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Inspirational Women is a weekly podcast that features women who are leaders in their field, entrepreneurs, authors or women carving new paths in education, the environment, charities, crime prevention, health care, domestic issues, and youth outreach.

Inspirational Women is a weekly podcast that features women who are leaders in their field, entrepreneurs, authors or women carving new paths in education, the environment, charities, crime prevention, health care, domestic issues, and youth outreach.


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Inspirational Women is a weekly podcast that features women who are leaders in their field, entrepreneurs, authors or women carving new paths in education, the environment, charities, crime prevention, health care, domestic issues, and youth outreach.








5/22/22: Dr. Julie Gatza - The path to taking care of our gut so we can enjoy good food and feel energized.

Dr. Julie Gatza is one of the nation's top chiropractic physicians with more than 30 years of clinical practice during which she has assisted thousands of patients to resolve a wide variety of physical ailments. Using her understanding of the nervous system, nutrition, and alternative therapies, Dr. Julie brings focus to the digestive system, with what we eat and the timing 'sof these foods. So for any meal and at BBQs, begin with the protein, wait 20-min and eat the veggies, and in another...


5/15/22: Kelly Hargrave - Summertime fun learning for kids, Can't Get Enough Shark Stuff

on Inspirational Women: Kelly Hargrave writes fun nonfiction, whimsical activity books, and engaging guided journals and diaries to inspire kids and draw them into the amazing world around us. Kelly has a new book published by National Geographic: Can't Get Enough Shark Stuff. Big kids can also learn a great deal about these ocean creatures that generally scare us--what about the fact that they have been on the planet for more than 400 million years, there are 500 species, or that some...


5/08/22: Premature births affect us all. Join the Walk for Babies May 14th.

on Inspirational Women: Hayley Statema, Manager of Donor Development for March of Dimes in the Puget Sound area provides some infomation about premature births in the US, and in Washington--we are a little better than the national average, but still too many babies are born early. Amy Thorne is a mom who gave birth early to twins. Her son was born slightly more than 1 lb and lived for 34 days; her daughter was just over 1lb and less than a foot long. Miraculously she survived, and her...


5/01/22 Part 2: Eastside Baby Corner - Provide necessities for kids for their security, support via

Helen Banks Routon is the Director of Development for Eastside Baby Corner which actually serves children and families in need in King and North Pierce County. The services are providing food, diapers, clothing for babies through age 12, and expectant mothers. It's a great model of collaborative effort where agencies such as housing or social workers connect those in need with the source of the things they need.


5/01/22 Part 1: Salish School of Spokane - Indigenous language is the foundation of our culture, support via

at 6am on Inspirational Women: LaRae Wiley is a founding member of the 'Salish School of Spokane' which began just 11 years ago. The school offers free Salish language classes for parents and community members while the children experience immersion school. The elders have provided recordings of the language so students can hear and learn pronunciation. Without this the language, the foundation of a culture fades away, and we all are less because of that.


4/24/22: Inesa Ponomariovaite - Nesas Hemp a full-spectrum CBDa hemp extract

on Inspirational Women: Inesa Ponomariovaite is a holistic health expert who was motivated by her mother's cancer diagnosis to find a natural way to help her. Ultimately, she has developed the world's first full-spectrum CBDa hemp extract. This is a natural remedy that can help with anxiety and stress which is a focus for the conversation with Inesa about Nesas Hemp.


4/17/22: Becky Bohan - A Light on Altered Land--the possiblities in a mature & honest relationship

on Inspirational Women: Becky Bohan is an author. Becky retired as vice president of a training consulting company, and is putting her masters degree in English literature to direct use as she has had 3 novels published. In collaboration with her wife Nancy Manahan, they have co-authored the non-fiction award-winning "Living Consciously, Dying Gracefully: A Journey with Cancer and Beyond". Becky joins us to talk about her novel: A Light on Altered Land, an engaging novel taking us on a...


4/10/22: Alexa Carlin - Trust in the power of your dreams and vision.

on Inspirational Women: Alexa Carlin is a motivational speaker and author of "Adaptable: How to Lead with Curiosity, Pivot with Purpose, and Thrive Through Change". She shares what is an incredible journey, at 21 overcoming a lift threatening illness when she was actually put into an induced coma. Alexa has her own company 'Women Empower X' helping women entrepreneurs grow their businesses and brands through cutting edge courses, events, and publishing division WEX Press.


4/03/22: Shanisty Ireland - Build a healthy immune system with healthy bone broth

Shanisty Ireland is a food and lifestyle influencer who was a TV journalist and now as a mom of 4 and half kiddos uses her journalism talents to create recipes for her family and to share on her blog. She shares the nutritional benefits of bone broth.


4/03/22: Hanna Safley Part 2 - Facing down cancer in her teens = a wise young woman

on Inspirational Women: Hanna Safley returns to share the rest of the story of facing down cancer once again, in the midst of other challenges and yet she is so filled with optimism and energy to reach out and help the community, particularly children and youth.


3/27/22: Hanna Safley - Life's not about what happens to us, it's about our reaction.

on Inspirational Women: Hanna Safley is just 21 chronologically but her life experience and wisdom might make her 101. At 13 Hanna was diagnosed with a rare childhood leukemia. Over 5 years she lived through stages of treatment and then found that a different form of cancer had appeared. Despite the unbelievable challenge Hanna immersed herself in school, now a junior at UW. She's been involved in charitable events in her Tacoma community, in Cancer Pathways, and now is a program assistant...


3/20/22: Joni Rodgers - Life can mean more at 60 and beyond with great/important contributions

on Inspirational Women: Joni Rodgers is an author, screenwriter and celebrity ghostwriter. Facing cancer 30 years ago Joni decided to write a book to share some of her life with her young daughter. Joni was told she might have 5 years to live and so she was focused. Crazy for Trying was that book and is now part of the SIxo Collection that Joni reworked in celebrating her 60th birthday. Joni's story is encouragement for all women to realize that age is just a number, and that wisdom comes...


3/13/22: Nancy Paris - See ballet through the eyes of a 6-year old, Lilly Nilly.

at 6am on Inspirational Women: on this 2nd weekend of Women's History Month, the guest is Nancy Paris, a dancemaker who has performed across the US and in Canada, is a Julliard School alum and now puts her talent to work as an author. Nancy's first book is an entertaining and funny look into the ballet world through the experiences of one 'Lilly Nilly'. The first book: Pardon My French--it's the Language of Ballet: The Adventures of Lilly Nilly. It's quirky and witty, and sure to make us...


3/06/22: Linda Olson | We each have a story. It comes from pain and heals many in the telling.

on Inspirational Women: Linda Olson is the go-to story expert who helps authors, speakers and entrepreneurs impact millions with their stories. She is a TEDx Speaker, multiple bestselling author and founder of Wealth Through Stories. Her mission is to impact a million people a year with multiple authors in her series, Story Matters! Linda's newest book, a compilation of 7 stories is: Story Matters: Empowering Your Hope While Going Through Tough Times. Visit her website to find details for a...


2/27/22: Dr. Gabby Wild is a wildlife veterinarian, provides acupuncture to elephants

on Inspirational Women: Dr. Gabby Wild is a wonderfully unique veterinarian, merging care of wild animals--elephants, tigers, rhinos, etc--with a focus on environmental care and protecting endangered species, and fashion! She is a an eco- and fair-fashion activist, raising funds for her conservation causes. Now she is the author of an amazing book that can be used by and for all ages--"Wild Vet Adventures: Saving Animals Around the World with Dr. Gabby Wild".


2/20/22: Balance, time to dream, to play is critical to our kids' healthy development

On Inspirational Women: Catherine Athans PhD is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 25 years experience guiding individuals and families in their life journeys. In this segment Dr. Athans discusses the mental health crisis affecting our kids, and how we as parents and educators have a responsibility in providing balance, providing the opportunities for our kids to know they are important, valued, needed in this world. Taking time for the simple things of a volleyball game...


2/13/22: From the ocean depths to the outer reaches of the solar system--No Boundaries!

On Inspirational Women: Gabby Salazar is a National Geographic Explorer, a nature and conservation photographer, and a social scientist. Gabby along with Clare Fieseler are the authors of a phenomenal new book from National Geographic: No Boundaries: 25 Women Explorers and Scientists Share Adventures, Inspiration, and Advice. While the book is written for middle school students, its appeal is really for all ages and we can all learn so much from it and support girls and women in the huge...


2/06/22: Hand In Hand makes an impact helping families stay together and in their homes

on Inspirational Women: Hand in Hand is a hugely important non-profit organization in Snohomish County providing the essential services for families and very specifically children. Safe Place is one of the entities providing 72-hour emergency shelter for children who have been separated from their homes due to suspected abuse or neglect. But Safe Place is more than shelter, it's a home-like atmosphere to support the child experiencing the trauma of such separation. Janaela Hopper is the...


1/30/22: Stroke, a brain attack, strikes more women than men in their younger years - Go Red!

on Inspirational Women: February is Heart Health month and Go Red for Women is Friday, February 4, so be sure to wear the RED. Lilian Tsi Stielstra is an ambassador for the American Heart Association and she's a great one. Suffering a stroke brought the dubious honor, but she truly had taken what could have been devastating, and created a better life for herself and her family, and for us if we understand and take her message to heart.


1/23/22: Diane Quintana - Organization in simple steps provides a peaceful comfortable space

on Inspirational Women: Diane Quintana is a professional organizer and co-author of the new book--Filled Up and Overflowing: What to do When Life Events, Chronic Disorganization, and Hoarding Go Overboard. The highly unusual 2020/21 might have created this in our homes as we may have had an office, a school room, a gym, a restaurant all appearing in 'our home'. Diane provides ideas on ways to clear up some clutter, organize work spaces in our homes, and create the model to support possibly a...