Got Janes? One Woman’s Vision – Entrepreneur and Visionary Sharon Linder (Inspiring Woman Series)

 “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”
Jackie Douglas

Today I want to introduce you to a woman who is not only inspiring, talented, creative, quick-witted and sharp as a tack but one who has a special new mission in her life. This new endeavor was initiated after her own  personal experiences within the health care industry although it has the potential to positively impact many women in the future. Sharon Linder is the kind of woman who gets things done. Efficiently and often extraordinarily. I have had the pleasure of knowing Sharon for a very long time. I cannot divulge exactly how long, after all that would be indiscreet. And we, being ladies, like to keep things discreet!

Having had the opportunity to live and work closely with the Linder family for a number of years offered me the chance to rub elbows, exchange thoughts and ideas and know the gift to the community this particular family continues to be in so many ways. Sharon is married to Stephen Linder, Attorney and “Legal Tips” radio talk show host here in Rhode Island. They have two beautiful grown daughters, Sydney and Olivia.

Sharon, is a whirlwind of energy and ideas, yet she is the eye of the storm, the calm center, powerful, focused and in control. She grew up in New Hampshire, and has two sisters. Perhaps it’s no surprise that she is the middle sister! Could this be one of the places she learned some of her unique intuitiveness which has served her well in her career and life? Sharon so often tunes into those around her and always has something to offer whether through reason, practical solution, or alternative perspective. I can’t tell you how often she has connected people for purposes which benefited all parties involved. During her 30 years as a dedicated IBM associate, she managed her family and home life and still always kept her eyes and ears open to help others. Seriously, on a personal note, not only is she a gifted communicator, Sharon is one of the funniest people I know. She is what I call “Smart Funny”. There are times in life where I stop and say, “What would Sharon say?” Sometimes this just makes me smile- but wisdom and humor abide in this women. I could write a whole other post on famous “Sharon-isms” I can recall.

So what is this “Vision” for women that Sharon has and 
what are Janes? 

Let me ask you this, how did you feel when you went to your last exam, as you were asked to slip into a Johnny, before embarking on a testing procedure which you were not looking forward to anyway?

How about this scenario:  You are trying to walk in a modest way from one room down the hall to the next suspecting the likelihood of “flashing” inadvertently to be a strong, though undesired possibility?

Enter “Janes”. The discreet Johnny for women who have important questions on their mind and do not want to be distracted by a breeze, as they make their way around the health facilities. Let’s face it when woman hear certain words and are being told they need specific tests, the last thing that needs to be a concern is whether or not they are exposed. Janes are a reasonable answer to offer coverage, discretion and modesty during a time when they feel exposed, anxious and vulnerable.

Here is the best news: All profits go to the Janes Foundation with funds to be donated to women who can’t afford mammogramsBe sure to stop by the website and see for yourself the beauty of this excellent endeavor! Would you also share this Janes information with your friends who work in Healthcare, and women you know who would be interested?
Here is the Link:

gotcha covered

Stop by the brand new Facebook Page to support 
for Janes
by “liking” their page!

Sharon, recently has been exploring more of her artistic side. She is working with various mediums and stretching her creativity muscles further while enjoying special times with family and friends.
She continues to be an inspiring women to this very minute! 
Stephen, Olivia, Sydney and Sharon

The fact is some people impact you in such a way that you are forever changed for knowing them. And for the better. That is the key. They in sharing themselves with you, increase the you-ness of you…for the better. 

Linking with Courtney, Shanda, Michelle and Darlene in hopes of women sharing and supporting one another.

Miscellaneously Speaking, Dawn

Please get a cup of tea and join me; it’s been a busy week. Shall we sit?

It has been quite a full week, friends. Some things went forth unplanned, others seemed held back by invisible hands. I am learning to see the beauty in the broken more clearly. I realized how much God has grown me over the years this past week; how I am able to behold the pain and beauty in living and dying without fear. This was not always the case. This is seed faith nurtured by His grace: without doubt but peace and quiet confidence in the One who is bigger still. Heaven is rooted deeply in my heart. Surely, I have a firm foundation in my God, my Rock and Fortress.
 My Beautiful One.

So this week I will start with my Multitudes as it seems fitting…
118. tears that are not hopeless but brimming with unspoken joy
119. 14 Swans swimming peacefully…14! 
Praise God for breathtaking beauty, awe and wonder
120. A Friday afternoon Moonstone Moment beholding wind, surf, rocky shore
121. The gift of life and death and each moment in between
122. His Living Word which bears witness to His presence, power and never ending Glory
123. The timeliness of Sunday’s message always a perfect portion
124. His Body, the Church
125. Spaghetti and Meatballs…made by me- and yummy, too! Sweet victory in the kitchen
126. Housework progress, reminder that He cares and is willing to help, bend and stoop assisting in my weakness
127. confessions from a tween: learning to trust Him for her, painful and beautiful again
128. moon chasing nights
129. stumbling out the door with the camera, falling face down in the grass, knowing He laughs but without malice: He loves me,  in my silly, blundering, comedic moments when no-one else is present
130. His glorious light and the glimpses of it everywhere- he chases away darkness and in Him there is no darkness…

This past week I was privileged to use my creativity to honor my Father-In-Law who passed this past week. I spent Most of Monday working on this special Tribute for him.It was a blessing and I am grateful that I was able to put something together to honor this man and his memory. I got such a wonderful peek into more of him than previously known. I used the poem I wrote in his honor on the center board. I also put four hearts in every corner representing his four sons. I am so grateful to be part of his loving legacy. He was a man of integrity who lived a life of love and sacrifice.I thank God for him and his family, the legacy of love he has left as an example for us to follow. 

Last but not least my randoms…as if I have not already shared randomly!

miscellany monday at lowercase letters
My TBR (To Be Read) List is here with a Book Bloggers Hop
 for those who like to read, blog and hop!

I spent a good part of the weekend chasing the Super-Moon 
and a lone butterfly…seriously I chased this butterfly from morning 
until evening (and now you know why I struggle to keep up with the housework!)
I will share more about this later in a poem, picture or post! 
Please consider praying for some bloggers and joining in. You can start any time.
I believe this may be ongoing as God leads! 
I already have my second list working. But my First Round begins May 20th. 
Feel free to join in and just pray as well! 
If you are not in the first round I am praying my way through my Blog List so be patient. 
No Blogger Left Behind is my philosophy! 
A Quote:
“We serve a gracious Master who knows how to overrule even our mistakes 
to His glory and our own advantage”
John Newton

And a peek into a long overdue post coming:
My next Inspiring Woman is an amazing lady who I look forward to introducing you to as I actually know her in real life. A special post this week from the lady behind the “gowns”.
I think you will be moved and blessed BUT I will let you peek
in advance because I am crazy like that!
Plus also I wanted this story to go live last week! 
Sharon Linder’s story is up this week 
and her current mission to keep women covered discreetly! 

Check out Sharon’s mission by CLICKING HERE!
Be sure and stop by to read more and share her story and mission this week!

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