Focus on Women MagazineMar 03, 2022
Restaurateur Joseph Constanzo
The subject of the best-selling book "On the Rocks" Joseph Constanzo sits down with host Abigail Meyers to discuss his career in the restaurant industry, his predictions for the industry's future, hit book "On The Rocks," and the best traits and qualities for people in the industry.
You are encouraged to purchase "On the Rocks" wherever books are sold.
Author, Activist, and Jack-of-all-trades Margaret Beaver
While many teenagers support mental health activism, not many have heard of literary activism. Considering Margaret Beaver coined the latter, she would know. Beaver discusses her activism, mental health journey, and career as an author with host Abigail Meyers.
Check Margaret's work out at margaretbeaverbooks.com
Equine Therapist April Odendahl
April Odendahl discusses work-life balance, what traits are important for the job, rewarding aspects, and what she takes away from a career in equine therapy. Ms. Odendahl is the Private Practitioner/OwnerChildren of Matter Therapy 4 Kids, LLC, with a website of https://www.childrenmatter-therapy4kids.org
Inclusivity in Arts and Entertainment with Julia Lee
Julia Lee is an actress, model, and content creator who also identifies as Asian-American. Host Abigail Meyers speaks with Lee regarding how her identity shapes her work, how all industries can emphasize inclusivity, and the people she looks up to.
Author Connie Amos-Parsons
Author Connie Amos-Parsons talks about her books, education, non-stop desire to learn, business, and work-life balance.
Actress, Mother, and Activist Angela Lewis
Angela Lewis, known for her role on Hulu's "Snowfall," speaks with host Abigail Meyers about her acting experience and work-life balance.
Actress and Advocate Sarah Ann Masse
Sarah Ann Masse is an actress, domestic violence and chronic illness advocate, and works to support the disabled community. She talks with host Abigail Meyers about how to navigate life with an invisible illness, her acting career, and her organization Hire Survivors Hollywood. @SarahAnnMasse
Activist and Actress Gloria John
Not many people can say they started their career as a dentist, then did a total 180 into acting, all while advocating for domestic violence victims and mental health awareness. Gloria John has done just that.
Gloria John is currently appearing in The Consultant, available now on Amazon.
Jack of all trades Jeanette Watts
Not many people are dance instructors, authors, writers, AND actresses- and that's not even all that Jeanette Watts has accomplished. Host Abigail Meyers and Watts talk all things Jane Austen, share words of wisdom, and discuss Watts' new history podcast.
Rahel Bayar, founder of The Bayar Group
Former sex crimes and abuse prosecutor Rahel Bayar talks about the Bayar Group, which helps create tailored, impactful, effective and engaging workshops and training on creating abuse-free environments in schools, camps, offices, and more. She has built her career on creating safe spaces and facilitating change in workplaces globally.
Ruth Hollman on mental health and founding SHARE
Ruth Hollman founded SHARE after an anthropology-centered education to create inclusive, non-judgemental self-help places for everyone.
Catching up with Gabrielle Ruiz on her new holiday music and acting on stage and screen
Known for her work on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Lin-Manuel Miranda's In The Heights, Gabrielle Ruiz has a new holiday song "Twinkle Twinkle" out now! Abigail Meyers sat down with Gabrielle to talk about acting, music, and life.
Listen to Twinkle Twinkle here
Mary Sidhwani on hypnotherapy
Licensed hypnotherapist Mary Sidhwani, RN, Psy/D, talks how she got into hypnotherapy, what someone could expect from a session, and short and long-term benefits.
Graciela and her up and coming music!
Graciela's website: gracielamusic.com
Graciela and her up and coming music!
Singer-songwriter Graciela, 15, discusses her songwriting process and what listeners can expect from her new music. The beginning of her episode features a brief excerpt of her newest song "Just Friends."
How the Pandemic Affected the Writing Industry
Writer and journalist Carin Shulusky on her writing process, past career in journalism/marketing, and how the pandemic has inspired her writing.
Meet an 8-year-old jack of all trades!
How many people do you know who can play multiple instruments, write songs, make YouTube videos, and write/publish SIX books? I didn't know any until today when I met Aiden Adams. Aiden has done all these things- and he's only 8 years old.
Aiden's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/AidenAdams
Aiden's Website: https://www.aidenbooks.com/
"Bullet Train" star Andrea Munoz gives advice to aspiring actors and talks her latest work
Andrea Munoz, a psychology graduate turned actress talks how she found her way into performing and gives advice for those interested in her industry.
Hesther Selbeck on her book and career in equine therapy
Author and equine therapist Hesther Selbeck of the Netherlands discusses her work in Mongolia and how it led to her career as a writer and in equine therapy
Listen to a Chief Clinical Officer Discuss Eating Disorders
**TW: EATING DISORDERS AND MENTAL HEALTH ARE DISCUSSED.**
Throughout the last few years, eating disorder cases have been rising at an alarming rate- the introduction of COVID and social media getting bigger isn't helping either. Listen to a licensed professional discuss how to reach out for help, and how different eating disorders are treated.
Monte Nido has a treatment center in the Baltimore area for those seeking help: https://www.montenido.com/locations/glenwood-maryland/
Pasqual Goicochia has not only served in several branches of the military- but has a published book about his experiences.
Women in STEM with Valkyrie Holmes
Have you ever met a musician who co-founded a biotechnology company to help contain forest fires, with a little bit of crypto on the side, all while being 18 years old? Today, meet Valkyrie Holmes.
Hometown Heroes: Nick Ives
A total of 1.3 million people are active-duty members, with 800,000 serving as reserve forces in the United States military as of 2017. Listen to learn about Nick Ives's experiences as a military member in both ways, and how it's shaped who he is today.
How to Create an Inclusive Environment
Entrepreneur and speaker Kim Crowder gives her thoughts as a woman in the workforce on anti-racism, diversity, equity, inclusion, and current events.
Laura Bryna's Latest Updates
World-famous singer-songwriter Laura Bryna has kept music close to her heart- especially during COVID-19. Focus on Women Magazine met up with her on Zoom to catch up!
SHAB on her music, wellness regimens, and work-life balance
As a singer, mother, and social media star, there's nothing SHAB can't do. When the pandemic hit, SHAB knew she wanted to protect herself as best she could. While isolating and practicing every necessary health measure, she took her fitness and diet plan into her own hands- listen to hear how.
How to realize you might be in a domestic violence relationship, with survivor Katelin Maloney
Domestic violence survivor, speaker, and author of Drowning Katelin Maloney talks her book, how to reach out for help, and the telltale signs you're in a domestic violence relationship that are lesser known.
Buy Katelin's book at focusonwomenmagazine.net.