About Positively Living Positively Women Radio Show

The radio show that educates and encourages women with positive news , inspirational words and vital information to enable positive women to support themselves and their family during the negative times of life. To stay positive you must be exposed to the positive of the world but also receive knowledge to survive the negative in world. Host Leslie Godbold delivers both in this one hour weekly radio show from WZGM radio station in Asheville NC

Positively Living has made YOU the focus for 2015! Improving all areas of your life, together!

Positively Living has made YOU the focus for 2015! Improving all areas of your life, together!

For 2015, we at Positively Living are dedicating our shows to You!

We have done the research ,we have spoken with experts and everyday people about business, relationship, personal growth, children, parents, ,happiness, sex, aging, mind sets, behaviors and more . We want thoughts, experiences, expertise and more on the topics and questions , you have been contacting us with. We want to hear from you!

“How can I stand out from the competition? What are the topic 5 steps I can take to be successful? Why can’t I be the best at something? How can I help my friend, children, self, community survive ___________________?”

Research has shown over and over again, the benefits of having a positive perspective. From relationships, to work, to personal growth and happiness, positive perspective can make a tremendous impact in every area of your life.

During January, we will focus on the Power of Positive Perspectives! Host Leslie Godbold will start each show with a step or action that will inform and inspire you to shift back to being that positive light you want to be.

On Today’s “Positively Living with Leslie Godbold

Today, Leslie shares information and positive inspiration on a simple action that can start to improve your perspective within days.

Also on today’s show are interviews with two women who are moving forward and taking action to improve the lives or business of others.

A local woman, Tracy Porter and a colleague join us to explain about these power strips, you have asked about. The bandage strip that delivers pain relief with naturally . How does it work? What is in it? A local woman who is making a difference!

Social Profit Strategies’s Michelle Smith will join us to share the reasons and solutions , when You have the drive and determination to improve the world but there is a few hick ups in the process. Even non-profits have to keep the lights on!

We end with a laugh or a chuckle, in our Laugh Out Loud segment but also your action step to make the difference you want in your life!

All this and more on today’s a Positively Living with Leslie Godbold!

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Host Leslie Godbold loves to hear from you! Please share your thoughts, recommendations, questions, problems,stories, lessons learned and successes by emailing her at leslie@lesliegodbold.com

Positively Living with Leslie Godbold broadcasts every Monday at 9am WSVM 1490am VRadio from Hickory, Morganton and Valdese
@ Noon on WZGM 1350am Independent Asheville Radio . The noon broadcast can be heard on you tunein app. Search for the “Positively Living ” channel. Please make it your favorite on tunein, thanks!

Free Podcasts are also available for your listening on your schedule. Go to our web site http://www.positivelylivingpositivelywomen.com

Large Job Fair coming to Asheville NC on January 7th 2015

Job Fair employers announced
Job seekers with a New Year’s resolution of advancing their career in 2015 can start with the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce’s 9th Annual Homecoming Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Presented by The Omni Grove Park Inn, the job fair will be held at the Davis Event Center at the WNC Agriculture Center in Fletcher.

With nearly 100 employers and job seeker resources slated to attend, Western North Carolina’s largest annual job fair will showcase regional employment opportunities in growth industries, including advanced manufacturing, health services, technology, financial services, and hospitality.

New Belgium Brewing will kick off its Asheville hiring process at the Chamber’s job fair and will be hiring for about 50 positions throughout 2015 for its new brewery in West Asheville and its distribution center in Enka-Candler. Also new in 2015, Venture Asheville and a handful of high-growth tech and startup companies, including BuildFax, RISC Networks, Hot Wax and Trunk Media, will be represented and seeking talent to hire.

In total, participating companies will be looking to fill an estimated 6,000 positions available in the region. Information on participating employers is currently listed online at http://www.HomecomingJobFair.com.

As an added benefit, the job fair will include career seminars sponsored by AARP for area job seekers at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. titled, “Life Reimagined for Work: Are you 40+ and wanting to find work or make a career change?” Job seekers are encouraged to bring resumes for distribution, as many employers will accept applications at the event.

Buncombe County has an outbreak of Pertsussis aka whooping cough per Buncombe County Health Department

Increase in Whooping Cough in WNC:
3 Steps that provide a “Shield of Protection”

Recently, there has been an increase in the number of persons sick with pertussis (whooping cough) in Western N.C., including Buncombe County and some surrounding counties. Buncombe County currently has 19 cases of pertussis.

Pertussis is an infection that affects the upper airways and is easily spread from person-to-person by coughing or sneezing. Anyone can get pertussis but it is especially dangerous and can even be deadly for babies. About 50% of all infants younger than one year of age who get pertussis are hospitalized. Most people who die from whooping cough are infants that are too young to be fully immunized.

At first, symptoms are typically like those of the common cold, including:
· Runny nose;
· Low-grade fever; and
· Mild, occasional cough.
· Infants may have a pause in their breathing, known as apnea.

After one to two weeks, symptoms can worsen to include:
· Severe coughing fits or spells, followed by a high-pitched “whoop” sound when a breath is taken;
· Vomiting (throwing-up) after coughing fits, especially in young children; and
· Exhaustion (feeling very tired) after coughing fits.
· The illness can be less severe and the typical “whoop” can be absent in teens and adults, especially those who have been immunized against pertussis.

Three simple steps can provide a shield of protection for individuals and their loved ones against pertussis and other deadly preventable diseases.

Step 1: Get Immunized
The best way to prevent pertussis is to get immunized. DTaP is the immunization given to infants and children starting at 2 months of age. Because young children are not adequately protected against pertussis until they have received at least three doses of DTaP, it is also especially important that family members, caregivers of infants, and members in our community are immunized against pertussis. Based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations, Buncombe County Medical Director Dr. Jennifer Mullendore strongly recommends a one-time Tdap booster for preteens, teens and adults. It is also recommended that all women receive a Tdap booster in the third trimester of each pregnancy, regardless of whether they were already immunized.

By staying up-to-date on immunizations, individuals provide a shield of protection not only for themselves and their loved ones but also to vulnerable populations like infants and small children, those with pre-existing health conditions, and the elderly by reducing the likelihood of spreading preventable communicable diseases like pertussis.

Step 2: Practice Good Health Habits
Practicing good health habits, like frequent handwashing or using alcohol-based hand sanitizers and covering your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, can help prevent the spread of pertussis and other illnesses.

Step 3: Sick? See your Health Care Provider
Early diagnosis and treatment of pertussis is very important to prevent spread of the infection. Anyone with symptoms of pertussis should stay home from school, work or other group activities and make an appointment with their doctor. Contact your health care provider if you or your child has symptoms of pertussis. Sometimes antibiotics are given to people who have been exposed to pertussis even if they don’t have symptoms. This is done to protect babies and other vulnerable people from pertussis.

Individuals should contact their health care provider, pharmacy or local health department to get up-to-date on Tdap and other immunizations to protect themselves and their families. Visit http://www.buncombecounty.org/immunize for more information and watch and share our Pertussis PSA below.

Positively Living today, who is this Celebrity? Can you guess?

On today’s Laugh Out Loud, we have funny “Whose line is it” clip to focus on a female celebrity. Can you guess who she is?

One clue to help you:
Her quote ”
Pour yourself a drink,
Put on your lipstick and Pull yourself together”
Even if you know who she is, don’t miss her hilarious clip! At 9:45 on WSVM VRadio 1490 Morganton/Hickory/Valdese, 3:45 on WZGM 1350 Independent Asheville Radio Asheville/Black Mountain and 3:45pm on the Positively Living channel on Your tunein app! Have fun!

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Have you ever been bullied? How did it make you feel?

Have you ever been bullied? How did it make you feel?
Have you been a witness to someone being bullied? How did it make you feel? What did you do?

Today on Positively Living , we share with you the experience and feelings by several people who were bullied. In their own words.

In awareness that October is Bullying Prevention Month, please share your experience, thoughts and feelings with those who are being bullied.
Those being bullied need to know they are not alone!
Bullies must hear that bullying is not acceptable!

Today’s episode of Positively Living focusing on Bullying Prevention may bring information that may help you, your loved ones or change the role of being a bystander. Airs 9am on WSVM am1490 Radio Hickory, Morgonton and Valdesse and 3pm on 1350 WZGM Black Mountain Asheville.

Remember when your word and a handshake meant something

Remember when your word and a handshake meant something

Do you remember when you always tried your best to keep your word? Now it seems that many will say it doesn’t matter.
A lawyer will say “Must be in writing” Your boss may say ” I’ll believe it when I see it” Your client may try to take what they can get for free”
But I still think most people try to do right. When someone tells me, they will do this or that, I believe them. If I shake hands with someone or they give me their word, I trust them. I try my best to be honest and keep my word, why should I doubt others?
I am not saying to stop having signed contracts so your lawyer doesn’t have a heart attack. That is legal business stuff. You have to do it. What I am saying is let’s stop letting the “bad” “untruthful” and “liars” turn our perspective into “doubting Thomases”
As the saying goes “What you put out there, comes back to you”
Today I will trust everyone! I will not let the negative people make me negative! Let the good guys win!
What do you think?

Blue Shirt Day® World Day Of Bullying Prevention and a Smile!

Blue Shirt Day® World Day Of Bullying Prevention and a Smile!

Today is Blue Shirt Day® World Day Of Bullying Prevention! Tell everyone you know to wear a BLUE Shirt on Monday, 10-6-14. Let’s put an end to bullying, cyberbullying, other digital abuse, hatred, racism and homophobia and STOMP Out Bullying everywhere! In schools, communities, at work, & on social media pages. It doesn’t matter what shirt you wear on October 6th as long as it’s BLUE!! #GoBlue2EndBullying2014

Let’s go a step above today’s goal and share a smile to everyone we see while wearing our blue shirt. Yes , take a stand against bullying and making everyone’s day brighter with our smiles

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World Day of Bullying Prevention stand up with a smile

Let’s celebrate the awesomeness of the new Mrs. George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin

Let’s celebrate the awesomeness of the new Mrs. George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin
Positively Living, Positively Women radio show
Written by Leslie Godbold

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Mr. and Mrs. George Clooney emerge to public after ceremony and party . courtesy of Just Jared

 

Ladies , we have another woman whom we should celebrate for being a beautiful woman in her own right.
The new wife of George. Clooney, Amal Alamuddins is beautiful and charming but let’s not dim the light on the other facets of Amal. Her heart, intelligence and drive round out this remarkable young woman.
Yes she has married George Clooney so now let’s also add a “happily married wife” to her personal life resume.

Amal was born February 3, 1978 in Beirut Lebanon to Ramzi and Baria Alamuddin. She has 3 brothers and sisters. Amal is an accomplished international lawyer with a BA/LLB from St. Hugh’s College, Oxford University and a Masters of Law degree from New York University of Law. Besides currently filling the position of barrister in London, representing clients in cases before the International Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights she also serves on a variety of United Nations commissions.

Amal is also a scholar, she co-edited the book The Special Tribunal for Lebanon: Law and Practice. In addition, Alamuddin has served as a guest lecturer on international criminal law in London, New York, the Hague Academy of International Law and The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Amal Alamuddin- wife, lawyer, activist, scholar, advisor, daughter, sister, the list continues growing for this amazing woman.
Remember, Celebrating the wonderfulness of another woman does not speak less of any other woman. In fact in celebrating the happiness and accomplishments of another woman brings a light to our heart and the wonderful celebration of all women.

More info on Amal:
http://nypost.com/2014/04/28/meet-amal-alamuddin-the-future-mrs-clooney/
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/09/28/meet-amal-alamuddin-george-clooney-s-wife.html

 

sources:

Forbes. “International Lawyer and Scholar Amal Alamuddin engaged to George Clooney” 4/27/2014

JustJared.Com, George Clooney & Amal Alamuddin: First Post-Wedding Photos 9/28/2014

Immediate attention: 6 confirmed cases of Enterovirus D-68 in NC. All cases children under 10

or Immediate Release

Confirmed Cases of EV-D68 in North Carolina

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services confirmed Sept. 22, 2014, the presence of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in six patients from North Carolina. The presence of enterovirus D68 in North Carolina does not change any recommendations for prevention and treatment. The specimens that tested positive for EV-D68 were obtained from children ages 10 and under with respiratory illnesses. Specific information about the children, including county of residence or hospital location, is not being released in order to protect patient confidentiality.

Enteroviruses are transmitted through close contact with an infected person, or by touching objects or surfaces that are contaminated with the virus and then touching the mouth, nose or eyes. Buncombe County Health Officials encourage the public to continue practicing simple prevention methods to help protect themselves, loved ones and others in the community from respiratory illnesses:

  • Wash hands vigorously and often with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after using the toilet, changing diapers or blowing your nose.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick.
  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick.
  • Stay home when feeling sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with your arm.
  • Get your flu vaccine.  Although flu vaccines will not protect against EV-D68, they can help prevent another important cause of respiratory illness.
  • If you or your children have asthma, take your medications as prescribed and make sure your asthma is under good control.

Most respiratory infections will be mild and go away on their own. Medications can be used to treat the symptoms. Mild symptoms may include fever, runny nose, sneezing, cough, and body and muscle aches. Watch children, teens, and young adults for breathing difficulties, especially if they have asthma or other lung problems.  If you or your child have cold symptoms and are having difficulty breathing, seek immediate medical care.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your medical provider or the Disease Control staff at your local health department (828-250-5109 for Buncombe County).

Is your Body Language stopping success?

On today’s episode of Positively Living, host Leslie Godbold brings tips, ted presentation and research on how body language may be sabotaging your personal, parenting, relationship and career paths.
Tune in to Positively Living today on WSVM 1490 VRadio at 9am and WZGM at 3pm . Available on your radio dial, tune-in app, and on station website. Will be available on podcast after airing.