Synopsis

Busy Ladies offers a unique and personal perspective on how to handle family, work, health, happiness and life in general. We share with you how we begin each new day trying to be the best we can be. We talk to women about what matters most in their lives. If you want to learn or share some new and different ideas then join the Busy Ladies! Hopefully in the process we can also entertain you!!

Episodes

  • Paying It Forward, Sharing, Doing, Giving and Helping

    Paying It Forward, Sharing, Doing, Giving and Helping

    30/11/2017 Duration: 35min

    Today we will be talking about this season of Paying It Forward: whether it’s donating, giving, helping, sharing, doing…. ways that all of us can get involved.

  • Never Stop Learning

    Never Stop Learning

    01/09/2017 Duration: 32min

    It’s that time of year again! Schools from Kindergarten to College are back in session and assignments, readings, and projects have begun. For those of us out of school, does that mean we are done learning? How and where can we expand our learning experiences? What would you go back to school for? What’s something new that you are currently learning or would like to learn?

  • Communication Skills

    Communication Skills

    11/08/2017 Duration: 43min

    Being able to communicate effectively is the most important of all life skills. Be clear and concise and be confident in what you are going to say before you start communicating. Communication is simply the act of transferring information from one place to another. It may be vocally (using voice), written (using printed or digital media such as books, magazines, websites or emails), visually (using logos, maps, charts or graphs) or non-verbally (using body language, gestures and the tone and pitch of voice).

  • Building Confidence – Health, Work and Relationships

    Building Confidence – Health, Work and Relationships

    10/06/2017 Duration: 47min

    Today we’re going to be talking about building confidence. Whether it be in your health, your career, or in your relationships! It is so easy to point out the negative, talk ourselves out of things, and not give ourselves enough credit. It’s time we stop looking for other people to build up our confidence and spend some time dedicating working on ourselves!

  • Creating a Homegrown Living Space

    Creating a Homegrown Living Space

    30/04/2017 Duration: 45min

    Today we are going to be talking about creating and living with a “home grown” lifestyle. We’ll be covering topics like where to start, costs, home gardens, do it yourself recipes, and urban farm animals! A strong trend is today’s lifestyle is self-sufficiency and living a more “homemade” and natural lifestyle. People are growing their own food, making their own cleaning products, and even raising animals for meat, milk, or eggs! I think I would like a couple of fruit trees but then I am afraid of what might go to waste and for me that defeats the purpose.

  • Finding Your Happiness

    Finding Your Happiness

    31/03/2017 Duration: 42min

    Today we are talking about Finding Your happiness. It is really common and quite easy to ask someone, “Are you happy?”. We usually respond, “Yes, of course I’m happy. I have a happy life.” But what if we really stop and think about our lives, in the moment? We are all so busy and moving so fast, we really don’t take the time to think about the things we do, if they make us happy, and if we really want to be doing them. We are going to talk about using tools to find our happiness, and focusing on it to better our lives.

  • What changes are you making? Are you looking for a new beginning?

    What changes are you making? Are you looking for a new beginning?

    17/02/2017 Duration: 42min

    Change is scary and we need to conquer those fears and tell ourselves we can do it. If you feel like you failed the first time, just look at how far you have progressed and pick up from there. Have confidence in yourself and a friend help you along the way. You have only failed if you have never tried!!!

  • How do you find your Joy? How do you find the good in your life?

    How do you find your Joy? How do you find the good in your life?

    27/01/2017 Duration: 46min

    We spend part of our lives trying to be more positive and joyful in everyday situations. We often wonder why this can be difficult for some and easier for others. A simple smile can certainly change someone else's day. Treating others with respect and a smile can add joy to your life and will definitely add to theirs. In today's’ world most find people are more focused with outside sources instead of what is right in front of them. We have become a world that lives in the social media realm hiding behind a facade. The days of politeness have started to disappear, so let's talk about how we can begin the change within ourselves and hopefully pass on to others.

  • Holidays And Celebrations Around The World

    Holidays And Celebrations Around The World

    20/12/2016 Duration: 32min

    What holidays do you celebrate? Join Anaya and Debbie as they talk about different holidays and celebrations that other countries participate in. We found it very interesting to see if they celebrate Christmas like we do in the U.S. and what their traditions include. Family traditions are important to us and we share what some of ours are.

  • Planning For A Trip?

    Planning For A Trip?

    13/11/2016 Duration: 36min

    Planning for a trip? What do you need to take? How many suitcases do you need? How will you remember everything you need to do and take? Join us as we help you figure that out!!! The Holidays are upon us and many of us will be doing just that. If you are on of those people then please listen to the Busy Ladies as we talk about what you should do before your vacation even starts. Do you feel like you are well prepared for your trip or are you one of those that waits to the last minute? We have found that making a list and following that list has worked best for us.

  • Women Of The 2016 Olympics – GO USA!!!!

    Women Of The 2016 Olympics – GO USA!!!!

    19/08/2016 Duration: 38min

    So how many of you can’t wait for the Olympics every four years? Do any of you try to watch every sport they televise and lose sleep in the process? This year the Olympics had so many women athletes who made history and broke records. We noticed that 55% of the prime time sports coverage during the Olympics were women’s events. We also discuss some of the negative comments which have been made towards athletes and cover a multitude of sports during prime time and those not covered. Anaya and Debbie have enjoyed the Olympics so far and hope all of the athletes fulfill their dreams. Join us as we talk about the ones that touched us.

  • Self reflection – Only you have the power to make changes!

    Self reflection – Only you have the power to make changes!

    15/07/2016 Duration: 33min

    A lot can happen in a year. You have 365 days to do something extraordinary with your life. Get closer to the life you have always dreamed of living. What are some of the changes and challenges that have impacted you this year? What were some of your goals for the next year?

  • Growing Older It Can’t Be All That Bad!

    Growing Older It Can’t Be All That Bad!

    11/06/2016 Duration: 37min

    As you know we like to keep our topics relevant and relatable to women of all ages. Aging is something all of us are doing and can relate to. No matter what decade of life you’re in, aging is a natural part of life. Yes, we are aware of the warfare it is waging on our health and bodies at some point, but there are also so many blessings and benefits to growing older.

  • How Are We Recognized For Hard Work And Effort?

    How Are We Recognized For Hard Work And Effort?

    01/06/2016 Duration: 29min

    We are surrounded daily by people that work hard, make an effort, and show kindness and generosity without being asked. Most of the time this goes unrecognized. It’s important to acknowledge hard work and outstanding performance, show people they are valued, and sometimes to simply show gratitude or appreciation.

  • How Women’s Roles Changed Over The Last 100 Years

    How Women’s Roles Changed Over The Last 100 Years

    20/05/2016 Duration: 40min

    Girls today are unaware of the limitations women experienced 100 years ago. They take for granted the opportunities presented to them and don’t know about the struggles women had to fight to conquer equality and acceptance. Learning about our history goes way beyond learning about a few famous women during one month. The scope of the jobs women could hold were those of housewives and teachers! Women never held positions of what the men considered important. Thankfully, as women who were called upon during WWII to pick up the jobs the men could no longer do, we had finally found our place in the world.

  • To Have Good Friendships You Need To Be A Good Friend

    To Have Good Friendships You Need To Be A Good Friend

    26/04/2016 Duration: 44min

    Friends may come in and out of your life for a season - we have friends of convenience (work, neighborhood, hobbies) and lives change. Not all friendships last forever, and mourning a friendship that has ended or withered away over time does not necessarily mean either of you were bad friends to each other. What it does mean life takes us on a different routes sometimes and there are more people for us to be connected to in the future.

  • Women Role Models

    Women Role Models

    13/03/2016 Duration: 39min

    Women Role Models and their positive impacts on our lives. Who are some of the famous women in the world that have had a positive impact on our lives. We’ll discuss who our big influences are and what we’re looking for in a positive female role model. From Olympic swimmers, former First Ladies, poets, civil rights activists, singers and songwriters to women inventors.

  • Are You An Authentic Woman?

    Are You An Authentic Woman?

    15/02/2016 Duration: 36min

    We tackle the subject of being an authentic women. Do you talk about other women behind their backs? Are you being true to yourself? As women and as role models to our sons, daughters, and others we need to treat women with respect and not be judgmental. We have no idea what other women are going through so is it fair to talk about them to others? We should be walking up to them and telling them we are there for them and they have our support.

  • The Joy of Grandparenting

    The Joy of Grandparenting

    22/01/2016 Duration: 27min

    GrandparentsOne of the greatest joys of life is becoming a Grandparent. Certainly there are numerous phases of emotion and thought when the time approaches; however, life will reward you with a special gift. Steve and Debbie discuss their lives with three Grandchildren and the impact it has had from the beginning to now being teenagers. As Debbie states “They are the light of my life. They still like hanging out with us so that makes me super happy”.

  • Are You Prepared For The Holidays?

    Are You Prepared For The Holidays?

    10/12/2015 Duration: 52min

    For most, the holiday season is a busy and stressful time of the year but how do you balance time and health to make it an enjoyable experience. Debbie and Anaya take on the topic of keeping yourself healthy physically and mentally during these times.

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