We often hear how our young people lack role models to inspire them not only to be ambitious but also to follow ethical and spiritual principles in their careers and lives. Especially for young women and also their mothers, such role models are rare. My guest this week on Family First, net talk radio on VoiceAmerica.com is Patricia Ortlieb, who has immersed herself in the research and documentation of the life of Eliza Tibbets, who as a pioneer in the 1870s introduced the Navel Orange to
Riverside and founded the citrus industry. Tibbets was also an abolitionist, suffragette, horticulturalist, spiritualist, and mother. Patricia Ortlieb is an artist, psychotherapist, educator, world traveler, management consultant, and also Tibbets’ great-great-granddaughter. Ortlieb has authored the definitive work on Tibbets, with coauthor Peter Economy: “Creating an Orange Utopia: Eliza Lovell Tibbets & the Birth of California’s Citrus Industry”. Ortlieb is passionate about introducing children to their heritage and to great role models. California
Click on the link above and go to the program for March 29. Listen live at 1 PM PT, 2 PM MT, 3 PM CT, or 4 PM ET, or any time later on archive or downloadable.
Patricia Ortlieb is an artist, author, and educator, and a docent at the San Diego Museum of Art, where she has volunteered for the past ten years. She served for more than two decades as a trainer, counselor, and teacher, specializing in training skills and therapeutic behavior modification, including assertive and humanistic psychology. She is a licensed family therapist. She earned her BA in education and art history at
California State University and her MA in social science at . She also received art training at Otis Art Institute in Azusa Pacific University Los Angeles, UCLA, and at . She has traveled extensively, including world cruises and adventures in Antarctica and has lived in Pepperdine University Spain and . Her travels also took her to Germany , home of the famous Navel Orange. She has done paintings of the “Giant Orange” and has donated her voluminous Tibbets documents to UC Riverside. She wants her son, grandsons, and granddaughter to know their history. Bahia, Brazil
To hear about Eilza Tibbets amazing life, Click on the link above and go to the program for March 29. Listen live at 1 PM PT, 2 PM MT, 3 PM CT, or 4 PM ET, or any time later on archive or downloadable.
Randy Rolfe's Take Home Tips: Tell your daughters stories of women who have success in al different walks of life. And remember them yourself. Focus on the qualities that gave them the focus, dedication, energy, and persistance that it took them to accomplish their mission with integrity and joy.