Wedding Vibes

Awesome time with family this past weekend celebrating Jeff & Shannon’s nuptials. It is always beautiful to witness two people cmmit themsleves to one another when you know it is the real deal. Cheers to happily ever after!

Denna’s Book Club Pick of the month!

Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief

My book club pick of the month is Claire Bidwell Smith’s latest book, “Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief.” This book has the answers to something I knew I always needed but could never figure out why. I lost my father at 13 and anxiety set in very quickly waking me up every morning to remind me that something tragic had happened to me. Although I have since learned techniques to quiet my mind and slow down my bodies fight or flight reaction, I still wake up many mornings with anxiety. As with loss, anxiety is rooted in pain and fear. Claire’s book holds the key to helping us to continue to understand what it means to grieve.

 

 

Do Daughters who have great relationships with their fathers have less depression?

Fatherless Daughters

Here I am right before a segment about fatherlessness at my weekly roundtable on NBC’s Atlanta & Company.

A recent study found that daughters who have great relationships with their fathers are at lower risk of developing depression and anxiety and are better at handing stress. You know I had a lot to add to this discussion on Atlanta & Company’s REAL TALK roundtable. While many fatherless daughters do battle depression at some point in their fatherless journey, many go on to live amazing lives once they understand how his absence has affected them. Listen here to hear the entire discussion from 4 women, 3 of whom are fatherless.

 

 

Join me in the Poconos for Campowerment September 21-24

The Poconos

JOIN ME IN THE POCONOS! Come see the retreat that Oprah, the Today Show and Forbes are all raving about!

This September 21-24th I am honored to be one of the speakers at Campowerment 

I will be speaking about healing from your past and turning your pain into power. Get to know the full ExCpert line-up of their 22nd women’s weekend, in the Pocono Mountains. To register to #ReigniteYourLife with us, pronto: https://bit.ly/2IY0C4C

Join me at the hbo theatre in NYC Oct 29 & 30th

REIMAGINE TOUR

 

CALLING ALL NEW YORKERS!!!

 

What: I am teaming up with ReImagine to explore questions about life and death. I, along with an esteemed group of authors, experts, journalists and more will 2 days talking about mother and father loss. The experts include: Cara Guzze Belvin, founder of empowerHER, Hope Edelman author of Motherless Daughters, author and journalist Allison Gilbert, and Rebecca Soffer of Modern Loss.

Who: This is for anyone who has lost a parent. It is going to be a lifechanging 2 days.

Where: The HBO Theatre, New York City

Tickets will be available later this summer. Details to come!!

www.letsreimagine.org

The Beyond Fatherless Conference was a life changing event

I was honored to be part of the inaugural Beyond Fatherless Conference in Atlanta. Watching so many experts come together in hopes of changing the lives of the fatherless was truly inspirational. Go to Beyond Fatherless or The Fatherless Generation to hear more.

 

Parenting: Is it harder after the first one?

Atlanta & Company

 

Always a good time at the roundtable for Atlanta & Company’s Real Talk. This week we all four discussed parenting. Does it get harder when the second one comes along? Do you love your kids differently? I spilled the beans on all of it. To watch the segment in full click here

Announcement! I am now an expert with Campowerment

I am excited to announce my new partnership with Campowerment! I will now be able to get my message to an even bigger audience. Join me this September 21-24 in the Poconos for my new workshop: Resilience: Turning Your Pain Into Power. To register go to https://www.campowerment.com and use the word (RESILIENCE-in all caps) for my discount.

Come see what Oprah, The Today Show, Forbes, The New York Times and many more are raving about. You deserve to treat yourself.  

Who Wore The Biggest Earrings?

Atlanta & Company Shenanigans

We ALAWAYS have a blast on Atlanta & Company. This was during a commercial break where we all noticed we each had on BIG earrings! On this day we discussed the Royal Wedding and family drama. We all have it. Lot’s of laughs and always a good time with these ladies.

EDIN Celebrity Dance Challenge

Edin Celebrity Dance Challenge

 

We had an absolute blast dancing in the EDIN Network Celebrity Dance Challenge. Thanks to many amazingly giving people the 7 couples who danced help raise 100k for this beautiful charity. Almost 20% of fatherless women said they, too, suffered from an eating disorder while on their journey through fatherlessness. It was an empowering night. Visit myedin.org to learn more.