Donna Smaldone
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Monday / March 12 / 2012

Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past

When I use the word, forgive it’s often coupled with, battle or struggle — as in, “It is such a battle to forgive my daughter’s ex for his cruelty.” or “I still struggle to forgive the mother of my husband’s daughter for poisoning her against us.”

Forgiveness is H.A.R.D. Read the full story…

Friday / December 02 / 2011

[VIDEO] There are no such things as chance encounters

Success is rooted in relationships. When we take the time to invest in other people’s lives and build relationships, real transformation can take place in their lives and ours. Read the full story…

Wednesday / September 28 / 2011

[Guest Post] What question keeps YOU up at night?

Today’s guest post comes to us from world renowned speaker, New York Times bestselling author, and (best of all) personal friend, Tommy Spaulding. Tommy is a huge movie buff, can study world maps for hours, and loves all things Yankees. His book, “It’s Not Just Who You Know” challenges you to transform your life by building genuine relationships.
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Saturday / August 27 / 2011

How will your love weather the storm?

Picture from The Weather Channel dot com
Picture from The Weather Channel dot com

…aaaaand, The Weather Channel is on. I feel like an addict taking up old habits.

After residing on the coast for 13 years (in Myrtle Beach and Virginia Beach), we watched hurricanes on The Weather Channel SO much, we considered inviting meteorologists Jim Cantore and Bill Keneely over for Christmas dinner. Read the full story…

Friday / August 05 / 2011

Why the highlight of your week should revolve around hugs-n-handshakes

Highlight of my week: meeting Tommy Spaulding, world renowned speaker, NY Times bestselling author, whole-life advisor (and best of all, new friend) –ACCE 2011 Conference, Los Angeles

I’m in L.A., baybee! …at the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) Annual Conference. And let me tell you, this East Coast girl is filled to the brim with new ideas, fresh motivation for both my Chamber work and my writing — and best of all, new friends.

Conferences like this are great for a lot of reasons but my FAVE is the hugs-n-handshakes. Read the full story…