Saturday, March 12, 2022

Do You Know How to Get Out of an Abusive Situation Safely?

Do You Know How to Get Out of an Abusive Situation Safely

Kelly J. Stigliano grew up in a quiet Amish town in Ohio in the 1970s and was always searching for excitement. A handsome young musician, home from the U.S. Navy, shared his drugs, music, and experiences beyond her naivete. How could she have known that behind this charming facade hid a misogynist, eager to take control of her life?

Kelly progressed from being a rebellious teenager to the position of an abused spouse. Having been hit in the head and told she was worthless had taken a toll and she felt helpless and hopeless.  

Kelly J. Stigliano is an author, speaker, and survivor of abuse whose mission is to help women who are in an abusive domestic situation, leave safely without harming anyone in their family.  She is also a volunteer for the First Coast Women's Services, a pregnancy resource center. 

Marital Abuse

In Kelly's interview, she discusses how women find themselves in domestic abuse situations, how it's not as easy to leave as one might think, and how with God it is possible to leave safely without harming anyone. 

When I asked Kelly what motivates her to help women, she responded:

"I had always seen my past as a string of stupid, embarrassing mistakes to be kept to myself. One day in 1986, I stood in the church foyer comforting a mother whose teenage daughter only communicated in anger, threatened to run away, and threatened to kill herself. In obedience to what I felt the Lord told me, I opened the door to my past a tad, sharing a tiny bit of my tumultuous teen years. Having me, the Christian school principal’s wife and mother of two elementary kids, share that one sliver of fact literally made her contact lens pop out of her eye! I think that was a good thing. She hugged me and thanked me for giving her and her husband hope. I’ve been sharing my story in various forms since then."

Kelly's stories have been published in magazines, e-zines, and thirteen anthologies including three Chicken Soup for the Soul editions. Her memoir, Praying for Murder, Receiving Mercy: From At-Risk to At Peace; My Journey from Fear to Freedom has touched lives across the globe

Having been hit in the head and told she was worthless took a toll on Kelly and made her feel helpless and hopeless. During her interview, she shares that no matter what type of abusive situation you find yourself in, you can change your circumstances once and for all.

Kelly's memoir tells her full story and one you will want to share with anyone who may be in an abusive situation. More than just a story it will help anyone to learn to identify at-risk relationships, discover ways to help single mothers, and see how forgiveness can change lives.

Praying for Murder, Receiving Mercy: From At-Risk to At Peace; My Journey from Fear to Freedom has epoch song references, fun 1970s dialogue, supernatural events, and relatable circumstances. Praying for Murder, Receiving Mercy is relevant, real, and right. 


Do You Know How to Get Out of an Abusive Situation Safely








Kelly Stigliano

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Have You Wondered What Was Missing in Your Life?

Have you wondered what was missing in your life?  

Jenny Toh was a qualified lawyer in the UK, Singapore, and Malaysia for almost three decades who worked as a litigator, a corporate attorney, and a derivatives legal counsel. On her personal front, she has a supportive husband and three children.

Yet, there was an inner yearning for something more. She felt that she was not living life to its fullest potential. 

Jenny Toh

During Jenny's interview, she shares how she switched careers to fulfill her full potential and will coach you on how to do the same.

Take this survey for a free assessment to find your top five character strengths 

Jenny is an International Coaching Federation Associate Certified Coach and runs her life coaching practice, River Life Coaching Pte. Ltd. She has coached many professionals in the legal industry, banking, and finance, energy sectors, and entrepreneurs on concerns such as work-life balance and integration matters, career transition, time management, and dealing with stress and negative emotions. 

Life Coach

Jenny Toh also volunteers at the pro bono coaching initiatives organized by ICF Singapore and is one of the facilitators for the ICF Singapore Peer Coaching Community of Practice. 

Additionally, she is a Christian mentor in GBN Marketplace Ministry and an active global mentor in The Mentor Ministry, an online mentoring platform.

FREE Coaching Opportunity for You

River Coaching

Jenny's website and her coaching process draw from the analogy of a river where the river source symbolizes your values and the main river is your life's direction. Your river is a reflection of the decisions that you make in your life. 

Click here for a 30-minute 

complimentary coaching session 

At the end of your coaching journey with Jenny, you will gain in-depth awareness and clarity of your values and beliefs. With this, you will begin to align your life goals with your values. You will feel inspired to start living a purposeful life, positively influencing those around you.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

How to Create the Intentional Life You Have Been Dreaming of But Struggled to Create

When Brian was a kid he was run over by a truck and his arm torn off. He learned from an early age not to allow people’s reactions to how he looked, slow him down. Instead of getting stuck in the rut of what happened to him, he was driven by what he could do with it.

Brian Bogert

Brian Bogert is a passionate human behavior and performance coach, speaker, business strategist, top sales professional, and philanthropic leader who believes in helping growth-minded individuals achieve the best version of themselves: their most authentic selves.

Loss of limb

Do you have any idea how to create the intentional life you have been dreaming of but struggled to create? Brian's revolutionary strategy - embracing the pain to avoid suffering - has helped individuals and companies break beyond their normal to achieve the success in life they have always wanted. 

You will want to listen to this interview more than once - and learn how to create the life you have been dreaming of:

Successful individuals can also be stuck, frustrated by lack of progress, and stymied efforts to realize their own potential. Brian built his business from $250,000 in revenue to $15 million in a decade. In Brian's interview, he will show all of us how to get out of the rut and become our authentic selves.

Inside of each of us is a sleeping giant. Brian is a heart surgeon without a blade. He shows us that we should not start outside with what we need to do - but rather from the inside with who we ALREADY are.

Brian Bogert

Get a taste of the No Limits YOU experience with complimentary access to the first of seven video-guided chapters in the No Limits journey


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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Do You Believe Anything is Possible if You Are Determined?

From the slums of Chicago to the hills of Hollywood, to legendary Carnegie Hall, award-winning actress, author, and teacher Susan Slavin has always triumphed over adversity.

Susan Slavin

Susan’s story touched me deeply and affected me for days afterward. What she endured and overcame in her life is an inspiration to everyone. When you listen to her remarkable interview, stay tuned until the end – cry with her, rejoice with her.

Born into abject poverty (one dinner roll to feed a family of six) and a family crippled by severe mental illness, Susan created miracles in her own life and the lives of others against all odds.

Starting with her scholarship to the famed Chicago Art Institute at age 12, then following her dream of becoming an actress to Hollywood in her early teens, Susan quickly became a working actress, winning numerous awards.

There, she was discovered by and worked with legendary director Jerome Robbins, (“A revelation…. the best actress I’ve come across.”).  He then summoned her to NYC where she built a critically acclaimed body of work, (“Stands out among the rest…” NY TIMES), as an actress in film, TV, and onstage. 

She demonstrated great range in works from zany comedy to high drama, to the classics, and everything in between.  She played roles that stretched the gambit from innocence to worldly-wise---from the homeless, to proper professionals, to upscale high-style glamour.  She co-starred opposite such stars as Glenn Close, Martin Sheen, Jean Smart, Maureen Stapleton, and Burt Reynolds. 

West Side Story

West Side Story

West Side Story

While continuing her acting career, she also branched out into teaching, founding her namesake school,” Susan Slavin Actors and Singers Academy at Carnegie Hall.

As an author, Susan’s story of transcending a mentally ill family was published in “Chicken Soup for the Soul, Life Lessons for Loving the Way You Live”, and “The Soul of Success” (an anthology documenting stories of notable women who have achieved success by using their feminine attributes to transform adversity into triumph.

As a playwright, Susan has written three plays, including innovating a new art form in her one-woman play Motherlove in which she also acted. Acting in her play, The Other Side of Dear, she introduced 18 pieces of her artwork—each 12 feet high—to tell the story.  (“A virtuoso performance.”)   


As she continues her lifelong passionate journey as an actress, she and her husband, bestselling author, and legendary image guru David Kibbe have also joined forces to transform people’s lives innovatively. Using his revolutionary “Image Identity System” which defines and executes each person’s snowflake rarity in an inner and outer physical way, they give their clients original fast-track tools to truly heal and fly towards realizing their dreams.

Susan Slavin

Susan's STIMULATING interview will excite and motivate you. We discussed:

Create your life by design - not by default

Nothing is impossible 

The Power of Desire

Dream Big - Start Small

Dare to DREAM

The Power of Forgiveness



Is it possible to be happy all the time? For most of us, happiness comes and goes. Life may bring pleasure one day and pain the next. But what if you could love your life no matter what the circumstances? It's possible--and Life Lessons for Loving the Way You Live shows you how.

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Friday, January 21, 2022

How Do You Cope with Shock, Debilitating Loss, or Fear?

How do you cope with shock or fear? Do you have the inner strength when you feel like there is none left? Faith Wilcox was able to find moments that were good – even when her daughter was near the end of her life and as a mother, she was shredded apart by the grief of losing her daughter, her marriage, and life as she knew it.

Faith Wilcox

Faith Fuller Wilcox believes that self-expression through writing leads to healing. Her writing is reflective of a growing body of medical research about 'narrative identity,' which illuminates that how we make sense of what happens to us and the meaning we give to experiences beyond our control directly impacts our physical and psychological outcomes. 

Faith learned this firsthand when her 13-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, was diagnosed with rare bone cancer that took her life. 

Faith also leads a journal writing program at a pediatric hospital for patients and their families designed to allow participants the opportunity to express themselves, alleviate stress, celebrate victories, and honor their grief. 

In her interview, Faith shares how she went from a mother in despair to a mother who had hope for the future. Through sharing her story, especially to those who have suffered a great loss, she wants you to know that life can continue after grieving and even be good. We can learn to live with sadness and joy side-by-side.  

Coping with loss


Hope Is a Bright Star is the story of a mother’s journey from shock and fear at her young daughter’s cancer diagnosis, to anguish and despair at her death just a year later and, finally, to peace and acceptance of her new life.

When 13-year-old Elizabeth is diagnosed with rare bone cancer, Faith is in awe of her courageous child, who faces her plight straight on and inspires all who meet her. Despite an army of medical professionals who provide innovative care for Elizabeth, she dies, and Faith and her surviving daughter, Olivia, are thrown into a maelstrom of grief. They find unexpected comfort in the arms of their family, friends, and community, but Faith faces another shock when she has her own cancer diagnosis while navigating the uncharted waters of a life she never expected. In time, Faith discovers moments and places of comfort and peace, and she slowly changes from a mother in despair to a woman with hope for the future. 

At turns heartbreaking and heartwarming, Hope Is a Bright Star reveals how abiding love can heal a family.

Hope Is a Bright Star made the ‘long list’ for the category Overcoming Adversity for the 2021 Chanticleer International Book Awards. 


Facing Into the Wind - A Mother's Healing After the Death of her Child is a collection of poems written for parents and families who are coping with the death of a child. The poems are written about Elizabeth, her thirteen-year-old child, who battles a rare form of bone cancer, and her mother, Faith,  who struggles to survive after her daughter’s death.

Drawing upon metaphors with the natural world,  Faith remembers the transcending wisdom imparted by her dying daughter, healing Faith’s brokenness and awakening her strength to reach out and comfort others who are suffering.  


Monday, January 17, 2022

Would You Like Clear Steps on How to Overcome Anxiety?

In 2009, in spite of a highly successful international marketing career, David Stone worried himself into homelessness. Then, fed up with the fear, anxiety, and self-doubt that got in the way of the life he wanted to live he set out to find a better way. Now he guides others to live fearlessly through books, workshops, keynotes and blogs.

"As long as you believe your problems is someone else's fault, then YOUR situation is in THEIR hands."

What are the biggest obstacles that keep us from achieving our highest potential? David Stone firmly believes that your parachute cannot open until you jump out of the plane.  

David Stone

In this interview, David shares:

  • The REAL story on worry, anxiety, and self-doubt (Hint: they are not “facts of life.”)

  • We have all been trained and conditioned to worry

  • You CAN choose to opt-out of anxiety

  • How to stop worrying about anything. 

  • How to make your worry-free life permanent.

Do You Want to Live Fearlessly?

What is i-fearless?

i-fearless is a website and community where smart, self-aware people leave worry, anxiety and self-doubt behind and take courageous control of their lives.

i-fearless is for:

  • Intelligent individuals who choose to overcome anxiety without medication

  • Rational, self-aware people who want to control their fears and negative thinking and take control of their lives.

i-fearless is also for:

  • High-performing businesses that want to remove the fears and self-doubts that limit success

  • Ambitious teams who recognize that collective anxiety can be a roadblock to success

In the fall of 2009, at the age of 55, author David A. Stone reached the conclusion that anxiety, worry, and self-doubt were useless mental states. They felt awful, never improved the situation, depleted his health, and were roadblocks to achievement. So he decided to remove them from his life.

The list of things about which we worry is long and includes illness, financial ruin, loneliness and the opinions of others as just a few of the biggies. We also worry about paying the phone bill next month, whether that mole on your arm is getting any bigger, why my friend hasn’t liked my Instagram post, and what your mother will say if you go to Vegas with that guy for the weekend.

But what if you could deal with those, plus all the other challenges that come your way without the worry and anxiety? What would you do if you weren’t afraid? If you weren’t afraid to try, to fail, to be judged, to look foolish, and yes, even to succeed?
David Stone

Worry and anxiety are rampant. They feel terrible, degrade health, finances, relationships, and quality of life without ever improving the situation. David A. Stone writes that they do not have to be a fact of life and are, in fact, unconscious mental and emotional choices that have become habits that can be eliminated. 

This book gives readers practical steps to overcome fear, anxiety and worry, replacing those mental habits with better, more constructive ones, leading to peace of mind and happier life. 

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

What Do You Do When You Think There is No Way Out?

Spike Spencer went through a divorce, bankruptcy, his wife cheating on him with his best friend - basically overnight. He lost everyone and everything he knew and loved. 

His only way out was a loaded .38 snub nose to his temple. As he started to squeeze the trigger - SPOILER ALERT - he didn't do it.

Fast forward -- today Spike talks goofy for a living. Seriously! 

Spike Spencer is an internationally recognized, award-winning voice actor with hundreds of roles in film, TV, animation, video games, and Anime to his credit.  

He is a dynamic public speaker and the creator of Relationship Sales Dynamics™ skyrocketing success in business and dating/relationships at the same time. He is an author, certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) coach, and a certified B.A.N.K.™ Trainer with BANKCODE. 

In the business world, Spike brings insights from over 20 years in the real estate investment world. He has flipped, wholesaled, landlorded, and managed millions of dollars worth of single-family and multi-family apartments.

And that’s not all -- Spike also helps highly successful businessmen to become highly successful on their dating/relationship side. 

Spike has written for Neil Strauss, Men's Health, Your Tango, Singles Warehouse UK (Dating Expert),, Carlos Xuma, and more.  

Spike Spencer

As the author of "FoodGame: A Man’s Ultimate Recipe For Dating Success," 
Spike was also featured in a Netflix docu-series called “Being Dad,” from the Chicken Soup for the Soul production company.

His interview will not only inspire and challenge you but make you beg for more. you are going to love it!

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Gentlemen - have you ever had your heart broken? What if you could never risk dating failure again, stop chasing, and let the ladies come to you - like a rockstar?

Over 13 years, Spike reverse-engineered the dating process with field research - interviewing, studying, and dating many amazing women. 

Spike reveals his secret here

Spike Spenser


What Happens At the Con

Stays at the Con

Spike Spencer

The names and identities of all those involved have been absolutely omitted and will never see the light of day unless the person or persons involved in such acts wish to come forth on their own.

These stories have been told by those who were there or possibly second-hand. Judge for yourself what is true and what is quite possibly an extreme exaggeration. Some of the tellings of these stories have been spiced up and a certain amount of dramatic license has occurred, but nothing to take away from the very real stories themselves. For my part, I know some of these to be absolutely true. I was there...

Around the world, virtually every weekend, at hotels, colleges, and conventions centers, thousands of people get together to share a wondrous common bond - a love of all things Anime, Comics, Video Games, and Pop Culture.

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Friday, December 10, 2021

Should A Disability Make You Feel Helpless and Without Options?

"Our Life's Journey is A String of Choices" - Michaela Cox


A disability can make you feel helpless and without options or you can choose to be an overcomer.

Michaela S. Cox is a seven-time published author including Heartfelt Meditations: A Collection of Poetry. She is legally blind and endured much heartache as a widow and solo mom. She writes about her passions as a mother in Take a Sip, Take a Breath and Go. 

Her inspiration to write has come from her own tribulations - learning to thrive no matter what happens in your life. 

In her interview, she shares her inspiring story and will introduce the new series "We the People."


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Have you ever found yourself totally overwhelmed and thinking 'What have I gotten myself into?' or have you ever wondered 'How to go forward in new or second wave of uncharted waters after starting on a journey?' 

In Take a Double Shot: Take Two Breaths and Ready Set Go...Continuing the Journey Through Motherhood  you will discover:

A fresh, humorous, and clever perspective  

Michaela S. Cox's honest, earnest, and vulnerable voice as she walks through her own journey as a mama

Sit back, put your feet up, relax and travel with me on this journey of motherhood. Discover how to take your multiple sips, take your breaths so you can keep traveling your journey as the best mama you want to be. Let's travel and discover together as we journey through this thing we call motherhood