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Join Helen Brahms and Molly Burke as we tackle some of the traveling chalenges out there to take you from a tourist to a traveler with confidence to help you get off the beaten path. Today we are going to look at Cultural Awareness when traveling. What things should you be aware of when traveling. What may be okay for you to do or say at home could be offensive in another country and land you with a hefty fine or jail time.
The Lady’s Choice Crisis Intervention and Resource Center, founded in 2003 in Fayetteville, North Carolina by Helen Hooper, is exclusively dedicated to the teaching, building, and empowering of strong women of all ages.
Because women need to be given the proper tools, life skills, and strategies in order to make positive decisions, The Lady’s Choice is there for them no matter their age. Becoming a woman can make a young lady vulnerable and open to life’s unfair attacks and unseen obstacles. Without the proper guidance, education, and cultivation of women, our society will lose valuable leaders of tomorrow and will continue to lose precious mothers and daughters to the negative influences and tumultuous issues that plague women today.
The Lady’s Choice Crisis Intervention and Resource Center promotes high scholastics, mental/physical wellness, morals, and ethical standards, the foundation of our program. With our primary goal of preparing every woman for a perpetual life of success, The Center offers the opportunity for teens to develop a positive self-image while gaining life management, leadership, and communication skills. We assist ladies in making positive decisions concerning their personal endeavors in order to become effective future leaders, successful business women, precise decision-makers, knowledgeable wives, and nurturing mothers.
Our activities include Spring and Fall Tea Events, "Life Support" for Women, Lady's First Mentoring for young adult women, Motivational, Educational Speakers and workshops.
Hybrid Jazz has always strived to show class, dignity and variety with each episode. What you'll hear on 7/22/14 takes all of that to a new level. Helen Sung has been captivating listeners - via recording or live - since she emerged on the New York scene in the late 90's. But I'm getting ahead of myself ;)
Born to Chinese immigrants in Houston, our guest was playing piano at five. Her teacher was strict and permitted Helen to play only Classical music - which she did throughout her education at the respected Houston High School of Performing and Visual Arts. Her motivation for college: to teach and to perform when possible. All that changed when she saw Harry Connick, Jr., on stage - in Helen's last year of University of Texas at Austin.
The transition was swift. Obsessed with visualizing Harry's fingers on the piano, Helen got a hold of Everything-That-Is-Jazz: from Jelly Roll Morton to Keith Jarrett. She received dual degrees in Texas, but her eye was on the inaugural program at the Thelonious Monk Institute in Boston. It was mutual love - Helen's unique talent was now under the watchful eye of Artistic Director, Ron Carter. She toured with the Cream of the Jazz Crop - across the water with Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock. It changed her life. And ours who are fans.
That move to New York cemented what many already knew, including Wynton Marsalis, who now has HIS eye on where Helen Sung will land next. Terri Lyne Carrington knows, Helen having been a key component in the award-winning "Mosaic Project" in 2011. The Kennedy Center realizes her power, too - she is a recipient of the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition.
Her sixth project, "Anthem For a New Day" is brilliant and brave. We could go ON for days about Helen Sung - but let HER tell her story: on 7/22/14 :)
Helen Slater's career has encompassed motion pictures, television, music, and stage. Upon graduating from the famed High School of Performing Arts, her debut film performance inSupergirl, opposite Faye Dunaway and Peter O'Toole, won praise from the most cynical of critics and launched her performing career. She went on to star in such films as The Legend of Billie Jean, Ruthless People, The Secret of My Success, City Slickers, Sticky Fingers, Lassie, No Way Back, The Steal, and Seeing Other People, among others.
A singer and songwriter since her days at the High School of Performing Arts, Helen has performed at clubs and benefits in the Los Angeles area. She has also written music and lyrics for an urban opera, The Ugly Duckling, which has been presented in workshop form, as well as writing the music and lyrics to the musical for John Meek’s The Emperor’s Nightingale. As an artist, Helen has also released four CDs of her own original music, including a unique children’s album about Greek mythology entitled, Myths of Ancient Greece. Keep up with Helen by visiting www.HelenSlater.com.
Small Business Success Talk with Helen Callier
Helen Callier, with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a Six Sigma Black Belt, began her career in Corporate America working for some of the top Fortune 500 Petrochemical and Industrial companies in the world. While serving as an Executive Staff Technical Manager of a Plastics Division of GE, Helen traveled extensively throughout North America, including Canada, Mexico and Central America and had technical unit responsibilities in South America.
While with GE, she embedded in her DNA to always be marketing and even if you’re an Engineer in front of the customer, be marketing because business – even big business like GE – is about relationships. This business experience combined with growing up in a family business fueled Helen’s energies and shaped not only her marketing skills, but honed Helen’s abilities to nurture customer relationships.
Irlen Syndrome (also referred to at times as Meares-Irlen Syndrome, Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome, and Visual Stress) is a problem with the brain’s ability to process visual information. This problem tends to run in families and is not currently identified by other standardized educational or medical tests. This largely unknown and undiagnosed disorder affects approximately 15% of the general population, 50% of individuals with reading and learning difficulties, 30% of individuals with ADHD and autism, and a significant portion of individuals with brain injury, chronic headaches, and migraines. SIgns of Irlen Syndrome include light sensitivity (bright lights, sunlight, fluorescent lights); headaches or migraines; difficulty or discomfort when reading or doing other visually intensive activities; eye strain; or the print or environment looks different than it should.
Helen Irlen, MA, BCPC, LMFT is a pioneer and global leader in the area of visual processing problems and internationally recognized educator, researcher, and scholar. Ms. Irlen has been in the field of education for over 40 years. Her background includes School Psychologist, Licensed Child and Family Therapist, Educational Therapist, Board Certified Professional Counselor, founder and Director of the Adult Learning Disabilities Program at California State University/Long Beach. She is founder and Executive Director of the Irlen Institute, which has over 174 affiliated Irlen Centers worldwide, and over 7,000 educators have been trained to become certified Irlen screeners. Her method for treating visual processing deficits is used in 54 countries. She is the author of Reading By The Colors and The Irlen Revolution: A Guide to Changing Your Perception and Your Life; How a Simple Method Can Change the Lives of Children and Adults with LD, AD/HD, TBI, Dyslexia, Autism, Headaches, Medical Conditions, and Much More.