Friday, May 10, 2013
Each May we honor the moms who have made our lives possible. Many women find motherhood to be among the most challenging—and rewarding—roles they will ever undertake. This week’s mom-honoring show includes guests Kim Kalicky, author of “Mothers Fulfilled;” Heidi Kirn, cancer survivor and art director of Maine Home+Design; Maine Women’s Fund CEO Sarah Ruef-Lindquist and Board Member Michaela Cavallaro. Join us!
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Sarah joined the Maine Women’s Fund in April 2012. As CEO, she works with the Board and staff to develop long-term strategies to increase the Fund’s philanthropic assets and grow the Fund’s impact and influence throughout Maine. Sarah has extensive experience in fundraising, grantmaking and building organizations’ fiscal efficiency. Most recently, she served as the senior gift planning consultant at Planning for Good, a Midcoast-based consulting practice she founded in 2008, and ran a solo law practice focused on estate and trust planning.
Heidi Kirn, Art Director for Maine Home+Design magazine, returned to Maine 4 years ago from NYC to raise her family by the ocean in Kennebunk, Maine. Artist, musician, and mother of two, Heidi enjoys cycling, the beach, locally grown food, and instagramming. Previously Heidi has been an art teacher and designer for Nickelodeon.
Kim Kalicky is a “Guide” (writer/contributor) on MariaShriver.com. She is also the author of "Mothers Fulfilled" (self-help) and "Away at a Camp in Maine", a travel memoir and first place winner for nonfiction in the 2011 Beach Book Festival national writing contest. She writes a blog at www.yourlongtermfriend.blogspot.com. Her books are available on Amazon.
Read some of the important talking points by Ted Carter of Ted Carter Inspired Landscapes. And, each week, listen for better business tips from the Dr. Lisa Radio Hour business advisor, Marci Booth of BOOTH Maine.
Our financial wellness tip of the week is brought to you by Tom Shepard of Shepard Financial: “I have a reoccurring dream in which I, a high school student, am sent off to an island to live out the evolution of our monetary system in a weeks time. Unlike the hunger games or other post apocoplyptic stories, this experience starts with a solo and ends by building an increasingly complex and integrated system of relationships. Day one gives me the experience of loneliness and the lack of support that must have existed at one time. I learn that I am completely devoid of the instincts needed to survive. Unlike a wild animal, I have no idea what to eat or where to sleep that is safe. I crave the end of day one and the opportunity to partner and share the experience of survival with at least one other person. As the week moves on my dream becomes first pleasant and then tragically chaotic. Like the dream of trying to punch someone or run away I find it difficult to do what I want or to even choose. By day I live out the end of the dream and hope that at least one person at a time we are able to help dreamers punch hard and run fast. Money in all its forms is supposed to be the leverage we need to make life easier."
Enjoy this coming week, and thank you for being a part of our little community. Together we are building a healthier world. Starting right here in Maine.