Charleston powerhouse Jennet Robinson Alterman is a ferocious advocate for women’s empowerment. Her work in the Peace Corps fired her initial passion to help women and when she came back to live in the South, she saw some parallels in how a lack of equity has kept women from power. She talks about that and about whether we’ll see an Equal Rights Amendment passed in her lifetime.
Carolyn Rivers had a successful career in publishing when she felt called to do something else.
That calling became the Sophia Institute in Charleston, SC, a place where teachers and advocates gather to connect and lead on topics of following the feminine, and transformation. In a pre-Corona conversation, Carolyn Rivers talked about how the country is in breakdown mode, but that can ultimately lead to breakthrough.
Depending on my mood, I’m likely to say that I just have big bones, or obsess about whether that freckle is melanoma. Usually these extremes come when I’m stressed out and angry that my body is demanding attention when I’m so freaking busy. Dr. Heather Bartos, talks about how nobody is the boss of our body but us…and how sometimes we abdicate that responsibility to doctors or loers or that tub of ice cream. Taking control of your weight and your health, on Keep it Juicy!
We’re not children anymore, but the stuff that happened to us as children can still have a big impact on our lives. It can block us from living the life we want and it can block us from finding the love we need. And childhood trauma can really kick up a fuss when we try to manage the transitions that are part of being the age we are now. Certified relationship and life coach Riana Milne talks about traumas and transitions.
When I heard about this woman who had her first child at 45 – and that was just one of her many creative endeavors – I had to talk to her. Randi Brill announced at 14 that she was going to grow up to be in charge of something, and she hasn’t stopped leading. She runs QuaraCORE, a creative design agency in Chicago, and Teacher Peach, that sells classroom products and teacher gifts. Her job title is chief creativity lab guru, and keeping up with her when we talked almost got me out of breath! Randi’s one of our featured “Juicys” – because she really does know how to squeeze every drop of juice out of life!