The Fatherless Daughter Project is in FULL EFFECT!

IMG_1091On February 16, 1984, my dad was killed. I usually dread this time of year, but this year is different. It is different, because the countdown to our book release is happening now. The Fatherless Daughter Project: Understanding Our Losses and Reclaiming Our Lives will hit stands on June 7, 2016, right before Father’s Day.

I have felt called to be the voice of fatherless since I was 13 years old. It will have taken 32 years to see my purpose come to fruition on bookstands, but every moment was worth this wait. It is my heart’s biggest desire to see this book act as a guide for fatherless daughters from every walk of life. It is what I wish I had as a daughter growing up without her father. Read more

Are You Heart Healthy?

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Because I started my life off as a Registered Nurse, I can’t help but want to educate people around health. February is heart health month. Thereis a myth that heart disease mainly effects men, but the truth is 1 in 3 women die from heart disease each year.

We have come a very long way in the fight against breast cancer. I commend all of our strides in bringing this disease to the forefront, but the fact is, heart disease is robbing us from our families at a much faster rate. It is a silent epidemic in women. Read more

Give and Take

Do you know someone who is hurting and in turn hurting you too? Sometimes friends or family can become self-absorbed or stuck in the victim role because they just need more…more love…more time… and even more understanding during a painful season in their lives.

If you are at a healthy point in your life, the universe me be drawing on you to give more of yourself to someone in need. Being selfless is a lesson only learned by experience. Givers have been takers, and takers will undoubtably be called on to give.

Lead with grace. Give back what was once given to you. The universe will thank you for it.

GET OFF THE ROLLER COASTER

IMG_0326Where does the time go? My sweet little Sophie turns 5 this week. I can hardly believe that it has been 5 years since she came kicking into this world. Seeing this picture reminds me of just how precious life is. We have to remember to get off the roller coaster and just be. Be with the one’s we love. Work will always be there, but our time to make an impression on our children is fleeting. Choose where and how you spend your time with your heart. Do what you love, and love the one’s you are with. Being unsettled is just as bad as settling. Get in alignment with what makes you feel good. When you do, all of your time will have meaning.

IS YOUR 9 TO 5 GETTING IN THE WAY OF YOUR PURPOSE?

Do you feel like you are flying down two lanes in your life and wonder when you will actually be able to slow down? I feel you! If you are called to do purposeful workIMG_0986 in your life, but your real 9 to 5 is taking up most of your time…slow down. Take a deep breath. Be grateful for all that you have. Your life is getting ready for the BIG stage.

God knows your heart, and your purpose. He put it there. He has plans for you to share it.

A smooth landing is on the horizon.

XOXO,

Denna

 

 

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Podcast Series 2-The Modern Era Mistress: Online Infedility and Sex Addiction

DennaPodcastTuesday. 6p.m. What are you usually doing? Washing dishes? Searching the web? Plucking your eyebrows? All of these are boring, right?

Well, not anymore! It is time to spice it up by listening to my new podcast instead. It is equal parts raw and real. We are having a blast attempting to solve the world’s problems one guest at a time. Check out the brand new episodes of Keeping It Real With Denna on iTunes, YouTube or SoundCloud. Read more

“HAPPY” NEW YEAR PEOPLE!

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How many of you are as confused as I am about the customary New Year’s Eve song, “Auld Lang Syne” which kind of rambles on about remembering people from our past? Are we supposed to be sad that they are gone or happy they left? I guess it depends on the situation, but to me, the song is just a wee bit depressing. I don’t know about you, but when I was single, I wanted to jump off a cliff when that Scottish tune came on.

The new year is supposed to be HAPPY and full of glee. This year I will be listening to Bob Marley’s lyrics to , “Don’t Worry be Happy.” I took the liberty of putting them hear for you.
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PODCAST 2: PART 2 OF OUR TALK ON FATHERLESS DAUGHTERS

Is it Tuesday already? Time for Podcast number 2. We had such a good time doing a three part series on “Fatherless Daughters.” Our guests, Stacy Galan and Natalie Demarko really shared their souls on the podcast. The three of us bantered back and forth covering everything from dating to coping mechanisms. There were plenty of laughs, a smidge of b.s…. here and there… ( I mean I am the host;-) and a whole lot of good vibes & information given out. The feedback has been validating. Our tribe of fatherless daughters have really resonated with the series. Give us your feedback. We want to hear from you. We are here to tell real stories, give real talk, and to deliver real inspiration week after week..  image003

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THE PODCAST: KEEPING IT REAL WITH DENNA!

denna_podcastI am so excited to announce my new podcast “Keeping it Real with Denna.” This has been a cosmic gift. A few months ago I did a radio show on fatherless daughters. Upon leaving the show, the producer asked me if I had ever thought about doing my own podcast. I said, “Ummmm, yes. In fact, I was just talking about it with my sister-in-law on the phone before I came into the show today.” He then graciously offered to help me produce my own show! Watch out world… I have a mic!

Now anyone who knows me knows that I live to analyze people and their situations. I come across so many interesting people who are doing extraordinary things with their lives. I wanted a show where I could get into their heads and figure out what the pinnacle moment was in their lives that made them decide to do something different…something that mattered. Read more

CATCH MY DRIFT?

IMG_0592Are you one of those people who is scared to let go? Do you feel like you have to control everything in your power to ensure a certain outcome? Well, STOP!!! The universe has your back. Sometimes to get the outcome you ultimately want all you have to do is let yourself drift. One of the hardest things we all have to do in this world is BELIEVE. Believe that what we want can truly happen. Read more