Get up, get out and make friends! A recent study said the biggest emotional issue facing Americans today is loneliness. But how can that be? Because of Facebook, Facetime and global gaming, we are more connected than ever. Let me ask you, do you have a circle of friends you can depend on for any need? Everyone needs somewhere to lean in times of trouble. Cynthia Peterson, Director of the DMV GLOW Branch joins me on That Anita Live to discuss the importance of sister circles and a local DC, Maryland, Virginia Expo planned to help women follow their entrepreneurial dreams.

Genuine motivation, encouragement and connection can be hard to come by, especially in a transient area. Can you name at least three people you can count on in good times and bad, to lean on to laugh with or to just be accepted? Host: Anita Washington, That Anita Live

Topic: DMV Expo To Help Women Follow Their Dreams

Guest: Cynthia Peterson

Guest’s Website: GLOWWomen.com

Let’s keep the conversation going. Do you have a solid crew? Tell me about your circle of ride or die?  Leave us your thought and comments below.

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Anita Washington

CEO & Founder at That Anita Live
Anita Washington, M.Ed. & M.B.A., CEO & Founder of That Anita Live, LLC, host of the TV show That Anita Live and The Emotional Happiness Podcast with That Anita Live provides a platform for women to learn, laugh and more importantly heal emotionally by learning from the challenges and successes of others. 

A former school and community agency counselor and creator of the 7-Step Method, Anita’s helped guide people from the ages of eleven to fifty through their own life issues, personal transformations and professional endeavors. With an old soul and a comedic, honest voice. She uses many southern colloquialisms and colorful expressions to unwrap personal stories of surviving a homicidal alcoholic father, a mother in denial and four physically and emotionally abusive brothers and relates them to guiding principles and healing techniques.

Through her powerful and uplifting interviews at ThatAnitaLive.TV and The Emotional Happiness Podcast women get to see and hear real women with resourceful stories living relentless lives after life's most devastating events. Through her charismatic and compelling speaking, Anita helps women use the tools and resources they already have to reveal and release success blockers such as childhood trauma and family dysfunction so they can build self-confidence, boost their self-esteem and feel free to live true to their own personality, spirit and character.

In her newly released ebook, 7 Simple Steps to Beat Emotional Baggage, Anita shares actionable techniques that will walk women through letting go of the past and rising above the glass ceiling to reach higher levels of success and satisfaction in life.

From nine-to-five, Anita is a Senior Acquisition Support Specialist, possessing over nineteen years of performing and administering program management and cradle-to-grave commercial and federal contracting activities for acquisitions ranging from $500,000 to over $2 Billion. She has progressively worked her way up the federal acquisition lifecycle and commercial supply chain through various positions from pre-award and requirements definition to commodities buying to contract close-out. In her career, she has mastered the art of transitioning to level-up.

Anita is a graduate of Limestone College, Virginia State University, and Strayer University with a B.S. in Mathematics, an M.Ed. in Guidance & Counseling, and an M.B.A. in Contracts & Acquisitions. You can find Anita online at ThatAnitaLive.com, Twitter, Periscope, Instagram and Facebook. Her handle is That Anita Live on all four social media platforms.
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