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Karen Palka is the Founder & Executive Director of A Beautiful Me®. She is a creative person who sees the value in each individual and loves to empower ALL women of ALL ages.

Podcast moment for the week of
August 18, 2014.

Break though invisible barriers!

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Thunder And Rain

Loved this great story by Charles Martin, and I thought I would remind you about him as he has a new book coming out in September.  In this novel Texas Ranger Tyler Steele is a modern day cowboy raising his son without his troubled wife.  Along comes Sam and Hope, in need of help.  What is a cowboy going to do, but come to the rescue.  Martin takes the reader into their lives, exploring Tyler’s character – he is a hero to many, but what weaknesses come with the strength of the hero?  Enjoy!


Cathie Martin is an avid reader and
artist. She has had many
roles in life including
her current position
as News Director at
WGRT 102.3 FM.
A highlight of her job
she says is reviewing
books and interviewing

Who’s Talking You Out Of It?

If you had one shot to go after your dream, would you do it? Most of us would say, “Yes! Of course!” but the truth is most of us spend a lot of time thinking about our dreams but never going after them. Is it fear that holds us back? Lack of confidence? Lack of knowledge? I believe it is all of the above but the truth is not one of these should keep us from our bliss.

I know a little about this dream thing first hand. I left the only career life I really knew, and I was pretty good at, to pursue a dream that has been with me for as long as I can remember. Am I scared? Yes! Do I know everything I need to know to pursue this dream? Absolutely not! Do I sometimes try to talk myself out of going after my dream because I think I am not good enough? More times then I care to admit. But guess what? I am doing it anyway.

What is your dream? What is it that keeps you up at night? Is it possible you are not sure exactly what your dream is yet but you know that what you are doing right now is not it? If any of these are true for you then you are already on your way to finding your bliss. The one thing is that you cannot give up. Every set back is a learning experience. Every mistake is not a failure but a lesson. Everything you want in life is out there. You just have to be willing to go for it!

Am I 100% motivated every moment of every day for my dream? I would love to say I am but alas I am human and I am not. That is ok though. I know that those days will come and they will pass but I am still moving forward towards my dream. Do yourself a favor and keep moving towards yours. You will thank yourself for it!

Jessica Swanson is a proud supporter of A Beautiful Me® believing that women and girls can never have too much love, support or guidance. Beautiful women and girls on the inside make for a beautiful world on the outside. Jessica is a freelance writer/copywriter/blogger/content writer and owner of The Write Escape.

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“You can always give without loving, but you can never love without giving.”