EP 87: Marriage, Motherhood & Mourning: A conversation with Laura Fahrenthold
Fearlessly Facing Fifty™
A former NY Daily News crime reporter and a 14-year continuing tenure as content editor at Woman's World Magazine, Laura Fahrenthold shares her journey of picking up the pieces after the passing of her husband. She drives an RV 31,152 miles across N. America sprinkling her husband's ashes with their "eyeball rolling" teen daughters and a stray dog where the pink steering wheel becomes their well-being, spiritual GPS.Her late husband was Mark Pittman, Bloomberg investigative financial journalist who doggedly predicted the financial crisis and further sued the Federal Reserve to release information affecting taxpayers.Laura's book: THE PINK STEERING WHEEL CHRONICLES is a moving portrait of life told with transparency about marriage, motherhood and mourning.Read more about Laura and order her book here: www.laurafahrenthold.com---------------------------------Subscribe to the Fearlessly Facing Fifty PodcastRegister for the Women / Wine and Wellness Event HereThursday, February 25th - 7:00pm ESTFind your way to healthy skin with Dr. Meder Skincare - Here is the link for your special 10% savings.NIRA Skincare Laser and Hyaluronic Serum Bundle: Use this Link or put in the code AMYFF50 at checkout for special savings.Need a little wine pick me up....and suffering with headaches and 'wine hangovers' - I'm your girl. Head on over to Scout and Cellar to be introduced to 'clean wine'. You can thank me later. :)If you are interested in learning more about Gennev and what they have to offer, and how they can custom tailor a plan for you to take on the challenges of menopause with confidence, click here. And enter the code CANNONBALL50 at checkout so get 50% off any product.
Laura Fahrenthold: Author ‘The Pink Steering Wheel Chronicles’, Journalist, Widowed Mother of Eyeball Rolling Teenagers, Adventurologist
Sylvia & Me
Love, loss, healing, camping, adventure, misadventure and that RVLaura Fahrenthold is a former NY Daily News crime reporter. She has worked as a government press secretary, private investigator and content editor at Woman's World Magazine for over two decades. Her memoir, 'The Pink Steering Wheel Chronicles, A Love Story' has been ranked as a 'Top 20 Hot Pick' on Amazon. Laura has appeared on national television and her story has been featured on People.com and The New York Post in addition to other news, radio and internet outlets.Laura Fahrenthold hadn’t given much thought to traveling across the country. That is until she and her two young daughters suffered an unspeakable tragedy, the sudden death of Mark Pittman, husband and father. As a result of looking to find a way to heal, Laura and her daughters embarked on a five year, 31,152 mile adventure across the country. Every summer vacation was spent in their 1993 RV with the pink steering wheel. 31,152 miles as they sprinkled his husband’s ashes across N. America.The journey came with lots of adventure, misadventures, tears and laughter:Laura's husband - Mark PittmanThe evening before ThanksgivingFinding the way and pitching a tent at the beginning'HaRVey' the RV and a stray dogSpreading his ashes and McDonaldsThe people you meetDealing and healing - each in their own wayFinding his journal - the surpriseLaura has interviewed more than 60,000 subjects on topics from health parenting and motherhood to fitness and finance. She is a regular contributor to humor writer Erma Bombeck's memorial blog.
Deirdre Hade, 3 Breath Meditation & Laura Fahrenthold, “The Pink Steering Wheel Chronicles: A Love Story”
The Debbie Nigro Show
Even I can find time for a 3 breath daily meditation - I think? Never could figure out meditation for myself (who could sit still that long?) but with anxiety rising in the world I'm dedicating some time to finding ways to calm everybody down. Deirdre Hade's name caught my attention when I saw she was partnering with a favorite of mine, Jack Canfield, the co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. I just completed her 3 breath video meditation posted for you below. (Hey I was taking 3 breaks anyway). Wow she's REALLY 'calm' and made me feel calm. Maybe try it yourself today? The purpose of Deidre's guided meditation is to help us clear away old patterns and obstacles. (Shame we can't just use a Mr. Clean stain eraser for gunky outdated thoughts clogging our heads). Deidre and Jack Canfield are releasing 'The Radiance Tree of Life Journey Meditation' this Fall. A guided journey into ancient healing pathways that cleanses the body, mind and spirit of toxic thoughts and emotions. (Sounds promising) Besides Jack Canfield, Deidre's celebrity clientele also includes world renowned fashion icon and humanitarian Donna Karan. Meet her LIVE on the show at 10:20am eastern today on 1490 WGCH & WGCH.com from any device. Podcasts are posted after on DebbieNigro.com. ABOUT DEIDRE HADE: Deirdre Hade is a born mystic and visionary. Dedicated to healing those who have suffered from trauma, pain, and loss, Deirdre founded the non profit organization The Foundation for Radiance which has worked closely with the Women’s Prison Association of New York and Nuevo Amanecer (Sister Trinidad Lopez’s program for women rescued from abuse and sexual slavery in East Los Angeles). She designed My Angel Pillow with Kellee White to bring the healing comfort of angels to children in hospitals all across the country. A keeper of the World Peace Flame and founding member of the Association for Transformational Leaders of Southern California, Deirdre is a member of Jack Canfield’s Transformational Leadership Council, an organization of 150 world leaders in the field of personal transformation (including John Grey and Marianne Williamson). YOUTUBE 3 Breath Calming Meditation Video: How to Find Inner Peace and Calm #DeidreHade #JackCanfield deirdrehade.com #TheRadianceOfLifeJourneyMediation -- Pick up a NYPost today and read about widow Laura Fahrenthold. Her love story is really worth your time. Her husband, Mark Pittman, 51 at the time, sadly passed away some years ago of a massive heart attack. Laura a Westchester, NY mom of two girls, who is now 54, struggled to cope as you would imagine. Then there were his ashes. What she and her kids did over the years since his passing with his ashes to heal themselves became her memoir and a book called “The Pink Steering Wheel Chronicles: A Love Story”. It's the story of an extraordinary 31,000-mile adventure she and her daughters took in an RV to sprinkle her husbands ashes in places they felt fitting. Laura Fahrenthold joins the show today at 10:40am eastern LIVE on 1490 WGCH and WGCH.com anywhere from any device. Podcasts get posted later on DebbieNigro.com. (Laura thankfully was blessed with a good sense of humor which you know I feel is everyones best accessory especially during trying times. She named her husbands ashes "Mark-in-a-Box" and prior to the end of this story took him everywhere with her to keep him close. Beautiful.) Laura Fahrenthold #ThePinkSteeringWheelChronicals How a Road-Trip Helped Me Heal After My Husbands DeathHow a Road Trip Helped Me Heal After My Husband's Death
Laura Fahrenthold – Author of The Pink Steering Wheel Chronicles
On this weeks show it’s my pleasure to welcome Laura Fahrenthold, author of the Pink Steering Wheel Chronicles. Laura and her husband, Mark Pittman were living their dream life in […] The post Laura Fahrenthold – Author of The Pink Steering Wheel Chronicles appeared first on Girl Camper.
The Pink Steering Wheel Chronicles - Laura Fahrenthold on Big Blend Radio
Vacation Station Travel Radio
When Bloomberg journalist Mark Pittman suddenly died, his widow spent four summers driving 31,152 miles searching for answers. A former NY Daily News crime reporter, Laura Fahrenthold presents her moving portrait of life told with unflinching honesty about marriage, motherhood and mourning in "The Pink Steering Wheel Chronicles: A Love Story." Published by Hatherleigh Press and distributed through Penguin Random House, Laura’s put-your-heart-back-together memoir shares her adventures and misadventures, her deeply-layered love story, and her heartbreaking yet often hilarious slice of life dispatches as captain of a 1993 RV as she traverses North America spreading his ashes with their young daughters and a stray dog where the pink steering wheel becomes their spiritual GPS. www.LauraFahrenthold.comFeatured music on this episode is “Sands of Time” from the “Other Desert Cities” album by Bay Station - www.BayStationBand.com This episode was sponsored by the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association - www.IFWTWA.org