The new (Fall 2019) documentary “Country Music” by renowned filmmaker Ken Burns is more than just the story of an industry. It’s the story of humanity written one note at a time. It captures country music’s ability to cross all kinds of divides—cultural, religious, ethnic, and socioeconomic. It gave me hope that we can overcome […]
You may never know how much difference you’ll make in someone’s life by writing a simple note or letter of encouragement. The recent CBS Sunday Morning report in the video below confirmed this by sharing stories from those who said they would have killed themselves if someone hadn’t reached out to them. Even more poignant […]
I hate New Year’s resolutions. I really do. I don’t like setting myself up for failure, and I can’t think of a New Year’s resolution I’ve ever kept for the whole month, much less a whole year. But my friend, Lee Scharf, inspired me recently when she reminded me there is power in intention. And […]
We can’t go back, but we can begin again. We can’t undo our mistakes, but we can learn from them. Holy Scripture—as well as words of wisdom from philosophers and theologians through the ages—remind us we all hav, deep within us, the power to change direction and start anew. Take a deep breath, and choose […]
Heartspoken’s official Faithful Writers Facebook group and the “Faithful Writers Toolkit” newsletter are no longer active as of January 1, 2020, but you can find posts and archived newsletters HERE. The Facebook group will also be archived so current members can still access the resources posted by me or members in the Facebook group throughout […]
Sometimes a song, such as the one beautifully performed here by Celtic Thunder’s Paul Byrom, is all you need to capture the beauty and joy of this holy season. Enjoy and I send Christmas blessings to you and yours.
Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa are among the great reasons to connect with your customers and prospects during the holiday season. These tips will help. I reached into the Heartspoken archives to share again this very helpful post from today’s guest: corporate etiquette expert, speaker, and trainer Lydia Ramsey. We’ve become friends and realized that her […]
Everything you own and every choice you make comes with a cost, either up front or ongoing. You should always count the cost. I’ll bet you are a responsible person. I’d like to think I am too. I don’t usually spend money I don’t have, and it’s rare for me to splurge on things that […]