Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Yes, You Can Laugh Your Way Through Cancer

Being diagnosed with cancer can be frightening, but it also gives you license to get away with a lot of things you wouldn't do otherwise. Laugh With Kathy takes you on a journey through breast cancer and finding humor in the diagnosis, treatment and survival of the disease. 

Kathy Lariviere uses humor to overcome any difficulties she encounters in life - including cancer.  Why? Crying gives her a headache. Therapy is expensive.  But...laughing always makes her feel better.

If you know anyone who is going through difficulty, especially with a cancer diagnosis, they will thoroughly enjoy this interview with Kathy. 

In her words: "Even though I didn't have a choice in the diagnosis I received, I did have a choice on how I got through it, and how I let my family and friends see me handle it."

She manages to find the humor in the worst of circumstances.  Here is her list of positives that came from her experience with cancer:
  • I got to relocate my bustline (it has been moving south for years)
  • I didn't have to shave my legs for months
  • It took a lot less time getting ready in the morning
  • I had a great excuse for buy new lingerie especially when all the pretty bras come in the smaller sizes
  • I didn't have to buy any more expensive hair products - I didn't have ANY hair
  • For the rest of my life, I got to blame forgetfulness on "chemo brain."
  • You can shame bad drivers with your bald head

Laugh with Kathy as you listen to her humorous and inspiring

interview and why it is a GOOD to smash pumpkins and 

throw eggs:

Friday, March 25, 2016

Be Assured: There is Triumph After Pain

Phyllis Clemmons is a best-selling author of several books.  She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and a Master's in Management, Human Resource Development and Leadership.

In life, each of us has a common goal:  To get through life's challenges, troubles, and trials as if it were a medicine that brings us to a healthy state of being.  A state of being that promotes strength, wisdom, resourcefulness, creativity, determination, and hope.

Phyllis states that it takes those trials to make our lives meaningful, colorful and complete, driving us to be creative, resourceful, determined, hopeful, and open.

Each of her books has a common thread:
  • There is triumph after pain
  • There is a key to unlock every door
  • There is a small voice whispering behind every choice we make  

You will not want to miss her challenging and inspiring interview:

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Give Yourself Permission to be Real

Jenna Forster is the founder of Women That Lead, an organization designed to help professional women achieve some really groovy things. 

Jenna is an Executive Coach, Motivational Speaker and Author of two books.

Jenna came to a point in her life when she was forced to deal with a physical diagnosis that changed everything.  As a result, she immersed herself into the field of neuroscience and is now a trainer certified in the Study of Brain and Neuroplasticity.

In addition, Jenna is:

Thursday, March 17, 2016

When You Know Better, You Do Better

Robyn Hill
Robyn Hill is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). She has a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Pastoral Counseling. Robyn has her own private practice where she provides culturally and spiritually sensitive counseling specializing in depression, anxiety, and trauma recovery.

Robyn is also an author of books to educate on developing coping skills to improve emotional wellness, including A Healing Conversation: Beginning Steps Towards Dealing with a Painful Past.

Robyn has recently launched her new radio show “Mind Healing Conversations” where she discusses various life stressors affecting mental wellness and also to inspire healthier habits for improving your quality of life.

In her interview here, Robyn shares tips and coping skills for those who don't know where to start on their journey to better mental health.  You will sense her empathy and compassionate desire to help those who are struggling.  Her organization reaches as far as women in Uganda who need an education and assistance in becoming self-sufficient.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Tips On How To Start A Writing Career

Marie Lavender is an award-winning best-selling author of 22 books, including Second Chance Heart.   She has been writing for over 20 years in a variety of genres.  

Second Chance Heart and A Little Magick  placed in the TOP 10 on the 2015 P&E Readers' Poll. 

Nominated for the TRR Readers' Choice Awards for Winter 2015. Poetry winner of the 2015 PnPAuthors Contest. Honorable Mention in the 2014 BTS Red Carpet Book Awards. Finalist and Runner-up in the 2014 MARSocial's Author of the Year Competition. Honorable mention in the January 2014 Reader's Choice Award. Liebster Blogger Award for 2013 and 2014. Top 10 Authors on AuthorsDB.com. Winner of the Great One Liners Contest on the Directory of Published Authors.

She has more works in progress than she can count on two hands. Since 2010, Marie has published 22 books in the genres of historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, fantasy, mystery/thriller, literary fiction and poetry. 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

The Most Beautiful People are Often Those Who Have Suffered the Greatest

Dana Goodman is a published author, grief counselor and inspirational speaker.  Her memoir is entitled, In the Cleft, Joy Comes in the Mourning, which won top novel at the Wildsound Writing Festival.

Dana's life was hard and unpredictable.  No mother should have to bury her 13-year-old son, at the same time her husband and mother-in-law died.  

Yet, Dana found love again and remarried.  Shortly after, her new husband was diagnosed with the same life-threatening cancer.  

It is one of the rarest cancers in the world and there have only been 200 known cases.  How could one woman lose three family members and yet, find her joy once again?

You will enjoy her interview as she shares how we often live in tension - beautiful and ugly mixing together like paint -- pain and joy kissing each other.  

Monday, March 7, 2016

Do You Know What You Were Meant to do? Are You Doing it?

Dianna Corcoran, Australian-born singer, guitar player, songwriter, producer, musical entrepreneur and two-time Golden Guitar winner in the Australian Country Music Awards including Artist of the Year, is one of Australia's most distinguished vocal and songwriting talents. 

She has earned over 400 awards with numerous #1 hits including an upcoming Hollywood movie opening theme.

This hard-working, genuine country girl has an almost 7th-octave vocal range, an infectious personality, and brings a fresh sound to country music.

She has driven over 46,000 miles, by herself, to promote her music and meet her fans in small towns across America. 

She has an unusual view of competition in this business, that can be related to any business.  She is in one of the toughest industries yet has accomplished incredible success - through tenacity and determination.  Humility and warmth are often foreign to achievement in the music industry, yet it is in her nature.  

You will not want to miss this young star's interview and her encouraging words to anyone working towards achievement -- in whatever you set your mind to do.

Her humorous and stimulating interview:

Friday, March 4, 2016

Did You Know You Can Love Yourself in Spite of your Abuse?

Maya Hope Kitwana wrote her memoir, Breaking my Silence, to share her powerful story but also in hopes of comforting those who have suffered in silence.  She shares why it is important to:

          Share Your Story
          Forgive Your Abusers 
          Face Your Abusers



Many victims of abuse have a difficult time to forgive but also to love themselves.  They must realize they have NOTHING to be embarrassed or ashamed of -- they were the abused and often just little children.

She offers tips on how to break that cycle of abuse that many families endure.

She shares how your past helps you to be the kind of parent you desire to be.

Her book, Breaking My Silence, is available here or on