Liz’s Epic Grammy Report, Martha Stewart Super Grandma, Meditation Fail

On today’s Satellite Sisters podcast, we get Liz’s EPIC Grammy rundown and pre-show Prince prep, Julie’s competitive response to Martha Stewart Super Grandma moving in on her Urban Nana turf, Lian’s Valentines Day and Birthday plans plus what science says about great dancers.

Liz Dolan gets ready to go to the Grammys for the Prince tribute.

Purple headband? Yes. Purple scarf? Yes. Purple sunglasses? Yes. She went for it all.  Liz is ready for Prince tribute at the 2017 Grammys. Listen to complete details on this week’s podcast.

Getting Red Carpet ready is not easy, especially when Liz realized that the Grammys would include a major tribute to her main man Prince.  Have you ever walked into Nordstroms and said “Just show me everything you have in purple”?  Probably not, but Liz did.  Thanks to all the members of the Satellite Sisters Facebook Group who participated in the crowdsourcing of advice on her purple headband versus purple sunglasses.  As you can see from the final product, she decided to go with both. Add in her hairdresser Star and make-up man Alejandro and VOILA. Grammy magic?

Liz also gives us her list of the 3 moments that were better IN the theatre (Adele, Gaga, The Time + Bruno Mars do PRINCE) and the 3 that were better on TV (Bruno Mars first number, James Corden’s comedy, Beyonce’s celestial universal maternal goddess!).

Martha Stewart and her grandchildren on Satellite Sisters podcast and blog

Julie Dolan and Martha Stewart have always managed to peacefully co-exist but Julie warns today that this may change if Martha tries to compete on her Urban Nana turf.

Julie has a warning for Martha Stewart.  Stay off her Urban Nana turf even if you can throw the world’s best space-themed party for your 2 grandchildren!  Reluctantly, Julie admits that the March issue of Martha Stewart Living with a photo spread about the party may be the best issue ever. Julie also has other parenting questions about best sleepovers strategy for parents and teen sleep needs.

Lian has been looking into what makes a woman a great dancer.  As Shakira would say (and researchers now prove), the hips don’t lie. 

Liz’s Operation Sea Turtle update include actual news about turtles plus a question:  What’s the line between meditation and napping?  She seems to have crossed it.

Lian brings us an unexpected theory of the history of Valentine’s Day.  Move over, Romans.  Looks like Chaucer may deserve the credit.  Plus her Oscar viewing plans go slightly awry with her husbanding her friends are taking her to the Opera for her birthday this week.  That’s right.  Opera!

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By | February 14th, 2017|

The Power of Female Friendships

You can't make new old friends

Today on the Satellite Sisters podcast, it’s about female friendships. We pay tribute to a great friend of the show and one of Julie’s true Satellite Sisters for over 40 years. We mourn the death of Linda Koury Ducruet and remember what a bright light she was to all the sisters.  Linda was warm, chic, fun and full of life. She was a wife, mother, daughter, aunt, friends, mother-in-law and a new grandmother. She was the type of person that you alway wanted to see, a force of nature. Plus, an original supporter of Satellite Sisters– from confidant to early guest to fluffy bathrobe buyer on our public radio days. her death leaves a hole in so many hearts– and all of ours.

5th college reunion for the Aging Models: Sarah, JB ( Spouse) , Linda and Julie

5th College Reunion for the Aging Models: Sarah, Linda’s Husband JB, Linda and Julie

Plus, how to really send condolences to someone who has lost a loved one and why they are so meaningful. To read the whole article from the New York Times, click here. 

Plus, a shout out to Alana Stewart and her care of Farah Fawcett in her last days.


Empty Nest Update: this just in… it’s weird. For sure, it’s a change and disorienting.

Work Reunions: More fun than they sound. Liz relives the good times at Nike with former colleagues

Projecting Leadership through eye contact, steeple-ing and slow talking.

 Earthquake Prep for the Southern California Sisters: Swarming quakes and what they mean.

Facebook roundup: sisters weekend, Queen of Katwe, Poldark & More

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This October, we’ll be working with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to raise funds and support local hospitals that provide top medical care for 1 in 10 kids in North America. If you’d like to donate and leave a message or tell us a story of a kid you know that’s been treated at a CMN Hospital, please use our special Satellite Sisters/CMNH URL


By | October 4th, 2016|
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