Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Leadership Tuesdays: Be Truthful...Edward R. Murrow

"To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful."

--Edward R. Murrow


Monday, December 30, 2013

My Life Is Finally Better Than My Dreams...Dr. Seuss

“You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” 

--Dr. Seuss



Sunday, December 29, 2013

You Are Loved...Tullian Tchividjian

“Legalism says God will love us if we change. The gospel says God will change us because He loves us.” 

--Tullian Tchividjian


Saturday, December 28, 2013

Friday, December 27, 2013

Changes...Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Life belongs to the living, and he [she] who lives must be prepared for changes.

--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 




Every other Tuesday, WOMEN AT LIBERTY presents Leadership Tuesdays, a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. The Holidays can be a tough time for many especially those who are experiencing loss or missing loved ones. Michelle D. Freeman knows this all to well. In December 2006 she lost her husband, Josh Freeman, then president of the Carl M. Freeman Companies, in a tragic accident. In today's feature, she talks about her grieving process and how she has since found renewed life and purpose.

Currently, Ms. Freeman is the CEO of the company and the two family foundations: 
Joshua M. Freeman Foundation and Carl M. Freeman Foundation. She is also an entrepreneur, a philanthropist and a minority partner in Monumental Sports and Entertainment which owns the WNBA Mystics, NBA Wizards and NHL Capitals as well as the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Lastly, Michelle is the proud mother of three children.

It is our hope that you are encouraged and inspired by this message. To view the video, 
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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Where Our Choice Lies...Elana K. Arnold

“Perhaps that is where our choice lies -- in determining how we will meet the inevitable end of things, and how we will greet each new beginning.” 

--Elana K. Arnold, Burning



Every other Tuesday, WOMEN AT LIBERTY presents Leadership Tuesdays, a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. The Holidays can be a tough time for many especially those who are experiencing loss or missing loved ones. Michelle D. Freeman knows this all to well. In December 2006 she lost her husband, Josh Freeman, then president of the Carl M. Freeman Companies, in a tragic accident. In today's feature, she talks about her grieving process and how she has since found renewed life and purpose.

Currently, Ms. Freeman is the CEO of the company and the two family foundations: 
Joshua M. Freeman Foundation and Carl M. Freeman Foundation. She is also an entrepreneur, a philanthropist and a minority partner in Monumental Sports and Entertainment which owns the WNBA Mystics, NBA Wizards and NHL Capitals as well as the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Lastly, Michelle is the proud mother of three children.

It is our hope that you are encouraged and inspired by this message. To view the video, 
click here. 

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!!

As I reminisce on Christmases gone by, I am reminded that the memories we make today are lasting.  It is my prayer your day is filled with the joy of special friends and loved ones.  
--Nona


Bernie Mac, Rest In Peace

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Leadership Tuesday: The Purpose Of Life...Robert Bryne

“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.”  --Robert Bryne





Every other Tuesday, WOMEN AT LIBERTY presents Leadership Tuesdays, a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. The Holidays can be a tough time for many especially those who are experiencing loss or missing loved ones. Michelle D. Freeman knows this all to well. In December 2006 she lost her husband, Josh Freeman, then president of the Carl M. Freeman Companies, in a tragic accident. In today's feature, she talks about her grieving process and how she has since found renewed life and purpose.

Currently, Ms. Freeman is the CEO of the company and the two family foundations:
Joshua M. Freeman Foundation and Carl M. Freeman Foundation. She is also an entrepreneur, a philanthropist and a minority partner in Monumental Sports and Entertainment which owns the WNBA Mystics, NBA Wizards and NHL Capitals as well as the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Lastly, Michelle is the proud mother of three children.

It is our hope that you are encouraged and inspired by this message. To view the video,
click here.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Hope Sings And Never Stops...Emily Dickinson

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.

--Emily Dickinson




Monday, December 16, 2013

Friday, December 6, 2013

The Spirit Lives On!

Great men and women live and die, but the true essence of their lives remain. If we are mindful, that essence, which is their spirit, will inform us and live on in our hearts for eternity. 

--Nona


July 18, 1918 -- December 5, 2013
Rest In Peace

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving...J.A. Shedd

He who thanks but with the lips
Thanks but in part;
The full, the true Thanksgiving
Comes from the heart.

--J.A. Shedd

Happy Thanksgiving 2013!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Only Those Who Trust...

Only those who trust, can find love and happiness.  And only those who love, can be betrayed.  

--Unknown



Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Just Do It...Elon Musk

When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.

--Elon Musk 


Every other Tuesday, WOMEN AT LIBERTY presents Leadership Tuesdays, a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. There will be no new article this week, but to view past Leadership Tuesdays' features, please go to the WOMEN AT LIBERTY home page.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Stop Bullying and Be Accountable...Felicia Scott

Good people are capable of horrible things. I stopped bullying when others held me to a higher standard of behavior. As a reformed bully, I have learned that dealing with my self-hate was key to my transformation. 

--Felicia T. Scott, Certified Empowerment Coach






Except from: Help for the Bully: Four Tips to End Your Bullying Ways, Felicia T. Scott, Essence Magazine, November 22, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

Time = Love

To a teenager, the time you spend with them, listening to them is a direct indication of your love for them. Even if they don't have a lot to say, they appreciate your presence and they will remember it.


Click the link for more information on Covenant House DC and
the work they do to serve homeless youth in Washington, DC

Quote inspired by the Executive Sleep Out Event, Covenant House Washington DC, November 21, 2013.  Thanks to Michelle Freeman, President and CEO of the Carl M. Freeman Companies, for the invitation. 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Be Authentic!...@vnona

Someone needs your wisdom. They are crossing a bridge you already crossed.  They need to hear your story of how you were sad one moment, courageous the next, tired but kept going, took a break and started to live again. Your words may make the difference and cause someone to try again.

--Nona


Picture Source: http://marketingdr.blogspot.com/2013/10/weoften-hear-or-read-personal-branding.html

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Leadership Tuesdays: Looking For Safety In A Storm...Faye Wattleton

“The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.” 

--Faye Wattleton




Every other Tuesday, WOMEN AT LIBERTY presents Leadership Tuesdays, a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. Today's article is, "How to Defeat the Dangers of Disrespectby Dan Rockwell (Twitter: @leadershipfreak).  You can find this concise article posted on our Women Making History Facebook page.  

No one wants to be disrespected.  When leaders disrespect those whom they have been given the privilege of leading, they negatively impact the productivity of the entire team.  They also encourage an environment where team members are more likely to disrespect each other. This type of behavior decreases morale and overall productivity.


Leaders must set the tone. They should respect their team members and they must also insist that team members respect one another.  Dan Rockwell's article gives some examples of disrespectful behavior and practical tips on how leaders can show value for others.   

To view today's article, go to the Women Making History Facebook Page. To view past Leadership Tuesdays' features, please go to the WOMEN AT LIBERTY home page.  

Monday, November 18, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

I Like Me!

Never be ashamed of who you are. You have to accept that not everyone is going to love you back, that's why it's most important to love yourself. It's not about being what everyone wants you to be, it's about being yourself and finding someone who truly loves you for what you are. 

--Unknown


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Leadership Tuesdays: Accomplishing Much...Helen Keller

“Alone we can do so little. Together, we can do so much.” 

--Helen Keller




Every other Tuesday, WOMEN AT LIBERTY presents Leadership Tuesdays, a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. Today's article is, "Leaders, Keep An Eye [On} Your ‘I’" by Joyce E.A. Russell.  You can find this article posted on our Women Making History Facebook page.   

It can be tough sometimes to find the right balance between taking credit for your accomplishments and presenting accomplishments as a team effort.  As women we are encouraged to highlight our individual work and not be afraid to talk about our successes.  However, as a leader you have to find a balance.  If you lead a team, it is important to share credit with team members especially when they are present.  Most of our difficult business problems can not be solved alone.  Good leaders and good team members are needed.  

To view today's article, go to the Women Making History Facebook Page. To view past Leadership Tuesdays' features, please go to the WOMEN AT LIBERTY home page.  

Monday, November 11, 2013

Thank You!...Happy Veterans Day!

For your honorable service and dedication to the highest ideals of our country, we thank you.  For your sacrifice and the sacrifice of your family and friends, we say "Thank You". For those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, we have no words that would adequately thank you for your service.  

Happy Veterans Day!!



Saturday, November 9, 2013

Keep Calm and Pray...Jane Austen

“Pray, pray be composed, and do not betray what you feel to every body present” 

--Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility


Friday, November 8, 2013

Character Endures...Horace Greeley

"Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, riches take wings, and only character endures." 

--Horace Greeley, (1811-1872) New York newspaper editor 


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

How To Look At Differences...Tim Robbins

“Our Similarities bring us to a common ground; Our Differences allow us to be fascinated by each other.”

--Tom Robbins, Novelist 


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Leadership Tuesdays: Power...Beth Revis

“Power isn’t control at all — power is strength, and giving that strength to others. A leader isn’t someone who forces others to make him [her] stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his [her] strength to others that they may have the strength to stand on their own.”

― Beth Revis, Across the Universe




Every other Tuesday, WOMEN AT LIBERTY presents Leadership Tuesdays, a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders.  You are encouraged to read an article posted on our Women Making History Facebook page: Hillary Clinton Plans To Launch New Project To Empower Women by Ken Thomas. 

In this article, Mr. Thomas discusses a recent speech that Hillary Clinton gave in Philadelphia on a new initiative called, "No Ceilings" that will empower women and children around the world. Speaking to a group of 7,000 at a women's conference she said, "Ceilings around the world that prevent education and health care and jobs and opportunity are equally unacceptable, and we're going to be about the business of making sure those ceilings crack for every girl and every woman here and around the world. So let's get cracking."

To view or read past Leadership Tuesdays' features, please go to the
WOMEN AT LIBERTY home page.




Monday, November 4, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013

Need To Get Away?...Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

“It is always the false that makes you suffer, the false desires and fears, the false values and ideas, the false relationships between people. Abandon the false and you are free of pain; truth makes happy, truth liberates.” 

--Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Thursday, October 31, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

What We Should Remember About Each Other....G Norman Lippert

“When we forget our essential similarities, we forget how to get along, and that cannot but lead to prejudice, discrimination, and eventually, conflict.” 

--G. Norman Lippert


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Leadership Tuesdays: Changing Things For The Better...Harry S. Truman

Men [women] make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. 

--Harry S. Truman



Every other Tuesday, WOMEN AT LIBERTY presents Leadership Tuesdays, a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. Today, in a video, Ms. Karen Dale talks about her leadership mantra and other values that guide her decision-making as a senior executive. She also provides advice to those who aspire to senior leadership/executive position. Check out this brief video on the WOMEN AT LIBERTY home page.  

To view or read past Leadership Tuesdays' features,  click here.

Monday, October 28, 2013

The Kind Of World We Live In...Toba Beta

“If humor and rumor are needed more than faith and truth, then it tells me something about the kind of world we live today.” 

-- Toba Beta


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Consider This...Nona

Before you judge someone based on a stereotype, think about whether you would like the same generalization applied to you or your son, daughter, sibling, loved one, etc. You may find  yourself being more open-minded and less judgemental. 

--Nona


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Constantly Striving...Denis Waitley

The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.

--Denis Waitley 


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Uncommon Confidence...Tina Fey

“Don’t waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions; go over, under, through, and opinions will change organically when you’re the boss. Or they won’t. Who cares? Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.”


-- Tina FeyBossypants



Monday, October 21, 2013

Would You Like To Know The Future?...Vera Nazarian

“Would you like to know your future? If your answer is yes, think again. Not knowing is the greatest life motivator. So enjoy, endure, survive each moment as it comes to you in its proper sequence -- a surprise.” 

― Vera Nazarian



Friday, October 18, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Trust Is Like...

Trust is like a mirror..once its BROKEN you can never look at it the same again.

--Anonymous 




Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Respect...Julius Erving

I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity.

--Julius Erving


Every other Tuesday, WOMEN AT LIBERTY presents Leadership Tuesdays, a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. This week, we are featuring Karen M. Dale, Executive Director of AmeriHealth District of Columbia as she discusses her leadership mantra and provides advice to those who aspire to senior leadership/executive positions. To view the video, click here.

To see past Leadership Tuesdays' features , click here.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Leadership Tuesdays: Be Open-Minded...Martha Stewart

Without an open-minded mind, you can never be a great success.

--Martha Stewart 


Every other Tuesday, WOMEN AT LIBERTY presents Leadership Tuesdays, a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. Today, we feature Karen M. Dale, Executive Director of AmeriHealth District of Columbia as she discusses her leadership mantra and provides advice to those who aspire to senior leadership/executive positions. To view the video, click here 

To see  past Leadership Tuesdays' features click here.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Useless Religion...Dennis Prager

If your religion doesn't teach you the difference between good and evil, your religion is worse than useless.

--Dennis Prager 


Saturday, October 12, 2013

Friday, October 11, 2013

One More Good Idea Could Change Your Life...Jim Rohn

Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea.

--Jim Rohn