I was having lunch after doing the morning keynote at a conference in Alabama this week, when a woman came over and crouched down beside my chair. “I just wanted to tell you how much your talk meant to me…” she began as tears fell from her eyes. One thing … Continue reading When Strangers Become Friends
As you may or may not know (or care) I have recently fallen in love with a little tan man named Luke. Well technically he’s not really a man, he’s a ukulele, he’s my Lukelele! As a non-musical person for the first 50 years of my life, this little … Continue reading Best Day of my Life
I’m still trying to deal with the ongoing saga of my hair regrowing. Every day is a new adventure! My hair stylist was kind enough to not cut my hair but give me a lesson on how to handle this new part of my life. Speaking of part…she said the … Continue reading Change Your Part
My name is Stephanie Staples. They call me a Motivational Speaker. My ‘job’ is to inspire, motivation and educate people. I travel all over North America. I love my job. I get paid to speak. My husband says he would pay me to shut up. Lol Some people think I … Continue reading Truth and Consequences
By the time he dropped me off I had tears in my ears. I know there is controversy about Uber, personally, I have enjoyed the service on my trips out of town. Every time – without exception – I have been met by a very friendly driver, in … Continue reading Ubering Through Life
It had been decades since I’d last seen him. I was an impressionable 17 year old – aren’t we all at that age – and it seemed to me that he had it all. Even though he didn’t come from a life of privilege, quite the opposite in fact, this … Continue reading A Time to Tell
Beautiful Interruption I first heard this phrase while watching a TED talk about talking to strangers (when you can spare 12 minutes, enjoy it here). These two words, so rarely put together in the same sentence really made me think about the beautiful interruptions that sometimes find their way … Continue reading What is your Beautiful Interruption?
Classy. Super Classy What do you think of when you think of classy? The way someone is dressed? The way someone looks or acts? I think of people, specific people and specific acts that they have done. I think of my teammate Louise. She is retiring from ringette after decades … Continue reading It’s a Class Act