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Change Your Life With Amazing Acts Of Kindness

Do you remember this story that was printed in the Tampa Bay Times? In August of 2014, almost 400 people who visited a St. Petersburg, Fla., Starbucks got a break from the daily grind thanks to a woman who paid for the caramel macchiato ordered by the stranger behind her at 7 a.m. This random act of kindness kick started a pay-it-forward chain that lasted until 6 p.m., according to the Tampa Bay Times. By early evening, 378 people had picked up another person’s coffee tab. Linda Cohen is the author of a wonderful book entitled, 1,000 Mitzvahs: How Small Continue Reading

Breast Cancer Saved My Life

While I was speaking at the 50 Shades of Pink event in Castroville, TX, a lovely woman approached me and said, “Breast cancer saved my life.” Her story is nothing short of a miracle. She found a lump in her breast during a self-check examination. After a doctor’s visit, she was diagnosed with Stage 2 Breast Cancer. But this is not the end of the story. Her surgeon also found a more serious problem- a life-threatening aneurysm. After her repair surgery and breast cancer treatment, her passion in life is to speak with women on the importance of having regular Continue Reading

If you want to know someone, look at the way they use shopping carts

If you want to know someone, look at the way they use shopping carts. Actually, shopping carts speak a great deal about people. You do it, too. We gaze into buggies (Southern version of a shopping cart) and wonder what these people are cooking or ponder how long before they die. And then there is the weird stuff that happens at checkout. I have had a clerk pick up something from my shopping cart, scan it and ask, “This is so cute. Where did you get it?’ I want to say, “From the store down the street.”     How do you Continue Reading

Chad Hymas Reminds Us to Put Family First

Chad Hymas was our speaker this past weekend for the Carolinas Chapter of the National Speakers Association meeting. Chad’s presentation was amazing and inspiring – truly from the heart of a champion. Because of Chad’s physical condition, he had to wake up at 4 AM to be ready for our 9 AM meeting. Chad’s passion for his faith, family and sharing his message touched our hearts. Here is an excerpt from Chad’s bio: The Wall Street Journal calls Chad Hymas “one of the 10 most inspirational people in the world!” Chad inspires, motivates, and moves audiences,creating an       Continue Reading

How to Enhance Your Writing Career

Tucked away in the “desire of my heart” was writing.  This desire could have come to screeching halt when my English college professor handed me the bright red “F” on my first English writing assignment.  As a professional speaker, back of the room sales and product development is always important, so I gave my first book a go. Surprisingly, people liked my little book entitled, “Bare Feet to High Heels; You Don’t have to be a Beauty Queen to be a Beautiful Person.” As a humorist speaker who presents inspirational presentations, I decided to take the plunge, attend a conference Continue Reading