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The Secret to a Long and Happy Life
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96-year-young Author Victoria Dabrowski Schmidt was in her early eighties when her friends began to ask her what her secret was. When she turned ninety- three, she decided to give them her answers and collect them in a book- Victoria's 95 Secrets: To A Happy, Healthy, Long Life. She shares some of those secrets with Birdsong.

Birdsong will also give commentary and opinions on the merits of the Parkland survivor students being smeared by conservative media, and how those students are fighting back.
Episode Segments:
Birdsong: Victoria's Secrets
96 year old Author Victoria D. Schmidt shares her secrets to living a long an healthy life. Plus, Birdsong gives his perspectives on the top stories of the week.
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Victoria Schmidt
Victoria Dabrowski Schmidt is a woman who has lived, loved and worked an admirable life through nine decades ... and continues to do so. Her wit and style are timeless, as are her energy and curiosity. She has a thirst for knowledge that keeps her current despite her years. She has had it all without ever considering the alternative ... love, family, work and friends. She dreams big and has passion and a willing spirit to share the successes and failures that make her such an inspiration. Victoria climbed the ladder of success by way of being a fashion editor at Woman's Day magazine in New York City, serving as the Director of Travel and Tourism for New Jersey under Governor Thom Kean, running her own successful advertising and public relations firm in Newark and Bernardsville, New Jersey and founding an ESL business in Poland the land of her heritage. Early in her career, she took to pen with Triumph in Exile. a book celebrating a woman who had a strong voice and made a difference, a topic that would stay with Victoria. After fifty-eight years in a happy, loving marriage, author Victoria D. Schmidt lost her husband Ralph to Parkinson's disease. She was inspired by the loss to write Move On! Reinvent Yourself! Find Contentment! I Did! and Remembering The Loved One You Lost. Victoria again honors her husband in her dedication to him for her current book, Victoria's 95 Secrets. The author has been recognized for her accomplishments throughout her career with countless awards. Most recently, just after her 95th birthday, she was one of four recipients of the 2016, 35th Annual Women of Achievement Award sponsored by the New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs. Victoria lives in rural Oldwick, New Jersey with Dominique, her gentle whippet.

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