Archives for November 2015

Finding Happiness in Being Thankful

No matter what is happening in our lives right now, as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, there is always something for which we can be thankful. This is a great time of year to focus actively on the practice of gratitude. Research has demonstrated that people who practice gratitude regularly have a host of benefits. Physical benefits […]

Dreams Don’t Always Obey Your Plans

When dreams take a left turn People ask me all the time how they can become a motivational speaker – how I got to where I am today. And I scratch my head and wonder how to answer that question.  I didn’t really have a plan, and what little plan I had, didn’t go the way […]

Finding Happiness When A Dream is Delayed

I have been an overachiever for as long as I can remember (since birth, I think!). So when a dream takes longer to manifest than what I’ve hoped or anticipated, it can be challenging. I’m used to setting goals and making things happen! And my favorite speed is the speed of light. I like to […]

The Three Most Powerful Stories of Impact

How to have impact as a motivational speaker through story As motivational speakers, our success is in direct correlation to our ability to impact our audience. Story is our greatest tool. And among the many types of stories we can tell, there are three that are most important: The About Me Story The Message Story The […]

Finding Happiness At My 10-Year Harvard Reunion

In June 2005, I achieved one of the biggest goals, milestones and dreams of my life to date: I graduated from Harvard University. This year, I was blessed to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of that occasion. I was ecstatic when I graduated, and found a lot of joy and happiness in regrouping with my classmates. […]

Why Speakers Need To Blog

Why Speakers Need To Be Blog There is a reason why I tell so many aspiring speakers that they should blog. More than one reason, actually. Here is a list. Reasons why motivational speakers need to be blogging: It’s a way to get your message out to the world (for free). They can’t book you […]

Dream Fitness GIVEAWAY: Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil

 Are you curious about coconut oil? I’ve been a fan of coconut oil for a while and I’m excited to offer a giveaway of one of the best coconut oil I’ve tasted. Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is made by Tropical Tradition, and is the highest quality organic Virgin Coconut Oil they product. Small batches of family produced […]

Dealing with the Unexpected – The Curious Incident of the Floating Mouse

I miss my ex-husband. I’m sure that expressing that breaks every Independent-Woman-After-Divorce-Law there is. But before you send me hate mail or advise me to get back together with him, let me explain. The division of labor during our 31-year marriage was fairly typical. He mowed the lawn once a week during the summer and […]