Saturday, March 9, 2019

How to Stay Calm Through a Life-Threatening Diagnosis

Crystal Duffy is an author, public speaker, teacher, parent advisor in the NICU and Mom to three daughters including a set of identical twins. Her high-risk pregnancy with her twin girls incited her writing career.

After surviving a two-month bed-rest extended NICU stay, high-risk twin pregnancy, and two-time near-death experience, Crystal was emotionally, physically, and spiritually transformed by her medical trauma. She wanted to share her “Emotional Tale of Empowerment” and inspire other families navigating through a similar journey with a message of strength, encouragement, and hope.

She has connected with thousands of families with her patient advocacy work and on her social media handles through her writing. Her essays on parenting have been featured in Woman’s World Magazine, Brain Child Magazine, and Twiniversity where she is a senior staff writer and teacher. She is thrilled for the launch of her forthcoming book Twin to Twin

You will be amazed at the calmness Crystal delivers her harrowing story of survival of herself and her twins.  It will inspire you in whatever area you may be struggling:

You will not be able to put this book down.  Twin-to-Twin is one twenty-nine-year-old mother’s harrowing and inspiring adventure through a high-risk twin pregnancy. But this isn’t only a book about pregnancy. It’s also an inspirational story to which all women can relate, especially when confronting any type of adversity.

A crisis when expecting: One-minute Crystal was sitting at a candlelight dinner in Paris with her husband. The next she was back home in Houston, sitting in her Ob-Gyn’s office concerned that she was having a second miscarriage.  Instead, she found out she was pregnant with twins who have a life-threatening condition called Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome. That means that Baby B is transfusing blood (disproportionately) to Baby A.

A riveting true story: Twin-to-Twin is a raw and inspirational story filled with tenderness, vulnerability, and humor. It chronicles the wildest, most terrifying and challenging year of Crystal’s life, which is also the most beautiful and eye-opening. Her hope is that it will bring strength to other women dealing with their own personal trials and tragedies, so they can also triumph.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

How to Find Love on Craigslist

How does a 62-year-old woman who's never been married find happiness with a two-time widower seeking his third wife on . . . Craigslist!? Does she throw caution to the wind and relinquish her freedom, or should she take a crash course in compromises?

B. Lynn Goodwin owns Writer Advice, Her memoir, Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62 was released in December.  It was a National Indie Excellence Award Winner and a two-category finalist at Next Generation Indie Book Awards. In addition, she has written You Want Me to Do WHAT? Journaling for Caregivers and Talent, which was short-listed for a Literary Light box Award, won a bronze medal in the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards and was a finalist for a Sarton Women’s Book Award.

Goodwin's work has appeared in Voices of Caregivers, Hip Mama, Dramatics Magazine, Inspire Me Today, The Sun, Good, Purple and many others. She is a reviewer and teacher at Story Circle Network, and an editor, writer and manuscript coach at Writer Advice.

At any stage of writing, if you find yourself stuck, Lynn can help you.  She knows what agents are looking for and will assist you in editing, proofreading, etc.  In addition, enjoy her story and share it with anyone who thinks it may be too late for love:

Author B. Lynn Goodwin tells her story of  how she was attracted to Richard's clear expectations, his honesty, and incredible openness.  Would she recognize love if it knocked on her heart? And could an educated woman be happy moving into a blue-collar world?

Whether you've been single forever, are trapped in an unhappy marriage, or simply curious, you'll find secrets to a happy marriage in Never Too Late.   Click here to purchase

Her previous book, TALENT, tells the story of Sandee Mason, who wants to find her true talent, get her license, and stop living in the shadow of her big brother, Bri, who disappeared while serving in Afghanistan. It won a Literary Lightbox Award, a bronze medal in the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards and was a finalist for a Sarton Women’s Book Award.  


Sunday, February 3, 2019

You Can Overcome Your Past and Realize Your Dreams

Orly Amor is an internationally known speakerbusiness coach for public speakersNetworking Expert and author of several books. A visionary and a connector, Orly is passionate about helping people connect and build strategic alliances and their sphere of influence.

Orly Amor always enjoyed speaking and helping people change their 

lives and impact their circle of influence no matter where they are.  In property management for 25 years, she quickly established herself as a Subject
Matter Expert; publishing two books.  But she was not satisfied with the impact
she was making and wanted to increase it.

In 2006, Orly was asked to share at a woman's shelter but she declined.  They insisted and she relentlessly agreed.  It was there she met a woman who wanted to end her life but after hearing Orly's message she wanted to change her life and live it to the fullest.  This is the impact that Orly wanted to make for people.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Do Mistakes of Your Past Define Your Present?

Running from Fear
Thad Cummings went from having a family,  a seven figure net worth, multiple businesses and a non-profit to being broke, family-less and facing death.  As he lie staring up at a ceiling in an empty apartment with a cell-phone that was now silent, he wondered where it all went wrong.

In his interview, Thad answers questions like:

What to do when the phone goes silent? 

What is more important -- proving you are right or the other person is wrong?

What does 'redefining enough' mean?

How do you measure success?



Monday, December 24, 2018

You Can Overcome the Scars of Bullying

Wish you were here Badfinger
Joyce Isaacson is an active blogger, author, and worked for the Chicago Tribune Editorial Department for ten years.  Her novel, "Wish You Were Here, Badfinger....A Rock Fantasy" has opened up many opportunities to help people deal with loss of a friend or loved one.

From a very young age, Joyce suffered extreme abuse through bullying by both classmates and teachers.  She dislocated her hip from tripping over a stuffed toy and missed a lot of school.  This led to a pattern of abuse and betrayal that followed her well into her adult years.  

You will enjoy her interview sharing her own story and her quirky novel:

Sunday, December 16, 2018

You Can Overcome - Cancer Survivor-ship Journey

Glen and Debbie Kirkpatrick's story shows both sides of survivorship.  When someone is battling cancer they are not alone in that journey.  Their partner suffers as well. 

Glen and Debbie share the heart-wrenching story and ultimate victory over this terrible disease.  Glen is a three-time, 31-year cancer survivor living with late effects of radiation and chemotherapy.  He shares how to find joy, how to persevere and the significance of living in the moment.  

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Do You Want to Have a Solid Financial Future?

Crush the Street

Kenneth Ameduri has had a passion for truth from an early age. Finding trends and anticipating growth sectors has been his primary focus since he was in high school. After noticing the cracks in the underlined financial system, he became a proactive investor purchasing investments that would hedge his portfolio against inflation. This led him to invest in real estate, precious metals, stocks, and cryptocurrency establishing a personal multimillion dollar portfolio prior to turning 30 years old.

What Does This Mean For You?

Kenneth has taken the knowledge he has compiled in the business world and is now pouring that into Crush The Street for the benefit of his members through the weekly newsletter, blog, and podcasts focusing on market trends, precious metals, cryptocurrencies and sound economics.

Kenneth Ameduri

During Kenneth's interview, he discusses the changing economy, the current college education system, and he is passionate about modern education which can be found for free on the internet and disrupts the conventional system which he feels is leading millions to the slaughter unknowingly.

Sign up for Crush the Street's weekly newsletter and find out how you, too, can change your current financial status. 

Connect with Kenneth here and learn how to invest wisely

Sunday, October 21, 2018

How Could One of the Biggest Traumas in Your Life Bring You the Greatest Joy?

Linda Evans Shepherd is an author of over 30 books.  She is President of Right to the Heart ministries and CEO of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA).  Her prayer books have sold over a quarter-of-a-million copies and often achieve the number one position on Amazon.

Linda is an internationally recognized speaker and the publisher of Leading Hearts Magazine, and AriseDaily, a daily e-devotional written by the members of AWSA.

Many times the people who we regard as leaders and seem to have it all 'together' are actually going through intense pain.  The difference is how we handle these setbacks.  Linda is no exception.  

Listen to her heart-wrenching story about her baby girl who was in a near-fatal car crash and how that event changed her life.  Out of that experience, Linda found true joy.