A New Beginning

Can I say it now?

That’s over! It meant so much to me that Dian Anderson, Sunny Dawn Johnston, Kris Voelker, Robin Harned, and Heather McCloskey Beck were in town and could be by my side for the launch of the DreamSTRONG™ Foundation…the evening before the Celebrating the Spirit of Women™ live event on Friday, October 3. The 3rd annual event was Just. So. Amazing. and to add the launch of something so important as DreamSTRONG in coordinated effort, WOW!  My heart is overflowing. I appreciate family that was there, my baby sister, Brent’s parents.

The DreamSTRONG™ Foundation is gearing up to begin its mission soon but there is much going on behind the scenes in preparation.  Our heartfelt and most sincere words of GRATITUDE pale in comparison to how much it meant to us for the love, the support, the help to get the job done by so many.


So, as I will continue to say:
When you Dream…


Celebrating the Spirit of Women™ ~ October 3

It’s just around the corner!  I’m getting excited for the next edition of Celebrating the Spirit of Women™ Live Event! Organizing this event reminds me how wonderful it is to see my friends working so hard together on a project that they hold near and dear to their hearts—and that makes my heart sing.

Many have asked us what sets this event apart from other women’s events. The answer is simple.  We bring in amazing speakers, have lots of shopping, music to make us dance and sooth our soul, gifts and food, but it isn’t really about any of that…

It’s about the women who attend!

It’s about getting the red carpet treatment from the moment you step into the venue. It’s about being a hard-working woman and being appreciated and learning to own and celebrate what makes you unique, amazing, and wonderfully made. It is a celebration, after all.

If you have never attended this event, I hope you will attend this year. This year, I will be speaking and opening my heart to those who will accept it.  Women in the past have told us they didn’t want to leave at the end of the day. I’d say that’s a pretty successful day. (Usually when I’m attending a conference I’m looking at the clock ready to make the mad dash out of there at the end!). At Celebrating the Spirit of Women™ we find ourselves gently nudging our guests toward the door. How fun!

Will I see you there?  You can register by clicking HERE!  Once the seats are sold out, they are truly SOLD OUT and the doors close.

Celebrating the Spirit of Women 2014

A DreamSTRONG™ Daybook!

b and c dreamstrongThe DreamSTRONG™ movement is geared to be a nonprofit foundation created by Brent & Connie Gorrell in loving memory and legacy of their four sons. The Gorrells overcame insurmountable tragedies and live to share their amazing story that inspires the nation. Their DreamSTRONG™ Foundation teaches that a dream without a goal is only a wish, but with guided direction and education, that wish can manifest into a valuable reality. The mission is to help women in all walks of life take control of their circumstances to find ways of achieving their vocational, professional, or entrepreneurial goals to improve their lives…and the lives of those they love—So we can dream it…And DO It! DreamSTRONG™!

We are offering you a publishing opportunity for 2014!  OptiMystic™ Press is proud to offer this unique project for writers everywhere to become an integral part of the DreamSTRONG™ movement and a wonderful way to GET PUBLISHED—this year!

BOOK TITLE:  DreamSTRONG™ ~ A Daybook of 365 Evening Reflections

This is a compilation calendar-style gift book of 365 inspirational messages that your readers will cherish—year after year.  Your written submission will be assigned to individual calendar date(s), and you create a unique motivational message for that day. Your reflections of 200 words or less will represent your page of the Daybook along with your brief bio and contact information. You may request specific date(s) if you like, but HURRY as all date requests will be honored on a first-come first-served basis. Specific questions may be emailed to the Editor-in-Chief at OM Press, Shanda Trofe at shanda@om-press.com or via the website.

Projected publication date: Fall 2014 — In time for the 2014 Holiday shopping season. Sell your book online, at events, tradeshows, or give as memorable gifts. (Daybooks make great gifts and are often found on coffee tables and nightstands for many years to come!)

Submission & Publication Fee: We’ve kept it affordable for all!  Only $59 per page & be published in 2014. And, you can save even more!  Receive a 10% discount when you  reserve 3 (three) or more Daybook pages!

Reserve your space in this Daybook today.  Space is limited for this project as these pages are filling up fast! Visit: www.om-press.com/dreamstrong-daybook to reserve your requested dates.


A Dose of Gratitude

Sexy, Self-Made SuccessI’m sending a marvelously big THANK YOU to April Iannazzone, Founder and Creator of Sexy, Self-Made Success International Women’s Business Conference… also known as the 3S Club. I had the distinct honor of speaking to a beautiful, energetic and super intelligent group of women on Friday, July 11, but we were together throughout the weekend. It was glorious meeting so many BRIGHT LIGHTS! If you weren’t there, you missed something unique and special!  I was thrilled to meet the amazing women that share a mastermind with me. We call ourselves many things, but WOW… we are the Sacred 7! Everyone should be so lucky.

Thank you to my publishing partner, Shanda Trofe and my husband, Brent for being there to woman/man the table and answer the many questions we received about the process of getting a book published.  We are looking forward to working with the authors that are embarking on a new journey with us! share story

So while you’re browsing, check out www.om-press.com for more writing opportunities. Join our family of authors and experience what it’s truly like to be treated with integrity and value.

It’s back home and back to work!

Wishing you and yours a super duper weekend!