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.


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.

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


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, 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.