Show Notes from the 7/7/14 Breaking Free Show
Guests: Gloria Lipman
On this week’s Breaking Free Show, Gloria Lipman, Marilyn’s mom, joined her in the studio. We talked about grandmas, grandpas, long-lost relatives, adoption, sons, daughters, parents, in-laws and all of the fun, spice and even chaos that goes with FAMILY! We shared our most freeing family moments and how we got there. To watch the entire show, use this link: http://www.nissancommunications.com/breakingfree.php.
Gloria Lipman, known to many as Grandma Gigi and loved dearly by her family and friends, has a wealth of experience and wisdom to share. Amy, Marilyn’s cousin, has not seen Gloria in 45 years and joined in the show from the chat and viewing audience.
M – Mom, what is your take on aging? You’re a vibrant woman who is still painting her nails! Show them your nails! She’s using blue. What do you do to stay young?
G – Well, I’m active. I’ve gone to the gym for 40 years. It’s part of my life. Aging. Being who you are. Being more confident in recent years. I am richer. I accept decisions more readily.
Question from the chat: What was Marilyn like as a child?
G – Well she was strong willed. She still is! She made her mistakes. Her father and I never disciplined her. We yelled, sure. But we never did more than that. We didn’t have to. I trusted her ability to make decisions.
M – I always knew I was loved. I never questioned it.
Question from the chat: What was the worst thing Marilyn did as a child?
G – When Marilyn was 23, she moved out of her apartment in NYC and moved to North Carolina!! Her father was so angry he wanted to take all of her possessions. I told him not to, to let her go. He did.
M – My father has been dead for 3 years. Mom, you didn’t get stuck in the yuck. You pulled me out of the yuck and there were days that I pulled you out of the yuck.
M – Mom, how do we grow old? I have a great quote: “Nobody grows old merely by a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up our enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.”
G – Oh yes, I do like that one. Read it again…That is so true.
M – Mom, you’ve always been grateful. I think that’s how you didn’t get stuck in the yuck.
G – Yes, I think that’s true. I have loved every minute of it. I loved staying home with you kids. I have a college degree in Home Economics/Education, but I wanted to stay home with my children. I loved being a part of it and watching you.
M – What is the most important lesson your parents taught you?
M – The value of hard work and doing a job well. I have a strong work ethic.
A question from the chat: How often do you use technology like a cell phone?
G – Every day! I just got Pandora.
M – Laughing…Yes, now we have to tell her to turn her music down!
s with FAMILY! Call in, skype in or chat with us at 1 pm/EST as we share our most freeing family moments and how we got there. This is your link: http://www.nissancommunications.com/breakingfree.php.Below are Guests, People & Resources Referenced During the Show:
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