Saturday October 18th was a magical day…
It was my very first book signing event!
On a glorious afternoon I joined forty inspirational women and their daughters for a lovely luncheon hosted by my beautiful friend Taline Saad. Taline is a spectacular woman and a truly scrumptious mom who always blesses those around her with her beautiful smile and generous soul and this event was no exception. If you’ve read “The Go Giver” by Bob Burg and John David Mann, you’ll know exactly what I mean.
Taline’s gentle loving care was reflected in the beautiful setting and her desire to celebrate inspirational women through every detail of the event. Taline’s cousin Nora, the owner of Aslan Catering prepared a gorgeous and truly scrumptious feast…
While her friend Maria. owner of Pure Petals Flowers, prepared stunning floral arrangements to grace every table….
Taline even ordered a special cake for this amazing day and made sure to honor my partner Anne Newsome who could not be present because she lives in South Carolina…
By far the most rewarding and uplifting part of this special event was meeting the women in attendance, every single one of them inspirational in her own way and a beautiful role model for the young ladies present.
One of these women, and fellow honored guest, was renowned author Gladys Matar.
Gladys is an accomplished author and well recognized throughout the Arab world for her courage in pulling back the veil on some of the most corrupt aspects of society in greater Syria. She shares this through beautiful prose and poignant letters in her new book “Syrian Stories”. I enjoyed some privileged time with this powerful woman and look forward to many more stimulating conversations. You can find out more about this truly exceptional woman on her website at gladysmatar.net
It was an honor to share my new book and precious insight with the women in attendance, and especially the young ladies, most of them high school seniors or new college students.
Several of these young ladies who just started college confirmed how challenging it is to establish and maintain healthy habits when trying to navigate all that a college freshman is faced with. “It’s so much harder than I thought!” is something I hear time and time again when I speak to new college students. Though we had a few laughs about this all too serious matter, I was humbled by their exited response to “The Freshman 15 Survival Guide” and the news of the upcoming launch of our membership site “Beyond the Freshman 15”. Beyond the Freshman 15 will offer success-minded college students a vast array of tools to support them in their decision to go against the grain and commit to healthy living throughout college and beyond.
Two of my daughters shared this special time with me, Alexandra my high school senior, and Sabrina my baby 🙂
As a new author I feel deeply blessed to have been honored in such a way by my beautiful friend Taline. Taline believes passionately in me and in my mission to keep college kids healthy and empower them to become successful members of our community. I look forward to sharing more about this exceptional woman who in recent years taught herself everything she could about business management and turned her husband’s company, Opulent Remodeling and Construction, inc. into one of today’s most successful local businesses.
Is there a special person in your life you would like to celebrate? Someone who inspires you to be your very best?
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