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Competing and Staying Balanced
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In many ways preparing for a pageant can be a full-time job. Youre preparing for the fitness competition, keeping up with appearances, and working on your community service project. Who has time for anything else? Join Valerie as she talks with Laura Lewis , author and life coach, about how to maintain balance and have fun as you prepare for your pageant. Laura will show you how you can change you challenges into strengths and make your life extraordinary! After this show youll know exactly what to do to maintain balance while youre developing your skills to be pageant fab!

Plus, Miss Virginia Tara Wheeler joins us to talk about her fund raising efforts, which will hopefully have some hair-raising results!
Episode Segments:
Miss Virginia & Change Expert Laura Lewis
Miss Virginia Tara Wheeler joins Valerie to talk about her work with the St. Baldricks Foundation, and how shes willing to shave her own head bald for pediatric cancer research. Learn how you can help her.

Then, what are the steps to find balance in your life and manage change? Learn from Life Coach & Author Laura Lewis, who will tell you about the first steps for making a positive change in your life!
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Laura Lewis Part Two
Laura talks about her book, and some more of the steps for managing change in your life, like changing by choice, a positive attitude, and being yourself. Also, learn the importance of setting a goal, and sources for positive thoughts.
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Laura Lewis Part Three
Laura talks about some of her upcoming projects, including her new audio CD, and what shell be doing at the style conference in Las Vegas.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Laura Lewis
A published author, Laura Lewis is the host of a cutting edge national healthy lifestyle television series entitled “Empty Nesters” on Veria TV. Laura is the featured “healthy living expert” on the national beauty and wellness television series, “Simply Beautiful”, currently airing on the Veria Television Network. A former executive producer and host of an award winning national television show, host and producer of several talk radio shows Laura has been a popular guest on numerous television and radio shows. For over twenty years, Laura has been uniquely directing individuals all over the world to not only take control of health and lifestyle issues, but generate lasting change within their entire lives. With a firm belief in creating a healthy foundation from which one may create an optimal life, Laura’s gift of combining education, motivation and inspiration is pervasive in all of her endeavors. A national spokesperson, television host, eminent writer and motivational/inspirational speaker, Laura holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Food and Nutrition. As the author of the books 52 Ways to a Healthy You and 52 Ways To Live A Long And Healthy Life , plus a multitude of articles, Laura has appeared as a guest expert on many radio and television venues. In print, Laura has been featured in various publications including Spa Magazine, Broadcasting and Cable, The Dallas Morning News, Health and Fitness Magazine, and others. On the web, Laura is the “Life Fit Expert” on AOL’s That’s; she is a guest expert on the Crest White Strips website’s “Best Possible You” series; a panelist with the International Health and Fitness Symposium; The Fit Advocate advisory board member; and a nutrition expert for the Global Health and Fitness website. Laura has served as President and CEO of L² Media and is currently President of Laura Lewis Enterprises, LLC.

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Tara Wheeler
Tara Wheeler is a 24 year-old graduate of Penn State University with a degree in Journalism. Growing up in a military family, Tara has lived all across the country but has called Virginia home for thirteen years. Her education was funded, in part, through an Air Force ROTC scholarship. At Penn State, she was an Air Force ROTC cadet mentor and flight commander. She completed officer boot camp at the top of her flight. While at Penn State, she was also the starting goalie for the Lady Icers Ice Hockey Team, holding numerous goaltending records and she participated in the US Olympic Team tryouts. Upon completion of her year of service, Tara hopes to pursue a Masters degree in Journalism at Regent University and work as a reporter or anchor in television.Prior to being named Miss Virginia 2008, Tara worked as a residential counselor at Joe Gibb's Youth for Tomorrow group home and as a motivational speaker for Monster's Making It Count program. She will travel over 40,000 miles across Virginia sharing her message and entertaining. In addition, Tara will promote the Children's Miracle Network and the "Right Decisions Right Now" program throughout her year of service.

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