Laughter is the Best Medicine

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Laughter is good for the soul! It causes your body to release endorphins – the body’s natural pain killer – and to reduce the stress hormone, cortisol.

Who in your life makes you laugh the most?

For me, I’d have to say it’s my kids and my sister Dede. Here’s a recent interaction I had with my daughter, Brianna, that had me laughing so hard I was crying.

“Brianna,” I say during a FaceTime call. “The agent Auntie Jan knows just… Read More

How to Overcome Rejection to Achieve Your Goals

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Did you know not all worry is bad?

That’s right!

Some worry can actually be good for you. Sometimes it’s saying, “Hey, pay attention! There are some things you need to do to protect your health, your wealth, yourself, your family, your business.”

When you feel worry brewing, instead of sitting there stewing, get up and start doing!

When you’re feeling worried, ask yourself, “Is this worry prompting me to take action?” If it is, act.

Sounds… Read More

Do You Believe in Miracles? You Are Never Alone

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*Trigger Warning: Grief, Loss

This may seem like an unusual Christmas message. Yet, this is a story of hope. It’s a story of help in the midst of a storm. It’s a story to ease loneliness during a time that can be lonely for so many.

It was the first snowfall of the winter and the day after I returned from a holiday in Disney World with my husband and two young daughters. It is a day I will never forget!… Read More

How To Talk With Your Kids About Christmas 2020

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Is cancelling beloved holiday gatherings with family and friends weighing on your emotions? How do we reconcile the loss in ourselves and with our children? Worry Management Expert, Denise Marek, helps parents with those difficult conversations on The Morning Show.

1. Talk With Your Kids

Sometimes we think we protect our children by sheltering them from what’s happening. But, kids are smart! They pick up on your stress and when left to imagine what’s wrong, it can… Read More

Balancing Work and Family Life in the Pandemic

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Do these statistics surprise you?

McMaster University researchers tracked the amount of time 4,000 stay-at-home and working Canadian parents spent caring for children before and during the pandemic. Here’s what they found:

Men reported an average of 33 hours of caregiving per week before COVID-19 hit and 46 hours per week during. Women reported an average of 68 hours per week before and a whooping 95 hours per week during!

Mothers have taken on an alarming number… Read More

Feeling Overwhelmed? Your voice leaves clues!

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When my daughters were teenagers, they would say, “You’re using your speaker voice again.”

The first time they said it, I asked, “What does that mean?”

My 15-year-old daughter explained, “It’s the voice you use when you’re saying something to motivate us. You like the voice; but, you don’t want to argue with it.”

Can you relate? It’s been a stressful time. Sometimes how you’re feeling is reflected in your voice.

The work of running a business – or raising… Read More

Answers to the top three questions I’m asked through social media and after speaking engagements

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Can you guess which questions I’m most frequently asked through social media and after giving keynotes, seminars, and online training?

1. How did you become a professional speaker?

2. How did you get your books published?

3. Are you always this positive?

Here are the answers to those three FAQs:

1. How did you become a professional speaker?

The entire story about how I became a professional speaker is interesting and funny, but it’s… Read More

World’s Strangest Pick-Up Line

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Give this sixty-second video a quick watch and tell me . . .

Do you think this could possibly be the world’s strangest pick-up line?

I’m quite certain that if someone had asked me the question my friend had been asked, I would not have assumed I was being hit on! I would have taken it personally because I was teased about my weight when I was a kid.

In his book,… Read More

Inspiring Stories to Help You Adapt in Changing Times

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When my daughter Lindsay was a little girl, she was looking through some black and white baby pictures of her dad. She asked, “Daddy, was everything black and white in the old days?”

“Yes,” he said.

She looked puzzled and asked, “When did the new days start?”

He quickly replied, “When your mom was born.”

Change is happening all of the time. We often don’t notice the little or unexpected changes until we look back and see how far we’ve… Read More

Finding Ways to Innovate

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We cannot change what this pandemic has done, but we can change ourselves by learning to adapt and move forward. Adapting to change helps you to enjoy less stress and more success in your work and in your life.

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”

— Viktor Frankl

In my business as an international speaker, I have given keynotes and training sessions around the globe in… Read More