March’s Book To Live By

Do you believe in the power of prayer?

Whether or not you do at this moment, a new book will open your heart to the quiet promise of its dynamic possibility.

For decades, Agapi Stassinopoulos has been a dear friend to me and to our circle. She was the guest of honor at the very first Women on Fire Tea in 2004.

She has inspired us ever since with her insights into how we work and live and ways to add joy to our daily journey.

I am so pleased to announce that our March Book To Live By is:

Speaking with Spirit: 52 Prayers to Guide, Inspire, and Uplift You by Agapi Stassinopoulos


The book begins with Agapi’s own story of building a relationship with spirit and how, in often miraculous ways, it has changed her life. With loving kindness, she honors that essence in all of us.

Prayer, she says, is an ongoing conversation with something larger than yourself, regardless of your beliefs or religious affiliations. In a nondenominational approach, she teaches us to tap into that inner guidance, which is always there.

Agapi shares considerations to take as you open your heart and quiet your mind to experience the wisdom within you. In moving but straightforward language, she offers 52 prayers for common life challenges, divided into living, creating, becoming, overcoming, loving, and transforming.

These heartfelt prayers are simply examples of words to use until you can find your own. They offer comfort and inspiration as you discover the tender connection within to make desired changes in your life.

Speaking with Spirit will warm and empower you.

With love,

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February’s Book To Live By

February is celebrated as the month of love.

We are honoring that spirit with a book recommendation to help you focus on the most important love of your life: YOU!

The author is a dear friend — to me and to our Women on Fire community. Agapi Stassinopoulos has been a key supporter since she was the guest of honor at the very first Women on Fire Tea in 2004.

It is my pleasure to announce as our February Book To Live By:

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Wake Up to the Joy of You: 52 Meditations and Practices for a Calmer, Happier Life by Agapi Stassinopoulos.

In this beautiful book, Agapi offers a roadmap for a yearlong journey to joy, using such guideposts as gratitude, kindness and grace to navigate the way.

There are 52 chapters presenting practical advice and wise insights on universal goals and challenges that cover self-care, finances, relationships, self-esteem, creativity, spiritual growth and more. Each chapter ends with an encouraging action plan or a peaceful guided meditation.

Agapi’s generosity of spirit is contagious and inspiring. She will touch your heart.

What else would we expect from a woman whose name literally means love?

Wake Up to the Joy of You is available from Amazon and bookstores everywhere.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

P.S. To receive Agapi’s powerful wisdom in audio, please go to:

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Want to be on the radio with me?

Whew.  My last load of laundry is somersaulting in the dryer.  I am back out on the road and headed to New York City!

I was home in Naples just long enough for Rob to take this great picture under the bright moon last night with our dear friend and Women on Fire champion Debbie Cook.

Double Debbies — Phillips and Cook — wearing Women on Fire red!

Hard to believe it’s been only a few days since my phenomenal trip to Michigan, hosted by another amazing Woman on Fire Mary Ellen Jones, where I met so many of you.

The events where I spoke – the RENEW conference, the Chamber of Commerce, the Women on Fire Tea and the book signing in Alpena are still fresh on my mind and in my heart.  (If you missed it, here’s video of the highlights!)

People often ask me how I keep going and get so much done.

It is because I have YOU to lift me up and cheer me on.   No matter where I go, I feel so supported by the many fabulous women in our Women on Fire community.

But what makes my life most rewarding is when I can share with you all the great people I meet and opportunities I get to help women live the lives they dream of.

This week, I have something super special for you.  I am appearing on Martha Stewart Living Radio — and I want to take you with me!

Here’s how the opportunity came about.

Many of you know Woman on Fire Janette Barber.   After a tragic childhood, she’s lived an inspired life as a stand-up comic, Emmy-winning television and radio writer and producer, speaker, author and humanitarian — and she is a fabulous friend and inspiration to many of you.

Janette Barber inspiring a Women on Fire audience!

Janette has the distinction of attending the very first Women on Fire Tea in New York City seven years ago. Agapi Stassinopoulos invited her to join us and that’s where we first met.

Janette attended the very first Women on Fire Tea in New York City in 2004

This week Janette is hosting “Living Today” on Martha Stewart Radio (Sirius 112 and XM 157) — and I’ll be her guest at 2:20PM Thursday, March 24 to talk about my favorite subject — Women on Fire!

She and I would LOVE for you to call in and share what you are “on fire” about in your life!

Here are the details:

If you don’t already have SiriusXM on your radio or iPhone, you can download it for free and under Entertainment you will find Martha Stewart Living Radio.

Then, you can call 1-866-675-6675 or tweet @martharadio

If you’ve never called a radio show before, don’t worry.  Janette and I will be there to answer your call and it’s so fun and easy.  It’s a chance to share what you are “on fire” about in your life and let the rest of the world know your passion!

All you have to do is say your name, where you’re from and what you’re on fire about in your life.  Just like you do at a Women on Fire Tea!

I look so forward to you having a chance to tell the world what you are on fire about.

Wishing you a very happy week ahead,