Saturday, December 31, 2016

What You Do May Fail - but YOU Did Not Fail

Damon DaRil Nailer is a multi-talented inspirational communicator, speaker, music producer, songwriter, recording artist, author and business owner.

He has conducted over 250 speaking engagements and performances, produced six musical projects, written two inspirational books, and one nonfiction book. He has been featured on TV shows, podcasts, radio shows, newspapers, magazines, and various online publications.

In Damon's words:  

You Are Not Responsible for Results - 
You Are Responsible for Taking Action 

Do you wonder what your dominant gift is?  Ask yourself these questions:

1)  What am I skilled at?
2)  What do I like doing?
3)  What do I do so others can receive satisfaction?
4)  If I didn't get paid for it, would I still receive satisfaction?

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Doing It -- That is What Counts and What Will Make the Difference

Laura Wellington
Laura Wellington is an award-winning children's television creator, a successful technology-media entrepreneur, an author of the Four-Star Diet and a full-time mom to five children.

Laura was widowed at 35 years old and had to pick up the pieces, move forward and stay strong for her five children while managing her business. 

Since then she has dedicated herself to making the world a better place for ALL -- in ways that now include spearheading THREAD MB.  

THREAD MB combines interviews from leading social media mom Influencers with interviews from leading celebrities.  They are bridging the gap to better the world...together.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

When You Follow Your Passion - You Follow Your Heart

Leah Graham started playing the piano at the age of 4 four years old making up her own compositions.  Leah was raised by her grandmother.  Music became her passion to help her escape the pain of an absent mother and father.

At 16, Leah was in a near-fatal car accident with a semi-truck and was in recovery for over a year.  Her hand was broken in seven places and she was told she would never play the piano again.

She never ever gave up hope and has become a successful pianist whose music has been placed in the T V show, "Law and Order."  She was one of the nominees for the film "Absent" and currently has other television and movie projects in the works.

Her interview will inspire you to pursue your passion and your dreams and to never give up - click on the arrow below

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Happiness is Not Something You Chase, It is Something You Can Create

Tara Massan is a life coach and a writer who has been featured in LifeHack, Womanitely, HER magazine, Huffington Post, Elite Daily and featured in the Wall Street Journal.  

Tara created "Be Moved" because she knows what it is like to live with negativity and no direction in life; to feel lost and powerless to do anything about changing that.

Since launching Be Moved in December of 2015, I’ve personally connected with hundreds of readers, and I’ve realized this is something that many of us have in common:  we allow negativity and limiting beliefs about the past, present and future limit our potential and happiness in the present.
And even though we want our lives to change for the better, we don’t how to live a life that doesn’t revolve around our former limiting beliefs.  So instead, we keep living with the same limiting beliefs and allowing negativity in our lives – the end result is living a life rooted in pain.
The great news is that we are in charge of what happens next.  We are in charge of our beliefs, how we interact with negative situations, and how we live today as a result.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Can You Survive the Pain of Losing a Child?

Mary L. Schmidt is an artist and author of 12 books, including her inspiring memoir When Angels Fly.

When you listen to her interview, it will grip at your heart strings.  Cry with her as she shares her story and relates with so many who have lost a child -- Mary lost two little angels and understands the pain.

When Angels Fly is the story about a woman who was able to rise above an extremely abusive childhood and marriage, to learn faith, love, and motherhood from her own son’s courageous fight with cancer.

It provides an illuminating example of how women who are in physically, mentally and emotionally abusive relationships can successfully escape even in the most challenging of times. 

SALE:  When Angels Fly is on sale for only 99 cents!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Why Not YOU? Why Not NOW? You have unlimited potential

Gina Horkey is a professional writer and online business marketing consultant with a decade of experience in the financial services industry. Her passion it to help freelancers gear up to quit their day jobs and take their side hustles full-time.

She offers an on-line course on the steps to take to realize your dream as a freelance writer - and getting paid to follow your passion.

Do you like to write? Do you want the freedom to choose when and where you work?

Maybe you’ve considered becoming a freelance writer but weren’t sure how to you get started.

The advice she explores during her interview is:

1. Get Started
2. Why Not You? Why Not Now? You have unlimited potential
3. Focus on the BEST possible outcome instead of the worst.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

How You Can Move from Broken to Beautiful

Yvonne Ortega is a bilingual professional speaker, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and the author of Moving from Broken to Beautiful:  9 Life Lessons to Help You Move Forward and Finding Hope for Your Journey through Breast Cancer.

One of the books in her Moving from Broken to Beautiful deals with forgiveness.  In her interview, she shares the misconceptions about forgiveness which make it very difficult, if not impossible, to forgive.  

Yvonne not only survived but thrived after a domestic violence marriage, divorce, single parenting, breast cancer, multiple car accidents, and multiple deaths in the family within weeks of one another including the death of my only child. 

She understands tragedy and why we must forgive those who have hurt us, in order to move forward.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

How To Create Your Own Luck - When Preparation Meets Opportunity

Dr. Reggie R. Padin is an author, speaker, and executive coach. His academic credentials include a Master of Divinity and an MBA in Organizational Management and a Doctorate in Education. 

BUT.....he is so much more.  Dr. Padin's mission is all about helping people overcome their "Dumpster Moments" and to go beyond their limitations.  These can be self-imposed limitations which include fears, doubts, confusion, economic problems, emotional turmoil, and toxic relationships.  These dumpster moments can paralyze you.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Eventually Your Tears of Memories Will Turn into Smiles

Paul Mitton
Paul Mitton has worked in video and film production for the past 30 years.  But the story he wants to share here will touch your heart for it involves losing his wife to cancer.

Paul found his soul mate later in life, got married and soon discovered they were going to have a baby -- his wife was 47 years old.

When their son was six months old, his wife lost her battle to breast cancer.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

How to Take Control of Your Money Instead of Your Money Controlling You

"When the pain of staying in debt is greater than the pain of changing your spending - that is when you will make a change."  Lauren Gruetman

Lauren Gruetman is a wife, mom of four, and a RECOVERING SPENDER.  She is a personal finance expert who is a regular guest on the Today Show, Good Morning America, Dr. Oz, Rachel Ray and many more.

She is the author of The Recovering Spender and shares her step-by-step program on how to curb a shopping addiction.  Her desire is that her readers and listeners to this interview can live a debt-free life.

She will teach you that when it comes to managing your finances, "YOU CAN DO THIS!"

After learning how to curb her spending habits, Lauren Greutman shares her hard-earned knowledge on how to get out of debt and live without the financial pressures that many people face today.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

How to Cope After the Death of Your Child

On April 1, 2000, while Angela was in Japan on military duty, her husband and four children were involved in a fatal car crash. The Alexander’s car fell 25 feet off the highway and landed upside down on top of two parked vehicles with people inside. 
The people in their vehicles were extremely shaken up but survived! Sadly her two eight-year-old sons didn't survive.

But the story does not end there. One of the many miracles was although Murice and Roger passed instantly at the scene, they had both written goodbye letters to their family above and beyond their age or grade levels.  You will not want to miss listening to this amazing story. 

"The healing of your broken heart is not an indication that you no longer miss or love your loved ones" ~ Angela Alexander

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Is There a Chance that an Abusive Mother can Change?

Kathy Collard Miller
Kathy Collard Miller is an author, counselor and international speaker.  Her books include Never Ever Be the Same:  A New You Starts Today.  

Kathy shares her story of how she came to grips with her anger and changed her life.  She had been an abusive mother to her little girl and hid it from her husband.  She hated her life and couldn't grasp the strength to control herself.  

When she determined the underlying causes of her anger, her relationship with her family was restored.  She shares that journey from pain to triumph in this interview and her books.

Kathy's speaking engagements have taken her to eight foreign countries and over 31 states.  She has appeared on many TV shows and is a co-founder of AWSA, Advanced Writers and Speakers Association.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

You Can Get Out of that Rut Dragging You Down

Julie Ann Sullivan is known as a revolutionary and works with organizations that want to establish a workplace environment where people are productive, engaged and appreciated.

Julie Ann is an ATTITUDE ENHANCER, a speaker, trainer, and leadership coach.  She is the founder of Learning Never Ends, whose purpose is to create a more positive culture, a time.

Her podcast, Mere Mortals Unite, explains that each one of us mere mortals has a super power.  It is fun, enlightening, and motivating as was her interview here. 

During her interview, Julie Ann made valid points that each one of us can use to change our attitude and.....our life. 

  • How to live with perseverance and patience 
  • Do you recognize it when you are in a hole?
  • How to get out of the rut that is dragging you down
  • Are you a cockeyed optimist?

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Crocodile Mothers Eat Their Young - A Child's Story of Abuse and Survival

Child's story of abuse and survival
Alan has a BA in Political Science and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Connecticut Law School.  He has practiced law for 35 years and was Chief Counsel for the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.  He was on the Board of Directors ofLifelong Learning Centers, a company operating educational programs for children living in various federally assisted apartment complexes.  

He is the author of Crocodile Mothers Eat Their Young which is a novel based on his experiences as a foster parent.  He and his wife, Barbara, became foster parents in the late 1990s and do workshops aimed at foster parents of teenagers.

Listen to his inspiring and educational interview here:

Monday, September 5, 2016

Do You Know What the Design and Purpose is for Your Life?

Damien Horne writes, sings, plays instruments, acts and....serves.  He is a member of Nashville's infamous Muzik Mafia as well as the chart-topping country trio, The Farm. He has worked with many artists including Big & Rich, John Legend, Faith Hill, Three Doors Down and Dierks Bentley.

Damien isn't your average artist -- he goes the second mile in serving his fellow man and inspiring children and people in need across the globe with unending amounts of love and support through various organizations.

Damien is passionate about encouraging others to fulfill their dreams.  He is a minister and philanthropist who is drawn to help youth, prison inmates, homeless people and victims of human trafficking.

"Even if you come from humble or dysfunctional beginnings does not have to deter you from greatness."  Damien is one of 12 children and was always told that he was special.  

Don't miss Damien's interview sharing his incredible story and survival and success:

Thursday, September 1, 2016

How to See With Your Heart

Janet Perez Eckles is an author, international speaker, radio host, life coach and the founder of JC Empowerment. As a blind woman, she is the last person you would expect to see dancing but she teaches thousands of people how to celebrate life.

She lost her eyesight at 31, her son was murdered and the man who committed the crime was acquitted.  In the midst of these traumas, she also had to cope with infidelity in her marriage.  Yet, she discovered how to turn a life of tragedy into a life of triumph.

Not only does Janet dance the Salsa but she has a You Tube COOKING show.  She does not believe in limiting ourselves - but to be strong and courageous and face every challenge in spite of adversities.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

How to Replace the Lies You May Be Hearing with the Truth

Dena Dyer is a writer, speaker, teacher who has written eight books and hundreds of articles.

Dena went through soul-crushing depression after her oldest son was born and knows how debilitating that can be.  In her interview, she gives practical advice on how she coped and then overcame that depression.

Depression can rob you of your joy Dena shares how you can replace the lies you may be hearing in your mind.....with the truth that will free you from depression.

If you need practical advice on how to recover from pain and deep hurts, you must listen to Dena share.  Click the arrow below:

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Get Back on the Hope Track - Be Kind to Yourself

Joyce Ross
Joyce Ross, author, editor, and keynote speaker is a co-founder of Kindness Is Key, Training and Publishing Inc., the home of Heartmind Wisdom Inspirational Anthology Collection.  

Joyce is a recovering gambling addict who lost over $300,000, her home, and her self-respect. Her story is compelling and revealing as she offers help to those who may have a similar problem -- or know someone who does.

In her interview, Joyce shares not only the indicators to determine that there could be a problem but also some solutions.

Joyce states that "Gambling is a global problem.  Depending on the country, it can range from 1 in 500 people in Norway to as high as 1 in 20 people in Hong Kong.  In Canada, the United States, and Australia, one percent of the population are considered to be pathological gamblers and one to two percent as problem gamblers."

Sunday, August 14, 2016

100 Years from Now, it Will Matter that You Made a Difference in the Life of a Child

Barbara Cohen
Barbara Cohen has a Masters Degree in education and has taught both in elementary school and middle school as a language arts instructor.  She was a writing consultant and has conducted workshops across the U. S.  

Currently, she is a part-time literacy instructor for Marrakech, Inc. - a non-profit organization that owns half-way houses for developmentally handicapped persons.

In her interview, Barbara shares her experiences with foster children and some practical tips for anyone considering becoming a foster parent.

Being a foster parent requires patience, patience, and more patience....but the rewards can be more than you had ever hoped.

From the pitfalls to the joys, Barbara encourages us to consider fostering a child who needs love.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Think Better Thoughts -- Have a Better Future

Donna Kater, an online video course instructor and author, is known as a master in reinventing oneself and is dedicated to helping others, particularly after they have gone through a major life-changing event.

Her professional experience as a college counselor, career counselor, small business owner, and acupuncturist help contribute to her qualifications as a mentor.

Donna is dedicated to helping people survive, come alive, and thrive!


I'm Still Alive, Now What? is her on-line course as well as her book by the same title.  It is designed to assist people in healing after trauma such as divorce, a loved one's passing, car accident, job loss, or a natural disaster.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

They Who Know the Deepest Sorrow, Know the Greatest Joy

ellen mongan
Ellen Mongan is a speaker, blogger and author of over 40 books.  She is the founder of Little Pink Dress Ministry.  She is co-host of the weekly radio show, My Miscarriage Matters and a frequent guest on WBPI Television.  

Ellen describes the journey from trials to triumph as a hike and that it is much easier when you have someone to stand with you who has the GPS.  She helps women to overcome eating disorders, death of a child, date rape, post-partum depression, emotional scars from abuse, or just to be the best they can be in any role.  

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Practical Tips for Anyone Who Has Been Laid Off

Mary Kaarto
Mary Kaarto is the author of two books, Help for the Laid Off and Hope for the Laid Off.  As a single mom for almost 20 years, Mary was inspired to write these books as a help and encouragement to those who have gone through a similar experience.

In her interview, Mary shares PRACTICAL tips on how to survive when you have lost your job.   Each one of us can benefit from these tips, no matter where we are in life.  

She also shares how to cope emotionally when you find yourself in any grave situation.

She is available to answer any questions you may have and to help in any way she can.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

How to Heal Your Past - An Insider's Guide on Relationships

Roxanne Derhodge is a Psychotherapist, Author, and Keynote Speaker whose expertise is in relationships.   Roxanne is a trusted psychotherapist, advisor on many boards and the founder of Roxanne Derhodge Consulting.  

Roxanne previously worked with the Metro Toronto Police assisting crime victims, headed an Addictions Unit with the Niagara Health System, and was involved in corporate consulting.  Roxanne is specialized in many areas of therapy including managing anxiety/depression, domestic violence, and divorce.

"Don't allow stressors to RUN you.  You take control and run them!"

Sunday, July 10, 2016

How to Turn Your Pain into Power

Doreen Hanna is passionate to fulfill her mission statement. She looks for every opportunity to guide women, of all ages, on a journey to discover their princess within and embrace the life of royalty they have been called to live!

As the Founder & President of Treasured Celebrations, she enthusiastically continues to encourage moms and mentors to become influential leaders. 

Unwanted by her father, she knew the pain of rejection for 18 years.  Marrying at 19, she wanted to prove to her father she was worthy of love.  However, she quickly discovered that the man of her dreams was an alcoholic.          

Life brought many trials for Doreen including a financial crisis, the molestation of her daughter and Doreen's father threatening her husband's life.

How did she survive? 
 She shares how she turned her PAIN into POWER    

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Getting Through What You Can't Get Over

Anita Brooks, CPT, CLTF, CCS is someone who MOTIVATES others to dynamic break-throughs.  Blending mind, heart, body, and spirit as an inspirational business/life coach, international speaker, and common trauma expert, she shares HOPE.  

She is a multi-published, award-winning author of the Amazon Best Seller, Getting Through What You Can't Get Over.

There are some things in life people never get over. No matter how much they want to.  Many experience abuse, financial disaster, serious illness, death of loved ones, and other common traumas making them believe they'll never move past the pain, but through research and true story compilations, Anita offers emotional, practical, and spiritual insights from experts and people who have survived intense trauma -- and have made it through seemingly impossible situations.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Reprogramming Your Mind for Success

Ben AmosBen Amos' story will motivate you to break free from negative thinking, depression, and anxiety. When Ben was two years old, he was run over by a drunk driver.  Among many injuries, he suffered a popped lung, broken bones, ruptured spleen and multiple surgeries.

This is the second time I have interviewed Ben Amos.  The first interview, you can also listen to below, was Ben's story from his memoir How To Break Free From Depression, Fear and Anxiety in 30 days - Using Ancient Secrets.   

After Ben's accident, he suffered from seizures, brain damage and bullying by kids for fun.  Depression and suicidal attempts were part of Ben's life until he was able to break free and learn to reprogram his brain.

Ben is now a successful businessman who is involved in the arts; dance, music and theater.  He has also served in various ministerial capacities.  

In his second interview, Ben shares how the mind was designed to be programmed - every day, all day. The problem is that few of us realize it. Bob Proctor says "Habits are not broken; they are

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Conning the Elderly Out of Their Savings

Anita Barney, widow of the former CEO for Wendy's restaurant, is the only child of an alcoholic father, a victim of physical and emotional abuse by her first husband, a breast cancer survivor, and the target of a compulsive gambler and criminal predator.  Anita's honest messages of hope, forgiveness, and second chances will connect with you on many levels.

Anita is a woman who traveled in the 'best' circles.  She had been engaged to Henry Mancini and Perry Como was her neighbor. She was not an ignorant woman but easy prey.

When I saw Anita on the Dr. Phil show, I wanted her to be my guest on Never Ever Give Up Hope. Her story needs to be told.  

Even as cancer claimed her husband's life, Bob ensured his wife was financially secure and left her with chilling advice, “Don’t let a man take all of your money.”

Friday, June 3, 2016

You Have the Potential of Learning to Love Yourself

Marissa Pendlebury is a public health researcher with degrees in nutrition, health sciences (BSc), and psychology (MSs).  

Through her website, Nourishing Routes, she helps individuals develop a positive and compassionate relationships with themselves, with food and exercise, and with other people.

But Marissa's journey was a rocky road of serious eating disorders, anxiety, and deep depression.

When all hope was gone and she had nowhere to turn for help, she discovered how compassion for others could help her heal herself.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

How You Can Beat Cancer Against the Odds

Marion M. Pyle's drive for excellence, artistic creativity, and leadership development have been the life forces propelling her through award-winning ventures in film, television and theater. She has an accomplished career in advertising and public relations as well.

Marion is a media and communications professional. award-winning scriptwriter, producer, director, and television host.

Marion is also a noted seminar leader and university professor of business communication and public speaking.  

In her book, Healed, Healthy & Whole, How We Beat Cancer With Integrative Therapies & Essential Healing Strategies, she recounts the race against time to find a cure for her husband's deadly form of cancer.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Do You Believe Truth is Universal?

Pamela Christian
You will find that Pamela Christian's books are very different from what you might expect.  In the first book of the series, she dissects the top five major world religions and New Age. This is to help readers learn the origin and beliefs for each religion to make an educated choice.

Pamela explains that "the world is broken" but what's needed to repair it does exist and is accessible if we are willing to do what it takes.

We must agree that governments, marriage and family, jobs, big business, and real estate markets have failed, including the Church. BUT real and certain hope in life exists.

Depression, suicide thoughts, chemical/alcohol abuse, worry, fear, anxiety can touch each of our lives in some way.  People are starved for hope and truth.  Pamela's book series can offer much to those seeking to understand this entire subject of truth and faith.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Failure is Never an Option

Allison Hill
Allison Hill is an active blogger at Accidentally Allison. Allison's story is one that many people can relate to -- love lost.  She shares about her quest for a long lasting relationship which became a disaster -- more than once.

She wants women to understand relationships and how they affect our self-image and perception.

Listening to her story in the podcast below, one has to applaud her for overcoming many defeats yet she has an attitude of victory.

Allison has been proposed to seven times, married twice and divorced both times.  Her blog is a glimpse into a world that has consistent, unimaginable pain but shows that even in the face of love lost and the shredding of the heart, there can STILL be happiness, hope, and love.  

Failure is Never an Option - Falling Down is But Getting Back Up is a Necessity

Her story is one of Love, Marriage, Divorce, Single Parenthood, Homelessness, Penniless, Tragedy, and Teenage Mental Illness.  She shares her story to help people understand that they are not alone.  No matter what happens, you can overcome just about anything and find a way to laugh in the process.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Struggling With Family Secrets and Broken Relationships?

Martha Ashwell
Martha Ashwell worked as a childcare officer, administrator and support tutor in university education and a counselor.  She is also a member of the long-established writer's group, Manchester Irish Writers.

Her memoir, Celia's Secret: A Journey towards Reconciliation, helped her to analyze and evaluate her life experiences to work through a process of reconciliation.  Broken relationships.

Her story shares the impact family secrets can have on your life.

Are you struggling with the dynamics of a family secret or with broken relationships?

Martha's memoir is full of memorable quotes but the one that sums up the book is Voltaire's, "Love trust and pardon error."

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Have You Considered Being a Romance Novelist?

Rebecca Owens
Rebecca Owens has been a writer since she was a little girl.  After 298 rejections from literary agents, she never gave up.  In 2013, she was able to successfully fulfill her dream and publish her first novel.  She is now a member of the Romance Writers of America.

Her stories are inspired by her Native American southern American roots.

In her interview, she shares tips on the steps to take to fulfill your dream of becoming a romance novelist.

Here is a snippet from A Sister's Love

Rebecca Love A Sister's LoveTwo North Carolinian sisters, Flo and Priscilla Oxendine are entangled in a web of betrayal, grief, and loss that has spanned over the time of ten years. The entanglement started when the sisters become estranged after Priscilla did the unthinkable and betrayed Flo. Nine months later, Priscilla dropped another bombshell or two after Flo had begun to rebuild her life.

Jack Winston, Priscilla's New York attorney, and friend has been given the chore of calling her family late one autumn night with sad news of her accident. In search of Priscilla's family contact information, he finds a forgotten two-year-old letter asking him to agree to an arrangement with Flo that knocks him off his feet.