Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Survivors Helping Survivors




My friend, Michelle, recently got married! She lives in the U.K. We are both part of a community created by The Missing Piece book series... this is a group of compassionate and passionate women who love to assist others, hoping to inspire others to reach greatness by sharing our particular life journeys and the pathways leading to success. This book was released in December 2013.




The next anthology in this series was released in March 2014. In this book, we shared business strategies and the practices and beliefs that propelled our personal business success. Michelle and I wrote our chapters, as well as 24 other wonderful authors.



Just when things were going exceedingly well, my friend ran into a blip....this is the type of blip one is never prepared for and does not voluntarily seek out.  You see, interpersonal violence can be devastating. It shows no mercy and spares no one...it can happen to any one of us, at anytime.



So I am asking YOU, if you can do anything to support this amazing woman and her children, please do!!  After leaving the marital home, they are safe in local shelter. They have done everything in their power. They are brave enough to ask for help and  graceful enough accept it gratefully.  




Another friend has created the following website where you can directly support Michelle's efforts to build a new home for her family. 100% of your donation goes to them!


http://www.gofundme.com/9d3j8o      
Created by C Marmoy on May 21, 2014

Excerpt
"About a week ago, Michelle and her 2 children were locked out of their home by her husband with no access to such basics as food, toilets, clothes, shower etc. etc. for more than 36 hours. Michelle and her children were forced to go into the woods to go to the toilet as he refused to let them back in...." 

click this link to learn more   http://www.gofundme.com/9d3j8o


This is the website to send support directly to Michelle and her children.   

http://www.gofundme.com/9d3j8o

We must all work together -  let's do what we can together!!



Monday, March 17, 2014

the time is NOW...

It's TIME......




The Missing Piece in Business is now released! 30 stories about what it takes to succeed in business...30 ideas to help you go over the challenges of running your own business.




Only one way to get it.....here

http://www.amazon.com/Missing-Piece-Business-Kate-Gardner/dp/0992817307/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395072037&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Missing+Piece+in+Business

Always Yours,
Debra K. Adams, M.A.

Buy IT! The Missing Piece in Business


Buy it today!


click here: http://aq.be/1e6082

"The Missing Piece in Business' is a must read! for women business owner and all entrepreneurs. This anthology is filled to the brim with success strategies and practices to improve your business. Learn from me & my 25 co-authors who have been there, done that, and lived through it!

#anthology,#business, #business-tips, #leadership, #synchronicity, and #women

Always Yours,
Debra K. Adams, MA
http://www,debrakadmsthemissingpiece.com

Launch Day!

 

Available for the first time....

"The Missing Piece in Business"


I am proud to part of this wonderful international anthology! compiled by Kate Gardner and published by CM Publisher, we are pleased to offer this work of success strategies, tried & true, in each chapter by the experienced and entrepreneur Author who contributed to the book.

My chapter is named "Synchronicity in Business: Make the World Go ‘Round."

In my experience, synchronicity is a very important tool that has assisted me in reaching many goals and objectives.   I hope you will enjoy reading it!


BUY the book here:
http://www.amazon.com/Missing-Piece-Business-Kate-Gardner/dp/0992817307/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1394701486&sr=8-5&keywords=The+Missing+Piece+in+Business


Always Yours,

Debra K. Adams, M.A.
#1 International Best Selling Author of "The Missing Piece: A Transformational Journey" 




Sunday, March 16, 2014

Today is the DAY!!! Poster Time!

The Missing Piece in Business



I, Debra K. Adams, M.A., am one of 26 co-authors on the newly released anthology, "The Missing Piece in Business," which is the second of the series!

This poster shows the 26 fabulous business women who contributed chapters to the anthology! My photo is 2nd row, 2nd from the left!


 Purchase this book and get motivated and inspired!


"The Missing Piece in Business" is a must read! For women business owner and all entrepreneurs. This anthology is filled to the brim with success strategies and practices to improve your business. Learn from us because we have been there, done that, and lived through it!

click here to purchase NOW:

Always Yours,

Debra K. Adams, M.A.



Debra SeS: New Book "The Missing Piece in Business"


 Purchase this anthology NOW!!  via Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Missing-Piece-Business-Kate-Gardner/dp/0992817307/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1394701486&sr=8-5&keywords=The+Missing+Piece+in+Business

"The Missing Piece in Business"


No doubt there has been times when you have being tested or you have felt “Is this really worth it?” Only you didn’t give in and you stayed the course, which eventually paid off! That is what this anthology is about...

These Authors are sharing their true and raw experiences, so you would finally know that "are not alone.”

You are learning from the experience of 26 women worldwide and they leave you  a business tip left at the end of each chapter that you can start applying to your own business immediately!

go for it - a must read!!!

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/880505915

Debra K. Adams, M.A. is Co-Author

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Debra SeS: Deal with it!!

This is me, so deal with it!

no longer will I pretend to like the clothes you like, especially when I think they are ugly...

no longer will I lie to protect you, you deserve to know the truth...

no longer will I be "NICE" so your feelings don't get hurt, they are your feelings and you are in charge of them...

no longer will I allow you to speak for me, I have my own voice...

no longer will I watch sporting events non-stop every weekend, when I prefer to read a book...

no longer will I wear my hair long,because I love my short hair!

no longer will I live in fear of your opinion, my opinion matters more to me...

Look out now, I have put on my BIG GIRL Panties, so you will have to deal with it!!



Always Yours,

Debra K. Adams, MA
see my profile here: http://about.me/debrakadamsma
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Debra SeS & 2014 Rock the Red Pump® (#RocktheRedPump) Campaign!



Red Pump Projectr
Save the DATE: March 10, 2014 ( and every March 10 hereafter!)

Do we need a reason to wear red pumps? Maybe and maybe not....
NOW, we have your attention, let's talk  about HIV/AIDS and its impact on women and girls.

On March 10, the United States will recognize National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD).

Launched by the Office of Women’s Health, NWGHAAD is a nationwide observance that encourages people to take action in the fight against HIV/AIDS and raise awareness of its impact on women and girls.

Why is it important to learn as much as we can about HIV/AIDS?

HIV/AIDS in the United States
  • There are currently 1.1 million adults and adolescents in the United States living with HIV.
  • Approximately 1 in 6 people (15.8%) who are infected with HIV do not know that they have been infected
  • Top ten states with the highest rates HIV/AIDS diagnosis are California, New York, Florida, Texas, Illinois, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Georgia
  • 1 in 139 women will be diagnosed with HIV/AIDS at some point within their life.
  • Every 47 minutes, a woman tests positive for HIV in the U.S.
  • The largest number of HIV/AIDS diagnoses during recent years was for women aged 15–39.
  • HIV/AIDS disproportionately affects minority women in the United States. According to the 2005 census, Black and Latina women represent 24% of all US women combined, but accounted for 82% of the estimated total of AIDS diagnoses for women in 2005.
  • There are 34,000 young people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States
  • There are 1,000 new HIV cases among youth every month
  • Youths accounted for 25% (12,200) of new HIV infections in 2010. Of these, 57% were among blacks/African Americans, 20% among Hispanics/Latinos, and 20% among whites
 These numbers are overwhelming. We must take action to provide safety and healthcare for anyone affected by HIV/AIDS.

simple things you can do.....

  • Wear Red Pumps (or shoes of any type!) to stand in solidarity with those affected by the epidemic.

This is  my picture from last year!

  • You can follow the Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/RedPumpProject
  • You can post on Instagram - Tell  why you #RocktheRedPump in 15 secs or less with an Instagram video. Tag the Instagram account (@RedPump) and use the hashtag!
  • Learn about it, talk about it

I ask you to join the 2014 Rock the Red Pump® (#RocktheRedPump) Campaign! I did in 2013 and I am back!!!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Debra SeS: International Women's Day & Women's History Month





March 8 is the day we celebrate everything about being a woman - isn't that fun??

International Women's Day started in 1909 and is a national holiday in many countries!

Below is Rosie the Riveter, have you ever seen this image? This image of Rosie is iconic for women in the USA. There really is a woman who inspired this image - she worked in the factory when all the young US men went to World War II. The sad part of the story is that she lost her job when the men came home...that is when women starting looking for other work and professions, beyond wife and mother.  Yes, that is right, this is when we discovered we could have it all.




It is very appropriate we have the day on March 8, because March is the month we celebrate our history, which I love to call Herstory! Ever wonder why we began marking March in this manner?  Well, click this link, and you will discover the reason!

The Birth of Women's History Month | Womens eNews




Top 10 Women's Activists





As  women who are celebrating and working to improve conditions for all women and girls, we are also trying to change social and cultural norms. In order to accomplish this task, we invite our men into our movement!

Calling all men! It's time YOU take a stand against ‪‎Violence Against W‬omen. Raise your voice & join the HeforShe‬ campaign. 

click here for information on this campaign to include our brothers, fathers and sons...

 

Now it is up to us, as unique and engaged individuals....
what will you do, to inspire change in the world to improve the lives of women and girls?


Always Yours,
Debra K.Adams, M.A.

check out my profile here: http://flavors.me/debrakadamsma
 


Monday, March 3, 2014

The Missing Piece & Debra K Adams, MA

I am so proud of my accomplishment for 2013. I always wanted to write a book and this was the way for me to get started.



 

 

My Missing Piece?


As
ONE of 27 women/authors, from around the world, I share a lesson
learned based on my most profound life experience -- aftermath of a
violent marriage. 
Searching for my true self led me to the study of authenticity.


The Missing Piece & Debra K Adams, MA

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Debra SeS: Love Yourself First!!!

 

Let's talk rose petals, right?  Hmmmm, I think the saying really goes like this, "Let's talk turkey!"  Since I don't know where that cliché comes from, I co-opted it, for my own use. Besides that, rose petals are much prettier, much softer, and much more fragrant. 

Roses are such a beautiful flower. There are national parks & gardens and week(s) long celebrations dedicated to the rose. I live near Portland, OR, where we have a Grand Floral (Rose) Festival every June. Don't forget the Pasadena, CA, Tournament of Roses Parade and football game on every First of January, either.

I want to propose a Self empowerment Strategy for you to consider implementing.

Think about how you take care of your roses (or other favorite blossom/plants). You keep them watered, and fertilized, if necessary. You place them in a beautiful container that enhances their presence. You showcase them in a special room, on a special surface, in special light. You admire them, everytime you see them. You want them to last forever because of the joy they bring to you.

What would your world be like if you showed as much care and concern for yourself? Can you love yourself in the same way you love your flowers? Because, it really is important you DO love yourself. Also, it is important that you love yourself First!

Loving yourself first - that is what I call a "Self Empowerment Strategy." When you choose to love yourself, you are taking the MOST important and empowering step you could ever take. Only you can do that. Only you can love yourself first! When you make YOU the first priority, you will become a better friend, a better family member, a better co-worker, a better Human Being. 

Isn't that what we all want? Let's all choose to love ourselves first, right now!

don't forget to take time to listen to my Debra SeS Radio Show
click the image below to hear the most recent show!




Sunday, February 16, 2014

My Wild and Whacky Week


Yes, it has been that kind of week! for me, at least.....

As an activist / advocate / radio show host / speaker / author, it has been jam packed with events and causes and issues!

Last Monday, I put on my Program Director and Co-founder hat for the National Women's Coalition Against Violence and Exploitation to attend a meeting with a group of volunteers who may possibly select our nonprofit as the beneficiary of their fundraising event!  That was exciting because we have not found a 'niche' event to become our annual event. I found it invigorating to answer their questions and absorb their enthusiasm, too. What a great way to start off the week.

NWCAVE


Tuesday is my radio show... named "Debra SeS" on Bold Radio Station on Tuesdays at 5:30 pm PST. I always look forward to meeting the guest and the sharing of information we exchange. Guess what? My guest was a "no show." Goodness, what is a girl to do?  Well, the show must go on, you know, so I jumped into it with both feet! I spent some radio time talking about taking risks can be scary but very beneficial, no matter your age or your situation! Take a listen to it here  " Debra SeS - Meet Debra!" or click the image below.

http://www.spreaker.com/user/boldradiostation/child-abuse-how-it-effects-us?utm_source=widget&utm_medium=widget


Friday was V-Day ! Billion Rising. Read their mission statement if you have NOT heard of it yet. NWCAVE had organized a #1BillionRising Virtual Event for those who could NOT get time away from work & home obligations. I was in charge of 3 of 8 grandkids that day ! No problem, right? I video aped them Rising, Dancing For Justice! We had our own little event in the home. I am helping to raise the next generation of activists, you know!



 my 3 Presidents - Kennedy (6), Lincoln (3), & Jaxon (8). I am such a proud Gramma!

I even worked on Saturday, prior to our family birthday party for my son and grandson!
It was for such a great cause....A Global Conversation on Human and Sex Trafficking. It was organized by Unite Women, read our mission statement!  I am the UniteWomen Washington State Director


UniteWomen


It was sponsored by Authors on the Air Global Radio Network. We had a terrific panel, too. Somehow we managed to be engaged for 2.5 hours! Listen to the podcast, anytime......click the image below.

Global Conversation on Human & Sex Trafficking



Fortunately, my frantic schedule did NOT kill me. In fact, it has made me stronger. Strong enough to benchpress a Buick? NO, maybe not.

 Whew... it really has been a fun-filled and very active week!  I remember that old adage, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." Of course, I have to give it my personal spin...



Always Your Shameless Agitator,

Debra K. Adams, M.A.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Debra SeS: Choose to Lose the Drama




What? The new year, 2014, is 27 days old. How did that happen, right? I am still formulating my resolutions! I guess I am a little slow because I am fighting the warp speed of our existence!

January has been packed with activity.  Each day is brimming with appointments, events, and tasks -- beginning from dawn to dusk and through the night. Living in the 21st century involves 24 hour access between family members and business partners and connections. It is exhausting to even write it down!

I have difficulty finding time to practice my own #SelfEmpowermentStrategies! I have already been sick in 2014, giving me the choice to cancel my #DebraSeS Radio Show last week. (Every Tuesday at 5:30 pm PST/8:30 EST on BOLD Radio Station at http://www.boldradiostation.com/debra-k-adams/)

The speed of life is detrimental to a human being's serenity, that is what I think! I don't know if I can actually slow down the process of time and tasks, but I do have choices to make.  You do, too.

What is it about choices that scare us? Are we afraid because we may make the wrong choice? And who gets to determine right and wrong anyway? Let's break it down to the nitty-gritty.

Did you know there is a "Choice Theory"? Good, because there is! Google it, you will be surprised at the amount of literature on the subject.  It was developed by William Glasser to describe behavior based on meeting the basic needs of human genetic structure. It is our behavior that helps us build and maintain relationships with people who matter to us, in all aspects of our daily lives.

Here is what I have learned personally, by trial and error, on the topic of CHOICE. It is a decision, mine to make, that guides my behaviors as I carry out the choice. 

Self Empowerment Strategies for CHOICE

1. I am responsible for all my choices.
2. I have the power to make choices for ME! 
3. My choice determines the outcome of my actions.
4. If my choice results in negative feelings, thoughts, or deeds, I can make a new choice.

Wait a minute...did you read #4?  I can make a NEW choice?!  Many of us were raised with the notion that once you make a decision, you must live with it, as in "f o r e v e r."  However, I have discovered when I make a new choice and change my behaviors, the world still revolves on its axis! This is the good news, in 2014, we can make a choice, and then we can make a new choice. And if we still don't like what is going on for us, we can make another choice, and on and on.....are you with me?

If we are going to accept the premise I have outlined above, that means when life gets too busy, too big, too blahhhhh....we have a choice to make. 

I will choose to lose the drama, how about you?? I am looking for a little more serenity, a little peace, a little more quiet, a little more down time 

Please join me --  Choose To Lose The DRAMA!

Always Yours, Debra K. Adams, MA

  1. All we can give another person is information.
  2. All long-lasting psychological problems are relationship problems.
  3. The problem relationship is always part of our present life.
  4. What happened in the past has everything to do with what we are today, but we can only satisfy our basic needs right now and plan to continue satisfying them in the future.
  5. We can only satisfy our needs by satisfying the pictures in our Quality World.
  6. All we do is behave.
  7. All behavior is Total Behavior and is made up of four components: acting, thinking, feeling and physiology
  8. All Total Behavior is chosen, but we only have direct control over the acting and thinking components. We can only control our feeling and physiology indirectly through how we choose to act and think.
  9. All Total Behavior is designated by verbs and named by the
    part that is the most recognizable.
- See more at: http://www.brucedavenport.com/#sthash.4f4ThUcs.dpuf
The Ten Axioms of Choice Theory
  1. The only person whose behavior we can control is our own.
  2. All we can give another person is information.
  3. All long-lasting psychological problems are relationship problems.
  4. The problem relationship is always part of our present life.
  5. What happened in the past has everything to do with what we are today, but we can only satisfy our basic needs right now and plan to continue satisfying them in the future.
  6. We can only satisfy our needs by satisfying the pictures in our Quality World.
  7. All we do is behave.
  8. All behavior is Total Behavior and is made up of four components: acting, thinking, feeling and physiology
  9. All Total Behavior is chosen, but we only have direct control over the acting and thinking components. We can only control our feeling and physiology indirectly through how we choose to act and think.
  10. All Total Behavior is designated by verbs and named by the
    part that is the most recognizable.
- See more at: http://www.brucedavenport.com/#sthash.4f4ThUcs.dpuf
The Ten Axioms of Choice Theory
  1. The only person whose behavior we can control is our own.
  2. All we can give another person is information.
  3. All long-lasting psychological problems are relationship problems.
  4. The problem relationship is always part of our present life.
  5. What happened in the past has everything to do with what we are today, but we can only satisfy our basic needs right now and plan to continue satisfying them in the future.
  6. We can only satisfy our needs by satisfying the pictures in our Quality World.
  7. All we do is behave.
  8. All behavior is Total Behavior and is made up of four components: acting, thinking, feeling and physiology
  9. All Total Behavior is chosen, but we only have direct control over the acting and thinking components. We can only control our feeling and physiology indirectly through how we choose to act and think.
  10. All Total Behavior is designated by verbs and named by the
    part that is the most recognizable.
- See more at: http://www.brucedavenport.com/#sthash.4f4ThUcs.dpuf