voices Radio network.

Unraveling the mystery of mortgages with Maria West

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If you are like me you have NO IDEA about the intracacies surrounding mortgages!  Frankly, I have relied on “hubby” to help me understand what I “needed” to know about obtaining our various mortgages . I am sure that I am not the only one.

Maria_WestIn hindsight, I really wished I had taken the time to learn more about what is involved with obtaining a mortgage (and finance in general).  So, to help further my own learning and anyone else who wishes to unravel the mystery of mortgages I have invited this Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 9-ET to the LOUISE SATTLER SHOW   LA based mortgage broker, Maria West.

Listen LIVE on the 411 VOICES radio network here

Download here to enjoy later!

Have questions? Post them below as a comment and we will try to get them answered for you during our interview.

I also have found these useful website to help further my understanding of the complex world of mortgages and other home finances!

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DISCLAIMER:  Our guest is a broker from RPM Mortgage.  She will only talk in general terms regarding mortgages and home finance.  

This show and this blog is NOT to give individual mortgage or financial information or to endorse anyone mortgage or financial institution.  Due diligence is needed with each person’s own circumstance. Please seek individual professional advice. Thank you.

The Secret Revealed! Thanks MeeoMiia

UPDATE:  This contest is now CLOSED. The winner has been notified and we congratulate Debra Leavitt Jorgensen for winning the Meeo Miia ILY charm necklace!  (Selection was made via Random.org)

 

Yesterday, I posted a blog telling you that Meeo Miia and I worked on a concept which we would divulge tonight on the LOUISE SATTLER SHOW via Blog Talk Radio.  So, tonight we will!  LISTEN HERE

But, because we want to entice you to listen and participate in our #giveaway we will give you an early peek in to our secret…

HUGE thanks to Sherri Pellegren, owner of Meeo Miia –  for designing a beautiful  necklace based on the SIGNING FAMILIES  logo and embellished with loads of  I LOVE YOU – art .  The logo which was created many years ago for SIGNING FAMILIES by artist, Pat Roby, will be available for purchase on the MeeoMiia website. .

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AND ONE PERSON WILL WIN THIS NECKLACE FOR FREE as PART OF A

GIVEAWAY HAPPENING THIS EVENING!

HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN?

CONTEST RULES for a prize provided by Meeo Miia and worth $85 (with a portion of the proceeds going to a deaf  school / association which supports deaf children and families)

Must enter on the day of the LIVE radio show- August 4, 2013

Must  reside in the United States and not affiliated with 411 VOICES or Meeo Miia

One winner will be chosen who complies to the following criteria….

 TO ENTER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN YOU MUST DO ONE OR BOTH OF THE FOLLOWING (which enhances your chances to win, if you do both)

VIA TWITTER POST:

    I just entered a contest by  @MeeoMiia 4 their new #ASL  Necklace  #MeeoMiiaLovesASL via Louise Sattler SHOW on BTR #411VOICES

   OR  via  FACEBOOK go to SIGNING FAMILIES  and comment under the announcement using #MeeoMiiaLovesASL 

  WINNER IS CHOSEN VIA RANDOM SELECTION AND ANNOUNCED ON THIS BLOG

To see the reveal scroll to the bottom of this blog post. 

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DRUMROLL PLEASE… Back on the air with “THE LOUISE SATTLER SHOW”

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This Sunday, July 7th, marks my first show after a bit of a hiatus from the world of online radio.  I am thrilled to be returning to the 411 VOICES radio network with the all new  LOUISE SATTLER SHOW.

I consider this new format to be a “potpourri” of topics and guests.  Each guest bringing their wisdom (and hopefully humor) to the segment.  I must confess, I am a bit nervous starting back in radio… but, I am grateful to the people who said they would tune in live or download. (For live listeners simply go to the online radio show on Sunday evenings at 9pm Eastern / 6pm Pacific)

amy-magic-seren-lo-res4My first guest is Amy Shojai who I have admired via TWITTER for her work as an animal advocate and behaviorist. You have to LOVE someone who titles here website as follows..  AMY SHOJAI’S BLING, BITCHES and BLOOD – Pet-Centric, Writer-icity & Thrillers with BITE!  

WHAT DOES ALL THAT MEAN?

Well, for starters Amy loves animals so much that she writes about them (including having a German Shepherd in her newest book, LOST AND FOUND). Her website is full of  age advice , information and even a bit of entertainment! (Check out STRAYS THE MUSICAL)   Seriously, Amy is multi-dimensional and fabulous! (Note: I loved how Lost and Found integrated a character with Autism)

UPCOMING GUESTS INCLUDE:

 All shows are sponsored by ASL LEGAL SHIELD – SIGN LANGUAGE ACCESS – please check them out for all your legal needs by clicking here

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Everything a New Teacher Should Know.. and I will ASK about! My interview with Otis Kriegel

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Once again I hit the airwaves this Sunday, April 14th in order to delve in to a topic that is of great interest to me.. Helping classroom teachers.

WHY?

Well for starters, statistics are staggering over the number of teachers who are leaving their profession.  Many of the reasons cited have nothing to do with salary but the demands that are placed on teachers which in a short amount of time take an emotional and physical toll.

 Years ago teachers had really a handful of simple professional duties. Instruct. Keep the parents as to progress at report card and conference time. Make sure the students get to lunch and to and from the bus on time. Don’t mess up on the fire drill routine.

Today the average classroom teacher is expected to complete all of the above and  a myriad of other duties which include being a surrogate parent, law enforcer, special education expert, local implementer oft disaster and emergency plans, counselor, behavioral specialist, etc.

All of this is why I am delighted that Otis Kriegel who wrote the book  Everything a New Elementary School Teacher REALLY Needs to Know (But Didn’t Learn in College) will be joining me for this interview.  In essence he will share his “pearls of wisdom” for new and seasoned teachers.  I hope his incredible knowledge and candor will help keep teachers in the classroom and motivate others to become teachers. See the featured video below to get a taste of Otis’ ability to relate and engage.

 I loved the book – it truly is great and I am sure we will discuss the why and how of writing it.  

To listen live please join us Sunday, April 14th at 8pET, 5p PT at the 411 VOICES RADIO NETWORK.

           Click here to listen or access downloads

          New teachers with questions are encouraged to call in during the live show.

Learn more about Otis Kriegel on his website www.otiskriegel.com   

The book is available from the publisher  FREE SPIRIT PUBLISHING   and other locations where books are commonly sold.

No payment was received for this interview or review from the author or publisher. Only a copy of the book.

2 Minutes of Yoga = A Better YOU!

I had the 2_minute_yoga__76235.1341872212.1280.1280pleasure to interview my friend and yoga instructor and trainer of others, Nicole DeAvilla via the 411 VOICES radio network.  She is the founder of the 2 MINUTE YOGA and has a very common sense approach to learning yoga. Her USTREAM online YOGA lessons are gaining momentum and worth the watch.

What I learned during our interview is that not all yoga classes or methods of teaching are the same. There is gentle yoga and also “heavy duty sweat it out” yoga (Bikram style).  I didn’t know that yoga for kids differs from yoga for adults (the energy levels and intent are the reason).   Also, outcomes differ by age group and type of yoga one enjoys. Regardless, Nicole assured us that anyone who has their physicians permission to go forth with a yoga program can benefit as long as the instructor is qualified and the yoga is giving you positive, not negative, physical changes. (Pain is not gain in yoga!)

To listen to how yoga can be integrated in to your life, reduce stress, improve attending, sleep and many more life activities then listen here: 411 VOICES RADIO

Enjoy learning more about this international dynamo and her yoga products by visiting her website  THE 2 MINUTE YOGA SOLUTION

Follow Nicole on FACEBOOK and TWITTER, too!

Here is a recent interview she had via Red Carpet Bay Area.

Hashimoto’s Disease – No match for Lisa McManes!

4 th half Marathon May 2012Please meet  a woman who defines the word – CHAMPION,  Lisa McManes!  Lisa was diagnosed during her early elementary school years as having Hashimoto’s Disease which is an autoimmune thyroid disorder, which among other symptoms, likes to overtake ones’ thyroid leaving the person feeling fatigued and often times overweight.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Lisa on the 411 VOICES SPOTLIGHT radio show this weekend. What I learned is that truly “where there is a will.. there is a way!” You can learn throughout the interview about Lisa’s incredible journey of how she lost one hundred pounds, trained and ran a half- marathon, and now helps others through her inspirational speaking and mentoring.

Connect first with Lisa on Facebook as she documents her every step in  LISA’S WEIGHT LOSS DIARY.   Learn how she inspired others via the RICKI LAKE SHOW.  And, be part of her champion team by reaching out with her on TWITTER.  I believe that Lisa said it best when she was quoted on the Ricki Lake Show website..

My condition requires me to work harder than others and it is taking me a little longer to get the weight off, but IF I CAN DO IT, ANYONE CAN.

Bravo my new friend, Bravo!

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW

Note: Lisa credited her weight loss and improved wellness to many sources including DotFit.  The arm band calculation product was mentioned on the show, however, they are not a sponsor of 411 VOICES.

Please check with your physician prior to starting any weight loss or exercise program.

Recommended Holiday Gifts for People with Special or Unique Needs. TONIGHT- December 2, 2012 – ** We have prizes to give away, too!

 

WINNERS HAVE BEEN CONTACTED- THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO LISTENED LIVE, DOWNLOADED and PARTICIPATED!  Truly appreciated.

 

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411 VOICES SPOTLIGHT radio show will be airing LIVE on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 8pmET / 5pmPT. This show will be chocked full of guests who have holiday GIVEAWAYS.

Giveaway prizes will be announced during the LIVE show and throughout the night of December 2, 2012. Members of 411 VOICES are not eligible to win.

To be eligible to win any of the prizes listed below, simply go to our 411 VOICES Facebook page and comment below the prize announcements. You also can TWEET using the hashtag #411VoicesSpotlight to be eligible to win.
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How to Publish Your Childrens Book?

Are you a person who is sitting on a great idea for a children’s book?

Ever wonder how to make that idea get published?

Well, then today is your lucky day as Maimah Karmo and myself are interviewing Ruth Kaiser from SPONTANEOUS SMILEY    TONIGHT (Sunday, November 12, 2012) at 8pmEastern, 5 pm Pacific via the 411 VOICES Spotlight FEATURED show for BlogTalkRadio.com .

  She also is an OPRAH OWN AMBASSADOR so she knows all about social media and networking!

Read all about her book THE SMILEY BOOK OF COLORS  (By the way a portion of all sales from her book goes directly to OPERATION SMILE)

Follow RUTH on TWITTER @SpontaneSmiley

LISTEN LIVE at 8pm Eastern, 5 pm Pacific here (Press the radio icon)  

LISTEN AS A DOWNLOAD here (Press the download icon)

To purchase SMILEY BOOK OF COLORS  CLICK HERE  

How Social Media can help grow your GROOVY business!

411 VOICES Radio Network has started a new program on Sunday evening- THE SPOTLIGHT.   Our team of experts will take turns sitting in the “host chair” as we bring to the table amazing guests for all to enjoy! This week we will have Stephen Dimmick, Holly Love and Marie Walker Riddle. Three uniquely different individuals with a common bond- they met via TWITTER and the RICKI LAKE SHOW!   Each has their own personal company.  From computer technology to education to makeup stylist for the stars!  They will chat about how social media helped to grow and expand their own businesses.  Yep- we will cover it all!

It should be illegal to have this much fun as a host of a radio show!  I am thrilled to have three of my favorite  social media TWEETMATES joining me and would love for you to “hang out ” with us, too!  So, brew that cup of tea and listen  SUNDAY, NOV. 4th from 10:30-11:30pm ET or 7:30-8:30 PT.  CLICK HERE to LISTEN LIVE or DOWNLOAD LATER

You can be their TWEETMATES too.. simply follow them on TWITTER HERE

STEPHEN DIMMICK @DAILYDIMMICK

HOLLY LOVE @HOLLY_LOVE2

MARIE WALKER RIDDLE @LiveNLime

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