SHATTERED GLASS NEVER BREAKS “RIP Elizabeth Edwards”

Elizabeth Edwards

Behind every set of eyes and ears lives someone whose life is a mystery to others. Each of us has some characteristics or chutzpah that help us get through life from one day to the next. Each time we go through something and come out of it unscathed, there is a part of us that quietly rejoices. Then we meet or hear about someone who makes it through the worst of odds and they simply blow you away with their dignity during times of complete chaos. Elizabeth Edwards appeared to be that kind of woman.

I did not know Elizabeth Edwards, but there was something beautiful about the dignity that she displayed at what must have been the worst public moments of her life. With her head held high she went through emotional and physical pain at the news that her husband and life partner had cheated on her and cancer was trying to take her life. While she admits to tears and suffering, her media headlines tell of a woman who would not let the troubles of the world break her.

TODAY, DECEMBER 7, 2010, ELIZABETH EDWARDS LOST HER BATTLE WITH CANCER. That is certainly what the headlines will say. However, I have a different take on her life. Today, Elizabeth Edwards taught us all that “SHATTERED GLASS NEVER BREAKS”, with head held high she went through so much and demonstrated what true strength looks like. Elizabeth Edwards is free from all the pain and though she never had a chance to see her children become parents ( a desire of hers) she left her heirs a legacy of dignity to learn from for years and years to come. In her own words Elizabeth Edwards writes before departing from this world, “I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious.”

Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
‘Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Maya Angelou

RIP Elizabeth Edwards

NICOLE CABELL INTERVIEWS NICOLE CABELL

Women’s History month would not be complete without telling the story of the two Nicole Cabell’s. Both have beautiful voices (so they are told), that are smoky, velvety and smooth, but only one sings classical music. Nicole Cabell is a Voice Over Artist, Professional Speaker and the host of Chicago Radio and she has invited her friend and Opera Singer, Nicole Cabell to talk about her music, her passions and her life on Friday, March 18th at 6PM CST.

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Nicole Cabell, the 2005 Winner of the BBC Singer of the World Competition in Cardiff and Decca recording artist, is fast becoming one of the most sought-after lyric sopranos of today. Her solo debut album, “Soprano” was named “Editor’s Choice” by Gramophone and has received an incredible amount of critical acclaim and several prestigious awards: the 2007 Georg Solti Orphée d’Or from the French Académie du Disque Lyrique and an Echo Klassik Award in Germany.

Please join us as we explore the music and the woman behind the music of Nicole Cabell.  You don’t want to miss this interview, Friday, March 18th at 6PM CST.

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FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT FOR WOMEN WITH BAHIYAH SHABAZZ

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We are kicking off Women’s History Month programming with Bahiyah Shabazz, Chicago Radio’s Financial Correspondent. Bahiyah has been called a “solutions coach” who motivates others about financial empowerment. Together we will discuss some of the financial issues that we as women face. Todays show covers Financial Empowerment For Women and topics:  (A.) Busting The Money Myth (B) Loving Our Children Enough To Save and (C) Love and Money.

Shabazz is the author of two books: Stillwaters and Finances are Linked to Emotions. She has written news articles about emotional spending, strategic planning for businesses, premarital financial consultations, and finances for children.

Bahiyah Shabazz is the CEO and Founder of Shabazz Management Group, LLC a personal development-consulting firm. Shabazz grew up in Merrillville; earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Minority Studies at Indiana University and a MBA in Business and Finance at University of Phoenix. Join us live, Friday, March 12 at 11AM. To learn more about our Financial Correspondent visit http://www.bahiyahshabazz.com .