Monday, April 17, 2017

Do You Believe Fear is Rational?

In this episode of FEAR NOT, Author of Battered Hope Carol Graham shares with us how to about deal with fear and the trials and traumas that life can bring. Listen in to this honest exchange and you will learn:


           Fear is rarely rational, so think rationally.
  • Face the reality of the situation, take a deep breath and approach it in a state of calmness.
  • Unacceptance of being trapped in the situation is one way to face your fear.
  • Whatever you feed will live, so feed your faith, not your fears.
Carol Graham is the author of a fast-paced award-winning memoir, Battered Hope, the blog Never Ever Give Up Hope, and a regular contributor to numerous blog sites.  She writes two monthly columns in Book Fun Magazine and has been published in several anthologies including a best-seller.  In 2015, Carol received the Woman of Impact Award from Focus on Women Magazine and Author of the Year for her memoir, Battered Hope.
Furthermore, Carol hosts a bi-weekly talk show Never Ever Give Up Hope in which she interviews people with remarkable stories of how they conquered overwhelming obstacles and achieved success. Never Ever Give Up Hope has an international audience in over 120 countries.
Carol has survived so many challenges. Major illnesses, devastating personal losses, and financial ruin more than once, yet she has refused to become a victim. Her goal is to share with others how to survive and thrive.
In addition to being a motivational speaker, hosting a talk show and writing, Carol owns two jewelry stores.  She is also a wife, mother, grandmother and together with her husband have rescued over 30 dogs.
Purchase Carol's book here 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Powerful Pressence Begins with Acute Self Awareness

Kristie Kennedy
Kristie Kennedy is a Licensed Image Enhancement Consultant and a Certified Women’s Worth and Wellness Expert, who provides confidence and clarity coaching to female leaders, executives and business owners who are exhausted from being the world’s best kept secret, ready to claim center stage as the leading lady of their own life, powerfully shift in mind and magnificently shine.

Kristie is a contributing writer for a wide range of online publications including, Black Life Coaches, Identity Magazine, Self-Growth, Ezine Expert Author, beauty columnist for Amoize women’s magazine and Publishing Editor of Magnificent Living Magazine. 

In life, we are constantly bombarded with challenges, obstacles, and disappointments that create internal conflict. An undisciplined mind often caves in under the pressure of negative circumstances. Kristie Kennedy has beautifully scripted words of wisdom and affirmation from A to Z to empower dreamers, leaders, and entrepreneurs who have a massive desire to impact the world on their own terms. 
Kristie Kennedy

For over twenty years she has used positive affirmations in her own life as a tool to rise above the pain of rejection, depression, job loss, financial deficits and severe health battles. As a result of cultivating a successful mindset, many of her peers deem her as the unstoppable butterfly. If you are ready to expand your mental capacity and ability to achieve more, Aim for Greatness is the perfect source of encouragement that will equip you to excel and endure.


Kristie's Call to Action:

Give yourself grace to succeed
Give yourself grace to be fully loved and accepted as you are
Give yourself grace to make mistakes


YOU ARE ENOUGH!


Kristie is offering a 3-minute FREE coaching session to get you started on your road to greatness!

You have to think fast when you listen to Kristie's fast-paced, upbeat, encouraging and motivating interview:




Get a copy of Kristie's remarkable book here:
                                         

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Monday, April 3, 2017

There is Always Hope after Loss

Lindsay Gibson is a writer, speaker and Joy Coach. Although she experienced intense trauma in her life, she has learned how to choose joy after grief.

You will be drawn into her story as she shares how her life dramatically changed when she was raped at 16 years old.  She was in complete denial of the event and covered her hopelessness with bad habits and unhealthy comfort zones.

It was not until she gave birth to her stillborn son that she was able to start living again.  His birth and death created a new life in Lindsay.  

Her story is one of courage, hope and finding a Higher Love through the darkness of grief and sorrow.  Hope led her to Love and Love Never Fails.

Lindsay has learned to forgive her attacker who tried to kill her.  This happened when she opened her heart to healing after the loss of her precious son.  With it came an understanding of unconditional love.

Friday, March 31, 2017

You Can Rise Above Any and All Obstacles and Realize Your Dream


Ingrid Schoenfelder is a singer and songwriter whose latest album release "Kiss the Dirt" is about the struggles we can go through in life.

Ingrid shares how she rose above serious physical struggles and emotional ones that taught her never to give up.  She uses those rough times as inspiration for her music.  

Her physical struggles included cancer, grand mal seizures and a heart attack -- none of which kept her down.

She has written all of her own music and lyrics on her recently released CD in hopes of encouraging anyone who is in the middle of struggles or heart break.

Listen to her story here and remember.....
Never Ever Give Up Hope

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

From Fear to Love - Your Inner Journey Home

Belinda BennettsBelinda Bennetts is a passionate author and inspirational coach who helps others overcome their self-constructed limitations.

Belinda was born in Zimbabwe. In 2001 she moved to New Zealand because of the political unrest in her home country and in 2014 to Ireland where she now resides with her little daughter.

Belinda’s life changed when she discovered that the only person holding her back from realizing her dreams was herself.  She realized she was, in fact, NOT broken and broke free from depression and suicidal thoughts.


Through life-changing meetings, empowering books and a desire to remove the blockages of the past Belinda emerged as a strong woman who is now helping people on their journey from fear to love.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Get Rid of Your Baggage - Once and for All


Julio Caba is an author, Ph.D. student and business owner.  

Julio was raised in one of the worst neighborhoods in New York, Washington Heights. Drugs and crime were an everyday part of life. His teachers told him that he would either be dead or in jail by the time he reached the age of 18.

Believing in that narrative, he became that person. He dropped out of high school at 16 and had his first child. Drug dealing seemed to be the only career choice. By the time he was 18, he was the father of three.  The mother of his children left him, and they were HOMELESS. Three children, no job, no opportunity, no education.  He chose to end it all.

What happened next was nothing short of a miracle as his two-year-old stopped him seconds before plunging off a balcony to his death.

At that moment, he chose to change his life and you do not want to miss this exciting, incredible story of hope. Click the arrow to hear his story:

Friday, March 17, 2017

You Can Dare to Blossom - Even Through Cancer


Mary Lunnen is a life coach and an author of four books . She lives on the coast of North Cornwall, in the far south west of the U.K.

In 1994, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer.  When she asked her doctor if she could talk with someone else who had been through this, the doctor said she was not able to help her. This started Mary on a journey of writing her no-holds-barred stories of her journey through cancer.

Sharing her experiences has become her passion in helping other people cope with their own situations.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Secret to a Better Marriage

Poppy Smith is an international speaker, multi-published author, teacher, mentor and spiritual coach.  Her goal is to encourage women to thrive in their relationships and in life.  Her practical approach in dealing with relationships is a great help to anyone wanting tips on how to improve their marriage.


“What do you and your spouse have in common?” 

“We got married on the same day.”

Many women can identify with that sentiment. They want their marriages to be happy, but they wonder how when their mate baffles and even irritates them. Some may even wonder if they made a terrible mistake.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

5 Proven Keys to Happiness

Jeremy Vemeulen
Jeremy Vermeulen is a motivational speaker and coach who suffered from severe depression.  

In his interview, he shares how to take control of your thoughts and not allow them to control you.

Jeremy shares how we can be genuinely happy and overcome the triggers that might send us into a mode of discouragement and low self-esteem.

I am sure you will relate to many of the things Jeremy shares about his own depression.  Also, how we can help ourselves and our children to be happy and content.







 5 Keys to Happiness

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Great Love is Worthy of Great Sorrow - Give Yourself Time to Heal


The Widow Wore Pink
Robyn Dykstra is a captivating national speaker and author of The Widow Wore Pink.  

Robyn was on top of the world and 'had it all.'  She traveled the world and had an incredible income as a Playboy bunny.  But her life of drugs, alcohol and promiscuity were not enough.  Her marriage ended in divorce which threw her into a life-changing moment. 

She married Hot and Hunky, had two children and life was perfect... until the unthinkable happened.  Not once -- but TWICE!  She became an accidental expert on finding joy during difficult times when she buried TWO husbands in FOUR short years.

You will love Robyn's story sprinkled with laughter and joy but more importantly with tips on how to deal with the pain that comes with trauma.


Joy and Sorrow coexist

It is possible to grieve the past
 while you delight in the present

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Prepare to be SHOCKED! Hope - Her Only Thread to Survival



CeeCee James has written a series of memoirs that you will never be able to forget.  Absolutely. Guaranteed.

During her interview, I was at a loss for words. I have heard many stories of abuse but I never heard one as intense as CeeCee's.  She is an incredibly gentle, warm woman who survived horrendous pain, neglect and hatred by her mother.

Listening to her story, you will be drawn to tears and anger as you hear CeeCee share how the only touch she had ever known as a child was one of pain.

At TWO WEEKS old, her father burned CeeCee's face and body with an iron. Her mother refused to feed or change CeeCee's diapers because she did not want to be manipulated by a baby's cries.  She wanted to teach her NOT to cry.  This was only the beginning of a lifetime of trauma.

CeeCee never remembers a time as a child when she was not hungry....or cold.....or alone.....or hated.

Yet, all CeeCee ever wanted was love. Even as a toddler she worked hard to please her mother, hoping for one gentle touch or one kind word.  She never got one! 
EVER!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Courage is Fear Turned Inside Out and Fleeing Forward

S T Wilkinson
S. T. Wilkinson lost everything after a debilitating car crash:  health, job, social network, abilities, stability, joy, income and......the list goes on.  She picked herself up, began a new career but her life-partner became abusive, not handling the transition.  

She had to flee for her life, leave her country and everything she owned.  But her story does not end there.

S.T. Wilkinson is the author of the upcoming book ‘Obstacle Buster ™ - How To Create Big & Bold Shifts For Lifelong Success.’


A creative motivator, breakthrough strategist, and excellence coach, she receives outstanding international references from top-level professionals. 

S. T.'s Message 
It's okay to be yourself and be 'different
It's okay to say "No" and mean it 

It's okay to be a very strong woman and stay feminine

It's okay to be human and make mistakes

It's okay to fail.....and start over

It's okay to create the life you want to live

IT IS WORTH IT

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Do You Know What a Surthrivor is?

Lost, alone, hopeless are words that were part of this little girl's life.  But Marnie Grundman would not accept that life and chose to be not only a survivor, but a surthrivor!

At FIVE years old, Marnie's mother threw her out of a second story window.  She ran away from home seeking the love she needed to survive.  Marnie was a child who belonged to no one - a child lost!

Her story will grab your attention as she shares how she turned all that pain and suffering into helping others.

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.