Fun Video: Women on Fire Recap 2010

Hello to you and to 2011!

Here’s a quick look back on 2010.  These video snippets are but a fraction of the fun we had at Women on Fire in 2010. Especially check out the wisdom of Janette Barber and Stedman Graham!

I hope you see yourself in this video. You are the reason I personally enjoyed a phenomenally inspiring and exciting year!

Super talent Jamie Eslinger, Women on Fire’s marketing and communications director, created this video. She and I had so much fun going to the beach in Naples, Florida to film the last scene in it.

Of course, I could have talked for an hour instead of a minute.  I have so much to say to you about living your life full out!  Your gifts, strengths and talents shared are changing the world.

Enjoy the video and feel free to comment on anything you want to say about your experience with Women on Fire.  I love, love, love hearing from you!

Congratulations for everything you’ve accomplished, created, achieved – and survived! – in 2010.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being a part of our Women on Fire community. You are – and we are together — changing the way women connect with each other and feel supported to stay strong on our paths to succeed.

Lots of new plans, programs and events ahead in 2011 to inspire your extraordinary life!

With love and excitement for all your possibilities ~


Holiday Tips from Oprah’s gift and party planner

Oh my gosh, I have so much to share with you I don’t know where to start!

I am in New York for the first-ever Women on Fire Mother-Daughter Tea Party.  That is a whole story and inspiration in itself and I will share more about it and pictures over the next couple of days.

First though, so many of you are getting ready for the holidays.  And, I wanted you to meet a dear friend of mine who is my go-to person for great, creative ideas.  For this week, I’ve interviewed media personality, entrepreneur and Oprah’s personal gift and party planner Debi Lilly about her tips and ideas for the holidays.

Debi Lilly — one of Chicago’s most successful wedding and party planners

Debi was brilliant!  Of course, I thought we’d talk for 30 minutes or so but nooooo.  She had so many terrific ideas and suggestions that we talked for an hour.

Here are just a few of the fun and exciting things you’ll learn:

* The secret behind Oprah’s gift giving style
* How to develop your own unique holiday decor color palette
* Delicious and easy recipes for holiday parties
* A special way to connect with your kids, reduce your own stress and even start a new tradition
* Plus, her #1 secret for hosting a fabulous party … and more!

You can listen to us in this unedited, audio interview by clicking on the play button below:


In the spirit of giving, we are partnering with Debi Lilly and her company A Perfect Event to offer a fun holiday contest. Share your favorite family holiday tradition in my blog comment box and you could win A Perfect Event’s Ultimate Home for the Holidays Hostess with the Mostess Kit!

To participate just write your favorite holiday tradition in the comment box below and Debi Lilly will choose her favorite story. The winning entry will be published on Debi’s blog, too!

The Hostess with the Mostess Kit includes a monogrammed hatbox filled with monogrammed cocktail napkins, a holiday CD collection, letterpress thank you notes, vintage inspired glittered holiday ornaments, soy candles, and so much more.  What an incredible and beautiful gift!

And, if you haven’t yet visited Debi Lilly’s blog I encourage you to hop on over to see a library of inspiration.

Also, check out this photo and link to this amazing recipe for Pear Holiday Bites.  I’m going to make them for my family for Christmas!


Easy, delectable holiday Pear Bites

Don’t forget! All you have to do is share your favorite family holiday tradition in the comment box below and you could win A Perfect Event’s Ultimate Home for the Holidays Hostess with the Mostess Kit.

Happy Holidays!