Monthly Archives: November 2018

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We all have stories to tell and that’s what The Story Behind Her Success podcast series is all about. Life has not always been kind to this week’s guest.  In fact, she has known the deep grief of losing her baby girl Sophia when she was only 13 months old.  This experience “broke her wide open” and that’s where the story begins. Welcome to the reimagined life of Maria Salomão-Schmidt.  She is a wife, mother of 5, a Reiki Master, an expert in NLP, EFT, Chakra Balancing and Full Spectrum Healing.  A former guest on The Oprah Show,  this exceptional woman is the author of the best selling book:  Finally Full of Yourself: Unlocking Your Spiritual DNA.  But here is my favorite part:  for all the pain and loss she has experienced, Maria is a passionate tsunami of love.  @coachmemaria   #storybehindhersuccess    #16LifeLessons   #mydoveproductions


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This story is perfect to post for Thanksgiving because it is about courage, hope, patriotism and the healing power of love. Boston Marathon Bombing survivor Roseann Sdoia is the author of the new book Perfect Strangers which chronicles four people whose lives intersected the moment the second bomb went off in front of the Forum Restaurant at the 2013 Boston Marathon finish line.  Roseann would lose most of her leg that day. She recalls her experience in stunning detail including what it was like to lose a limb and her refusal to use a wheelchair.  Make no mistake about it: Roseann’s recovery was hard work.  You’ll hear about the college student who ran to her side to apply a tourniquet to her leg, the female police officer who hailed the ambulance, and the big, tall firefighter who lifted her into the ambulance and held her hand all the way to Mass General. The bond these perfect strangers created on that terrible day can never be broken. Spoiler Alert:  Roseann marries one of them.  Get a box of kleenex for this interview.  You’re gonna need it.    #storybehindhersuccess    #16LifeLessons   #mydoveproductions     #dracut

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Meet a woman who has experienced what every parent dreads the most:  the death of a child.   Christine Suau’s son, Devin was only 6 years old when he was diagnosed with DIPG, a very rare form of brain cancer.  Determined to do what she could to keep him alive, Christine conceived the hashtag:  WhyNotDevin, hoping he would be the very first child to beat this fatal disease.  It didn’t take long for the news of Devin’s cancer to travel around the world. He was visited by sports legends and famous actors and even blessed at a private audience with Pope Francis in Rome.  But as prayers poured in for Devin, he left this world in his mother’s arms, just 8 months after diagnosis.  The youngest of Christine’s 4 boys, Devin continues to be an inspiration for this exceptional woman who has created the Why Not Devin Foundation.  #whynotdevin    #storybehindhersuccess    #16LifeLessons   #mydoveproductions

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This episode features two very wise women who share a theory. They believe that we all live in a state of sustainable abundance. We just don’t see it. Instead, our mindset is focused on scarcity: the story that tells us we don’t have enough. Gina LaRoche & Jen Cohen are long-time friends, skilled coaches and consultants and co-authors of the new book The 7 Laws of Enough, published by Parallax Press. Their hope is to help us all create a shift from thinking about what we don’t have, to rejoicing in what we do have.    #storybehindhersuccess    #16LifeLessons   #mydoveproductions