Simply Delicious Living with Maryann Ridini Spencer
Simply Delicious Living is dedicated to all things home, hearth & joyous living. On the show, website, blog, and podcasts, Host Maryann Ridini Spencer, demonstrates and offers easy-to-follow "simply delicious," time-saving, healthy recipes, ideas for creating fabulous, memorable entertaining experiences with family and friends, tips on how to make your home environment a special haven and creative "inspirations" for exceptional and abundant living. Visit, simplydeliciousliving.com
Jill Friedman: 2016 Legacy Award Recipient & Women's Advocate

In this Simply Delicious Living PODCAST, Host Maryann Ridini Spencer speaks with Jill Friedman, the 2016 Legacy Award Winner and NAWBO Ventura Board Member about her advocacy for women and women's issues.

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Jill Friedman, NAWBO Ventura Board Member and a successful civil litigation attorney dedicated to social justice and the advancement of women and minorities in the legal profession, receives the “Legacy Award” from Women Lawyers of Ventura County (WLVC) at its annual dinner on September 15, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Museum of Ventura County. Jill will also be the keynote speaker.

Jill receives this prestigious honor, in part, for her dedication to social justice and the advancement of women and minorities in the legal profession. While serving as a two-term President of WLVC (2011 and 2012), Jill noticed a distinct lack of diversity among the judicial officers in Ventura County. As a result, she was instrumental in organizing the leaders of other bar association groups to form the Ventura County Diversity Bar Alliance (VCDBA), which is committed to the empowerment of women, people of color, and those historically disenfranchised in the legal profession, through education and advocacy in order to promote equal justice for our community and achieve excellence and diversity in our legal profession.

Jill is also responsible for forging a lasting relationship between WLVC and Girls, Inc., (including a program at the Juvenile Justice Complex in Oxnard where women lawyers work with incarcerated girls on a monthly basis assisting them with education, money matters, confidence building, and practical life skills).

In addition to being a crusader of women’s rights, Jill also holds the prestigious position of being named the first female partner of the law firm of Myers, Widders, Gibson, Jones & Feingold. She works as a successful trial lawyer and civil litigation attorney in the areas of business, employment, real estate, and personal injury..

Previous to her Legacy Award honor, the Pacific Coast Business Times named Jill as one of the “Top 50 Women in Business” and “Who's Who in Attorneys,” and Legal publisher Martindale-Hubbell named her as one of “Los Angeles's Women Leaders in the Law.”

Upon law school graduation in 1987, Jill first started practicing in Ventura County. In 1990, she served as President of Ventura County Barristers, and the following year Jill was named Vice-President of the California Young Lawyers Association. In 1993, Jill returned to her hometown of Santa Barbara to take care of her terminally ill mother, and during her 17 years of legal practice in Santa Barbara, she held a number of bar leadership positions, including President of Santa Barbara Women Lawyers. She returned to Ventura County in 2010 after raising her three children.

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Find out more about the September 15, 2016 Women Lawyers of Ventura County (WLVC) dinner event, click here.

Find out more about Jill and Meyers, Widders, Gibson, Jones & Feingold, LLP: mwgjlaw.com

Visit NAWBO Ventura: nawbovc.org

 

 

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Category:Women in Business: NAWBO Profiles -- posted at: 11:46am PDT

LIVE A CHARMED LIFE with Linda Drevenstedt

Are you living the life you’ve always envisioned? If you could, would you like to make any changes to your current personal or work situation? Do you ever wonder about what steps you can take to design your own charmed life?

In this Simply Delicious Living PODCAST hosted by Maryann Ridini Spencer, Linda Drevenstedt, MS, an insightful life coach, speaker, NAWBO Ventura member, and author of Life Path by Design, Coach Yourself to Your Own Charmed Life,” (Crescendo Publishing, LLC/2016), shares some insights and tools to help you to achieve a purpose driven career and more fulfilling personal relationships.

Find out more about Linda and/or order the book at: lifepathbydesign.net

Visit NAWBO Ventura: NAWBOVC.org

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NAWBO's BRAVO AWARDS: Celebrating Outstanding Women in Business and Leadership

On Friday, April 1, 2016 NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) Ventura County is presenting the 17th Annual BRAVO AWARDS Celebrating Outstanding Women in Business and Leadership at a special luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Serra Center in Camarillo, CA.  In this Simply Delicious Living PODCAST host Maryann Ridini Spencer talks with the President of NAWBO Ventura County, Dr. Janis Shinkawa and President-Elect Brenda Terzian about this year's winners and event!  To take out an AD in the BRAVO Program book and/or to RSVP to attend the BRAVO AWARDS, VISIT: nawbovc.org and Maryann's blog, simplydeliciousliving.com and YouTube Channel

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Category:Women in Business: NAWBO Profiles -- posted at: 5:39pm PDT

Abundant Living NOW

In this Simply Delicious Living Podcast, Maryann Ridini Spencer shares how to create “Abundant Living NOW.”

“Growing up, my mother always taught my brothers, sister and I how to visualize what we wanted to achieve.  She was a great believer in positive thinking and affirming good. You create your life with what you think and believe. So dare to dream and live your passion.” – Maryann Ridini Spencer

Listen to this uplifting and informative podcast for another Simply Delicious Joyous Living inspiration!

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Category:Health, Wellness & Joyous Living -- posted at: 3:17pm PDT

Effective Communication with your Partner

In this Simply Delicious Living Podcast, Maryann Ridini Spencer talks to two of her BFFs, Barbara Cowan Berg and Dr. Ennette Morton, about the importance of effective communication in all our relationships — especially with our spouses and significant others!

Barbara Cowan Berg is a Licensed Clinical Therapist and Author of “How to Escape the No-Win Trap,””What to do When Life is Driving You Crazy,” and the popular “Ring Shui” book series.  Visit:  BarbaraBerg.com

Dr. Ennette Morton, PhD, an educator, speaker and advocate for women leadership,  currently serves as the Director of Academic Affairs at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management. Dr. Morton is presently writing a book focusing on mentoring, social capital, and leadership. Contact Ennette at: ennette11@gmail.com

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Category:The Girlfriend Network -- posted at: 1:58pm PDT

The Girlfriend Network: Creating Balance Between Your Personal and Professional Life

In this Simply Delicious Living Podcast, Maryann Ridini Spencer talks to two of her BFFs, Barbara Cowan Berg and Dr. Ennette Morton, about the importance of establishing a balance between your personal and professional life.

Barbara Cowan Berg is a Licensed Clinical Therapist and Author of “How to Escape the No-Win Trap,””What to do When Life is Driving You Crazy,” and the popular “Ring Shui” book series.  Visit:  BarbaraBerg.com

Dr. Ennette Morton, PhD, an educator, speaker and advocate for women leadership,  currently serves as the Director of Academic Affairs at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management. Dr. Morton is presently writing a book focusing on mentoring, social capital, and leadership. Contact Ennette at: ennette11@gmail.com

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Category:Business -- posted at: 4:55pm PDT

The Essential Girlfriend Network

Having a network of BFFs are vital to your well-being, happiness and sanity!

In this Simply Delicious Living Podcast, Maryann Ridini Spencer talks to two of her BFFs, Barbara Cowan Berg and Dr. Ennette Morton, about the importance of having a well-established “girlfriend network.”

Barbara Cowan Berg is a Licensed Clinical Therapist and Author of “How to Escape the No-Win Trap,””What to do When Life is Driving You Crazy,” and the popular “Ring Shui” book series.  Visit:  BarbaraBerg.com

Dr. Ennette Morton, PhD, an educator, speaker and advocate for women leadership,  currently serves as the Director of Academic Affairs at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management. Dr. Morton is presently writing a book focusing on mentoring, social capital, and leadership. Contact Ennette at: ennette11@gmail.com

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Category:The Girlfriend Network -- posted at: 8:20pm PDT

Chiropractic For Wellness with Dr. Aaron Bates, Segment 2

"Simply Delicious Living" is all about the harmonious body-mind-spirit connection: what you eat, what you think, what you believe, and what you do in terms of exercise and fitness.  When a person neglects any one of these body-mind-spirit areas, there is a break in harmonious connection and that break can impact one's health and general well-being. In this PODCAST, SimplyDeliciousLiving.TV's Maryann Ridini Spencer talks to licensed chiropractor, Dr. Aaron Bates of Bates Family Chiropractic, about  the "whole body approach" in promoting general health and well-being.

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Category:Health, Wellness & Joyous Living -- posted at: 8:28am PDT

Chiropractic For Wellness with Dr. Aaron Bates, Segment 1

Part of "Simply Delicious Living" is creating YOUR RECIPE for a simply delicious life.  That entails what you eat, what you think, what you believe and what you do in terms of exercise and fitness.  When a person neglects any one of these body-mind-spirit areas, there is a break in harmonious connection and that break can impact one's health and general well-being.  If you've ever had any headaches or body pain, it's very difficult to function.  Chiropractic is a health care profession that is known to address and correct disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system.  In this PODCAST, SimplyDeliciousLiving.TV's Maryann Ridini Spencer talks to licensed chiropractor, Dr. Aaron Bates, of Bates Family Chiropractic, about what chiropractic is, what it does and how it impacts a person's general health and well-being. 

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Category:Health, Wellness & Joyous Living -- posted at: 8:14am PDT

From Farm to Table

Eating Farm to Table has tremendous health benefits for you and also helps the community where you live.  In this PODCAST, SimplyDeliciousLiving's Maryann Ridini Spencer shares some reasons why you might want to think global, but eat local!

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Category:Sustainable Living -- posted at: 6:24pm PDT