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101 Mary E Plouffe PhD

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When Mary’s sister was diagnosed with cancer, she took in her sister’s 3year daughter. What was meant to be a 3 week stay turned into Mary serving as a substitute parent to her niece, as her sister passed away, due to complications from the cancer treatment. Mary journaled about her journey. With her niece’s permission, she wrote the book “I know it in my heart”, the story of a grieving caretaker, trying to understand a grieving child. Mary shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
– children teach us how to get through the loss of someone that we love
– grief is about understanding the emptiness
– for those children that are struggling with the loss of a loved one, find the closest center for grieving children

Mary E Plouffe is a clinical psychologist with 35 years of experience as a clinician teacher and consultant. She served on the faculty of the Maine Medical Center psychiatry residency training program, the Maine Board of Examiners of Psychologists, and the Collaborative School, and provides consultation to schools and courts. Her essays have been published by NPR, On the issues Magazine, Mothers Always Write,Brain/Child Magazine among others.

http://www.maryeplouffeauthor.com/

http://www.maryplouffe.com/

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100 Bryan Falchuk

After Bryan’s parents divorced, he turned to food to fill the emotional gap, became 100 lbs overweight and was consumed by anxiety. He struggled to make a change. His wife was at death’s bed, due to chronic illness. This forced Bryan to look at his role as a husband and father. He didn’t want his son to experience the same anxiety that he did as a child. Bryan learned that motivation for change is driven by deep rooted values. This enabled him to transform his life. Bryan shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
– even in the darkest moments, there is light
– you are empowered to make a change
– practice self love and self acceptance
– allow for the good in us to come through
– allow for ability to achieve better things
– you deserve to have those things
– spend time to discover and identify your deep rooted values
– those values will be the catalyst and sustainable force for change in your life

Bryan is a best-selling author, speaker and life coach. He has faced major adversities and learned how to overcome and achieve. From obesity to running marathons, from career struggles to success as a CXO, from watching illness threaten his family to finding lasting health, he has been through many lessons he used to develop his unique approach to inspiring others succeed.

Bryan’s work has been featured in several top publications like Inc. Magazine, The LA Times, Chicago Tribune and more. He has spoken at multiple TEDx events, and has been a featured guest on over 100 podcasts and radio shows.

While Bryan lives in the US, he has worked and lived in numerous countries and cultures across the world, giving him a truly global perspective.

http://www.bryanfalchuk.com
http://www.facebook.com/bryanfalchuk
http://twitter.com/bryanfalchuk 
http://instagram.com/bryanfalchuk 
http://www.bryanfalchuk.com/tedx 

https://www.doadaybook.com/

Do a Day: How to Live a Better Life Every Day by [Falchuk, Bryan]

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099 Jeffrey Shaw

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Jeffrey struggled to provide high end portrait photography in a small country town. One day, a lady told him “I don’t have the luxury of worrying about my children’s memory. I’m struggling to pay for rent this month.” Jeffrey realized, that by providing a luxury product, he was speaking his language (or lingo) to the wrong audience and that you can’t convince someone to value something they don’t hold. He set about on a journey to study his target audience and reinvented himself. Jeffrey uses his intuition as a photographer in his current passion as a branding and marketing consultant. He shares these powerful nuggets of life and business wisdom:
– surround yourself with people that value who you are
– share time and experience with people that share your values
– have empathy and understanding of the people that you wish to serve
– put yourself in the shoes of those you wish to serve, without judgement
– as we head towards a world of higher technology, we are likely to crave more humanity and empathy
– we choose to connect with those who take the time to express empathy and understanding for who they are
– our clients need to know that we ‘get them’
– determine what emotionally triggers your clients to say yes and be loyal to a brand and how did the brand honor that loyalty and keep those customers
– businesses need to evolve quickly emotionally as the values of society change
– ask your clients “what drives you crazy”, this can become the catalyst for the work that you do

Having a keen eye isn’t just for what one sees, but also for what one senses. Having been one of the most sought after portrait photographers in the U.S. for more than three decades, Jeffrey Shaw, a.k.a. the Lingo Guy, uses this honed intuition to teach entrepreneurs how to attract their ideal customers by speaking their Secret Language. 
Jeffrey is host of the popular business podcast Creative Warriors, a nationally acclaimed keynote speaker, a TEDx speaker, a business coach for entrepreneurs, and author of the bestselling book, LINGO: Discover Your Ideal Customer’s Secret Language and Make Your Business Irresistible.

https://www.jeffreyshaw.com/
http://lingoreview.com

http://lingomediakit.com 

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branding, marketing, consultant, author, photographer, coach, trainer, TEDx, speaker, podcaster, entrepreneur, storiesthatempower.com, stories that empower, empowering stories, empowerment stories, stories of empowerment, stories of empowering others, self empowerment stories, stories empower, inspire, inspiring, inspiration, uplift, uplifting, upliftment, hope, light, Sean

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098 Jayson Sime

Jayson was raised in poverty, was bullied because of a learning disability, was 75lbs overweight, abused anti-depressants and felt he was wasting his life. Watching his mom raise 6 kids inspired him to tackle his challenges head on and stick with it long enough to succeed. Jayson found yoga and slowly made better health choices. He took ownership of his life. Jayson shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
– spend time on self reflection
– when considering a life change, make sure you know the ‘why’
– if you’re committed, resources will come your way and you will accomplish your goals
– face obstacles with a positive outlook
– start with a baby step and don’t get overwhelmed
– find a mentor
– be kind to others
– give back, as you go through your transformation
– ask yourself “who can I serve today?”
– believe in the potential of others

http://righttoshine.com/ 
https://www.amazon.com/Self-Care-Hacks-Performance-Well-Being-Happiness/dp/0692068007/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=self+care+hacks+jayson+sime&qid=1564015442&s=books&sr=1-1 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC7Lh4opLsc 

https://www.instagram.com/righttoshine/?hl=en

https://twitter.com/jaysonsime?lang=en

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaysonsime 

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097 David Ray Ades

When David’s relative passed at an early age, he realized that everyone carries loss, but not everyone talks about it.  Through poetry, he explores that emotional place and connects with people. David also created a safe, supportive, nurturing and non-judgmental mens’ community, where members can be honest and truthful. He shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
– approach people with an open heart
– give yourself some attention
– allow time to reflect on your challenges, ask who can help
– find a community where you are valued as an individual
– poetry is democratic, anyone can do it
– poetry is a community that can manifest itself for collaboration
– poetry is a passion that’s shared
– poetry is a form of story telling
– everyone is a storyteller
– everyone is a story

David Adès returned to Australia in 2016 after living for five years in Pittsburgh. He is a Pushcart Prize nominated poet and short story writer and the author of Mapping the World (Wakefield Press/Friendly Street Poets, 2008), the chapbook Only the Questions Are Eternal (Garron Publishing, 2015) and Afloat in Light (UWA Publishing, 2017).

David won the Wirra Wirra Vineyards Short Story Prize (2005). Mapping the World was commended for the Fellowship of Australian Writers Anne Elder Award 2008.

David has been a member of Friendly Street Poets since 1979. He is a former Convenor of Friendly Street Poets and co-edited the Friendly Street Poetry Reader 26. He was also one of a volunteer team of editors of the inaugural Australian Poetry Members Anthology Metabolism published in 2012. His poetry has been published in numerous journals in Australia and the U.S. with publications also in Israel, Romania and New Zealand.

David’s poems have been read on the Australian radio poetry program Poetica and have also featured on the U.S. radio poetry program Prosody. He is one of 9 poets featured on a CD titled Adelaide 9. In 2014 David won the University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize and was shortlisted for the Newcastle Poetry Prize. His poems were also Highly Commended in the 2016 Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize and a finalist in the Dora and Alexander Raynes Poetry Prize 2016.

https://davidades.wixsite.com/poet  
https://uwap.uwa.edu.au/products/afloat-in-light 
https://www.wakefieldpress.com.au/product.php?productid=488

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096 Ray Matz Jr.

Growing up in the hood of Philadelphia taught Ray to be tough, have grit, appreciate hard work, have tenacity, get up and keep going. His parents, seeking the improve the family’s quality of life, always engaged the family members as a unit. Ray learned that, through teamwork and camaraderie, you can achieve the unthinkable. He uses these life skills to encourage husbands and fathers to lead, love and live. Ray shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
– life is too short, make the best of it and find your passion
– if you’re going to do something, do your best
– stay in the game, don’t quit and walk away
– you’re not stuck
– the victim mindset does not serve you
– work with what you have
– when dealing with a challenge, find a trusted advocate or tribe
– find a group that will love (not judge) you for who you are
– surround yourself with like minded people
– if confronted by a naysayer, love them, let them fuel you and move on

http://gamechangingdads.com/ 

ray@gamechangingdads.com  

https://www.amazon.com/Game-Changing-Dads-Bench-Into/dp/1974336514 

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095 Eduardo Valenciana

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Eduardo, a former flight attendant, was the survivor of a terrible airplane crash. He struggled with survivor’s guilt and PTSD. Eduardo’s all consuming memories almost claimed him as a victim. He felt inadequate and had no self worth. Eduardo went on a long journey to find the truth as to the real cause of the airplane crash. He turned a negative experience into a positive one. Eduardo shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
– life is a precious gift
– embrace those that you love
– believe in yourself
– use the tools that are available
– you are loved, you are precious and you have a purpose

Eduardo Valencia is a former flight attendant. Currently, he is an artist and author living on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.

https://jumpseat2605.com/ 
https://tresbros.com/ 
tresbros@yahoo.com 
https://www.amazon.com/Jumpseat-Tale-Twisted-Eduardo-Valenciana/dp/1983199621

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