Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Fear, Anger, Sadness -- They are all Tied up with Love

Courtney Lund is a professor and writer who is currently working on a memoir about her relationship with her disabled brother, Gavin who suffers from AGS Aicardi-Goutieres Syndrome.

Courtney received the news about her four-month-old baby brother when she was 19 and in college. She dropped out of college to be with him and her family -- and to learn to love him, despite his death sentence.

There was nowhere for Courtney to turn for help as there was no resource to help people who had to cope with losing a sibling, to a disease or death. Feeling like she was up against the impossible, while also feeling

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Life is the Most Fragile Gift of All

Melissa Weaver
Melissa Weaver is an author and Licensed Clinical Social worker who has committed her work to helping others.  She is a facilitator of grief support groups, inspirational speaker for TMI consulting, adjunct faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University and she provides various volunteer services.

In August of 2013, Melissa was diagnosed with breast cancer and her life changed forever.  Her memoir was written to help anyone who wants to change their focus and their life.

Her interview was encouraging to anyone who has suffered a loss of any type.  It was motivating to all of us who want to Be More, Give More, Connect More and Do More for ourselves and for others.

Melissa also shared how to deal with grief and that we need to realize there is no time limit to grief.  

To Create Change
Be the Change

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Would You Like a Mind and Money Makeover?

Millie Leung
Millie Leung is an entrepreneur, bestselling author, and international speaker.  Her passions are in entrepreneurship, financial education, and women empowerment.

Her mission is to help individuals to start a business and be able to escape the rat race.  

Millie followed the traditional path of success and graduated with a Masters degree and worked hard in corporate jobs for more than ten years.  She was paid well but became TIME-BROKE and STRESSED OUT.

Then the economic crunch hit Millie and her husband - hard.  Millie's story of one idea that led her on a new road to success will inspire you on every level. She went from living under the US poverty line to an annual turnover in excess of TEN MILLION DOLLARS -- this she accomplished in five short years.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Exchanging Hurt for Hope

Sheryl Biesbrecht
Exchanging hurt for hope is Dr. Sheryl Giesbrecht’s focus—a message she shares with audiences as a radio personality, author of three books, and a speaker. A dynamic teacher and motivating leader, Sheryl has endured many changes and challenges. She has overcome drug addictions, cancer, and even widowhood and shares her story in her book, Get Back Up.

Her latest book, Experiencing God Through His Names, answers the question: What's in a name?  Names are more than groups of letters that represent a person or identify objects.  Names are powerful.  A person's character and destiny can be influenced by his or her name.  When it comes to God, His attributes and personality support His unique and distinct names.

In her interview, Sheryl walked us through those difficult years of her drug addiction, hopelessness, loneliness and trying desperately to be accepted by her peers.  She also shares her remarkable story of recovery from cancer in her bone marrow and the loss of her husband who was killed in a motorcycle accident that she witnessed.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

How to Recognize an Abused Child

Lisa Gray is a licensed mental health counselor, minister, author, and speaker. She travels extensively speaking at women's conferences, jails, and seminars to bring awareness to the complex and emotional topic of sexual abuse.

"They Don't Tell - Child Abuse:  A Mother's Perspective" is her powerful book especially for mothers who have to deal with the pain, hurt, shame, and guilt that comes with discovering that their child had been sexually abused.

"Mom, if I had something to tell you, would you be a mom or would you be a friend?" Those words are forever etched into Lisa's mind when her 16-year-old daughter finally told Lisa that her stepfather had been sexually abusing her since she was in the third grade.

This is the day Lisa's life changed forever and began a process of dealing with the shock, pain, guilt and shame surrounding the abuse.  She is passionate about bringing this awareness to parents, teachers, counselors, and anyone who works with children whose innocence was stolen.  She is an advocate for these women and to help bring the abusers to justice.