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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


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



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!



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.



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!  


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)


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


Raising a Confident Kid / Tween / Teen Model

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Once a month I host a radio program titled, Parenting the Talent. I have blogged before that I was inspired to do so as a way “pay it forward” to parents and professionals who helped our family when my daughter, Natasha Sattler  was first starting out as a professional actor. Today I had the opportunity to interview Marlene Wallach,  CEO and President of the Wilhelmina Kid- Teen Modeling Agency and author of an array of self -esteem and inspirational books aimed at the tween-teen audience.

Marlene, who hails from my native state of New York and makes me yearn for “home” with her New York accent, gave tons of sage information during our interview. Much of this information is available through her very cheery and comprehensive website geared for the tween and teen crowd – Just Ask Marlene or JAM! On the website one can check out her book which offers the “411” about beauty, fashion and also provides help for those kids who are having a difficult time with self-esteem during the tricky adolescent phase of life.

Below are the highlights of our interview. To hear the interview in its’ entirety please go to iTunes (press the June 28th tab)  or Blog Talk Radio. 

Marlene provided solid information which included the following important words or wisdom for parents and aspiring modelsL 

1- Modeling involves the WHOLE FAMILY.  The entire family will be impacted when one or more members becomes a professional model. Therefore, the WHOLE family needs to understand that changes will occur to family dynamics and routines. Also, commitments need to be honored, even when there is a class trip planned or other event.

2- Education is important. Marlene did not advocate for homeschooling when it came to professional models because of her concerns with socialization. However, she understood that sometimes circumstances necessitate home educating a child. She did mention that summertime was the busiest for kid models with back to school, Halloween and Christmas holiday print and commercial jobs. Therefore, many kids are working models during the “off season” where schooling is concerned.

3. Headshots that look natural are key for older tweens and teens.  And a quality snapshot is acceptable for younger children. (Leave the makeup bag at home! If you are 12, look 12 in your photo.)

4. Parents within the special education community wrote in prior to the show with some questions.  Some have children with Autism or Downs Syndrome. Louise asked Marlene about the likelihood that children with special needs would find regular assignments within the modeling world. She indicated that children with special needs are a niche market and while some companies, such as Toys R Us, conduct many print advertisements with inclusion in mind, most print ads do not incorporate a large number of children with exceptional needs. Yet, Marlene did add a caveat that children who are cooperative, take direction, are able to demonstrate sound reading skills, have parents who are easy going and they too “follow directions” will be more successful in the modeling world.

5. Modeling is an investment.  Parents should be aware that there are “start up fees” such as headshots and resumes.  Also, maintenance fees, such as for travel or wardrobe.

Meet Walden, age 16 and working professional model

1. Marlene noted that most modeling agencies choose 90% of their roster of kids to represent via photos they receive. Traditional “snail” mail is best. Open call does not generate as many contracts as many believe. Marlene gave an example that at a recent open call her agency conducted they interviewed 1500 kids. They signed 30. And of those only five will have regular work. This is not a career for the weary (child nor parents).

2. Marlene advised Walden to make her audition remarkable.  Walden asked how she could best leave an “impression” with the agents when they see so many “new faces” during an open call.  Marlene suggested that she tell a joke or say something that would quickly show her “personality” and help agents to recall her name, face and the lasting “impression” come the end of a busy day when decisions need to be made.

Here is how YOU can learn more about our guests from today’s PARENTING THE TALENT:

To  connect with Marlene or book her for a speaking engagement contact her via her website. Marlene is available to speak about raising a child model, self-esteem with tween and teen girls and other related topics.

To learn more about Marlene’s Tween Lifestyle Collection of books on beauty, fashion and self-esteem go to herJAM website, too!

Ask her a direct question here: justaskmarlene@gmail.com.

To connect with Walden please contact her representative at the UR Supermodels (management group)  

♥ Also, at the beginning and end of this show we gave a shout-out to a niche clothing store with “groovy clothes for all ages”-  the NEW VOGUE SHOP in Wellsville, New York. They generously will give a $50 gift certificate to the FIRST PERSON who goes to their FACEBOOK PAGE and posts the following:  ” I listened to PARENTING THE TALENT and the code is FASHION

Thanks for reading and be sure to check out ALL the 411Voices.com  radio shows, hosts, and much more!

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