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Sep 2, 2016

We have something new on the Strong Woman's Club, it's called #SWC, and today is the first episode! They are going to be small mini episodes between our regular episodes with guest interviews.

I will be talking about tools and tips,things that I would like to teach and things I feel that are important to talk about. The impetuous for starting this week is that I have an important birthday, important to me. I'll be 50 and I never thought it was going to affect me in any way, but it is.

I want to share with you a few things.

One is that I have organized for myself a big birthday party and I am going to tell you why.

Mainly, it is because I love celebrations, but this time I feel like it's a good reason to celebrate.

I feel good, I am really healthy, and my children are all doing very well.

I am in love with my husband.

I am starting to do a lot of things that are exciting to me and I have this bubbling enthusiasm not very deep under the surface, and I want to dance about it!

I want to have fun!

Another reason is that two years ago when it was my husband Eyal’s 50th birthday, we couldn't celebrate. We couldn't celebrate because there was a war in Israel that summer and there was really nothing to celebrate about. And we didn't, we just didn't. Now it is a whole different year, whole different time, and everybody feels good and why not?

I heard on another podcast a couple of days ago where they said, "the good ole days are now". That is so true!

They are now, so when you look back on the good ole days, why look back? Why not enjoy it right now? Pay attention to how we are feeling. I like to appreciate what I have and I do really have a lot.

So I am having a big party at the house. It's just drinking and dancing and not much food. A lot of friends, probably close to 70 or 80 or 90 people, I don't even know. I unintentionally put a public event invitation on Facebook, so hopefully I will get a lot of friends coming and not a ton of people that I don't know. I don't really care, I just want to have lots and lots of dancing. It’s a 60's party, everyone is going to come dressed up as hippies and I am kind of excited, as you can tell.

So this is what's new in the podcast. It's not usually going to be about me, it's going to be tools and things that I can teach you.

Today's message is to enjoy life. Appreciate the good parts, make a big deal about the small things that are good.
I wanted to say, "live life to the fullest," but that's kind of big and grandiose.
The message is more, "pay attention to the beautiful moments."

I often say that to my kids. That this life is not a dress rehearsal, this is the real thing, that time is not going to come back. Use it well, appreciate it and learn from it.
Do it now, do something now. If you have a chance to do it, just go ahead and do it. Don't over think things, enjoy!

One of the things that I appreciate very much is you, my friends who listen to the podcast. I also appreciate the work that the women who are my guests do, and that I get the honor of having them here, highlighting the work that they do and being able to talk to them.

So, I want to say thank you to my listeners and to my guests and let you know that I really truly appreciate you.

I hope you enjoy these mini versions of the podcast. I am going to try and do them weekly, but if not, I will do them as often as I can. They are called #SWC, and will be tips and tricks and tools. Or something like that. I haven't polished the name yet, but it doesn't matter. It will be small pearls of wisdom from me and hopefully will be useful, something that you can use.

Thank you again, this podcast would be nothing without my guests and without my listeners, and without my editors, and I really do appreciate you. So everybody have a really great day, all of us, and stay strong!

Edie

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