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May 26, 2014

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Mary Schiendler reaps rewards of reaching for adventure

Mary Schiendler, program director of Inside Edge, is blessed with a sense of adventure that has taken her on roads to which others may have said a simple, “No thank you.” In an era when women so often got teaching credentials as the default educational mode, she chose business school for which she was entirely […]


March 4, 2014

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Robin L. Flanigan on her book, climbing Mt.Kilimanjaro and adopting her daughter

Robin L. Flanigan is a freelance writer with a wide variety of experience who knows how to talk about what is important and do it with the kind of honesty that lets others into her personal sphere. She knows that sharing stories is a direct route to helping other people. So she writes essays. And, […]


December 11, 2013

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Marshall takes on the North Idaho Aryan Nation

Marshall Mend has come a long and heroic way in his life. A high school dropout who became a success in the meat and seafood business, who followed the advice of some of the great motivational speakers to even greater success, who moved to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho so he could live someplace friendlier than Los […]


December 3, 2013

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The Marshall Mend Show, yes he is back

Once again, Marshall Mend is back, this time to talk about this making a home in Coeur d”Alene Idaho, how he got into real estate, how he got what he calls his double doctorate in motivational psychology and his triple doctorate in sales. Yes, the fellow who dropped out of high school. He needed that […]


November 18, 2013

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The education of Marshall Mend

Marshall Mend thought he should attend high school just when he felt like it. The principal thought he should attend Monday through Friday, so they parted ways. Marshall dropped out of high school to join his father in the butcher business and then start his own meat delivery company. How he ended up the steak […]


November 11, 2013

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Suzie Woodward Morris is simply enough incomparable

Suzie Woodward Morris is a San Francisco based fashion consultant who, thanks to Skype, has no actual geographic limitations. That is understated. It seems she has no limits at all, able as she is to change direction at will. She is the oldest of 10 children and the one raven haired vision in a family […]


October 17, 2013

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Rev. Maggie Oman Shannon crafts calm

Rev. Maggie Oman Shannon, author of Crafting Calm:: Projects and Practices for Creativity and Contemplation, is a woman of many talents and generous in her sharing them. Sharing she has been doing not only in her capacity as the Spiritual Director of Unity Spiritual Center of San Francisco but through her writing. She is the author of 6 books, […]


July 17, 2013

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Monique LeSarre on self-awareness transformation and love

Dr. Monique LeSarre has taken a long and detailed journey on the road to becoming herself. Having moved 18 times in her first 16 years, she knows something about starting over, adapting and being an outsider. She knows, also, the power she has since infancy to make others happy. To listen to her talk about her […]


July 2, 2013

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Jane Bragg on letting go of an intense romance

Storyteller Jane Bragg is back with another goodbye story; this one of a decades-ago romance that had her in its grip until she was able to say a goodbye. Saying goodbye, that is the trick. Jane’s candor in talking about this relationship that had run its course is not only refreshing but a teaching in […]


June 10, 2012

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Jeremi McManus gets you ready to start dating

Jeremi McManus holds many titles all of which help you become your best self. Today we focus on Jeremi as a dating coach with clear, encouraging and over-the-top sensible advice that once heard will strike you as so sane that you might well wonder why you didn’t think of it yourself. Oh, well, that is, after […]