Make Your Heart Smile

Lots of time in life things just don’t line up the way you plan it. And so it was today on Your Life, Unlimited radio ( that my first guest did not show up. Hmm..what to do?

So I talked, I talked to you, the audience like we were sharing a tea together and you know what? I didn’t get interrupted once! 😉

Sometimes when things don’t turn out like you planned, they end up just fine anyway!

And then my lovely second guest, Kate Ferris, arrived early, saving me from babbling alone any longer than need be!

Kate is a talented singer, songwriter, storyteller and all around great gal. And if you want to hear passion in action, listen in below.

Kate brought Penny (her ukulele) and glowed with the delights this instrument has brought into her life. Personally, as a previous non-musical person, I can’t even express how much this instrument has added to my life.

Google ukulele clubs in your area – even if it’s just to be a fly on the wall – go check it out. Picking up this day to learn, the slightly adduceable little instrument could make your heart smile too!

Here is our club in Winnipeg.


Stephanie Staples, CSP* is the author of When Enlightening Strikes – Creating a Mindset for Uncommon Success, an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, and the recipient of the 2014 Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur Award for Contributions to Community. Stephanie empowers audiences & clients across North America to bring their ‘A’ game to work and to life. Stephanie has a special interest in working with and empowering nurses and healthcare providers. She happily calls Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada home. You can get loads of complimentary resources to help with issues such as work/life balance, wellness, stress management and happiness in general, as well as find out more information about her coaching and speaking services at

* Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), conferred by the National Speakers Association is the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform proficiency. Less than 10 percent of speakers have earned this credential and are recognized as some of the best in their fields. Stephanie was one of only five professional speakers in Canada (and the only woman) to attain this designation in 2013.


2 thoughts on “Make Your Heart Smile”

  1. Aloha Kate! I hope you read this comment. Stephanie, this interview is such a delight for me. I got to meet Kate and Fred when they were here on Hawaii Island for Keola Beamers camp. I was a beginning player at the time and played with them at the Keauhou Shopping Center kanikipila. I am still Facebook friends with Kate and am still on Hawaii Island. Aloha nui loa!

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