May’s Songs To Live By

What do you do when the worst happens?

It happened for the woman I interviewed this month. Singer/songwriter Kellie Haddock found grace and gratitude during a time of unimaginable sorrow and pain.

You may already know Kellie from the uplifting video of her efforts to find and thank the medical professionals who saved her infant son’s life after a horrific car accident that killed her husband.

That video – The Thank You Project – has been viewed more than 100 million times, and Kellie has become an “ambassador of gratitude.”

Like her Thank You Project, Kellie’s music will bolster your faith in human connection and open your heart.

I am so proud to announce that our May 2017 Songs To Live By selection is Kellie’s newest album: Wild Love

Wild Love CD cover

In this lovely album, you’ll discover a voice of such sweet clarity — hopscotching from sunny to sultry — above the buoyant, captivating melodies.

Kellie’s lyrics of innocence and inspiration are a pure channeling of emotion.

And watch for Kellie’s Wild Love & Mending Hearts Tour in your area. Her performances have been called “a tsunami of hope.”

You can check out tour dates and even book a show from her website at

While you are there, you can sample the songs from all three of her albums: Wild Love, Leave the Light On and Mandarin Lights.

I know you will be as enchanted by Kellie’s music as I am.

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May 2017 Sneak Peek interview with Kellie Haddock

How would you respond if, in an instant, your perfect life turned into tragedy?

This was the experience of my guest for the May Women on Fire membership interview.

In 2004, 20-year-old Kellie Haddock was the victim of a horrific car accident. Her husband was killed on impact, and her 14-week-old son, Eli, suffered devastating brain injuries. The prognosis was grim.

Incredibly, thanks to the efforts of Orlando’s Arnold Palmer Hospital, Eli was eventually released to continue his rehabilitation at home.

WOF Sneak Peek May

As the 10th anniversary of the heartbreaking event approached, Kellie began efforts to track down all of those who had made Eli’s recovery possible.

The video of her quest to thank those who rescued her and saved her baby’s life has now been viewed more than 100 million times.

It was a long, difficult road, but it brought Kellie to an exciting new phase of her life. She is now remarried, the mother of three children and on tour in support of her third album.

In our conversation, Kellie, a Women on Fire member, for the first time, shares behind-the-scenes details of how she worked through grief to get where she is today.

If you’re not yet part of our Women on Fire membership, please be our guest and listen in as Kellie gives helpful suggestions for ways to support someone who is grieving:

In our conversation, Kellie and I discuss:

  • The dream that was handed down from her grandmother
  • How her faith was strengthened as much from asking questions as by receiving answers
  • Ways heroes respond in times of grief and despair
  • Learning to accept love — with all of its variations and complications
  • The moment she first envisioned her Thank You Project and the twists and turns along the road to making it happen
  • Cultivating gratitude to discover its beauty, power and miracles
  • Simple acts of kindness to support grieving family and friends
  • The roles music and songwriting have for Kellie in expressing her love and gratitude

In the After Interview, a very special guest surprises Kellie with a message of support for her brand new album, Wild Love.

If you aren’t yet a member and want to receive this Women on Fire exclusive, click here to join us today.

Only a few days remain for you to have access to this interview.

With love,
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P.S. If you sign up now, in addition to receiving access to this powerful interview and other exciting benefits, you will be invited to attend the May Women on Fire Live Chat master class on Tuesday, May 16. Kellie Haddock will be joining us to answer your questions!

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These are a few of our favorite things…

With the annual Women on Fire retreat approaching quickly (this Friday!) and our entire team in crunch-mode with the final stages of planning, we wanted to shine the light on some of the behind-the-scenes superstars that are making our event extra special.

The following collection represents some of the most heart-centered, out-of-this-world amazing brands that we trust, know and love. We can’t thank them enough for their generous and gracious support. So without any further ado, we are more than thrilled to introduce you to our 2015 Women on Fire Retreat sponsors. Shop, connect, like, browse and share to your heart’s content!

sonsor dsw sponsor rnichols sponsor Gigi

  1. DSW ~ Designer Shoe Warehouse
  2. R. Nichols ~ Gorgeous stationary & gifts
  3. Gigi New York ~ Beautiful leather accessories

sponsor Paddywax sponsor Mura sponsor Framebridge

  1. Paddywax ~ Artisan candles & home fragrance
  2. Murad ~ Deluxe skincare products
  3. Framebridge ~ Custom picture frames & online art framing

sponsor neuro sponsor mantraband sponsor 100 pure

  1. Neuro ~ Drinks with a purpose
  2. Mantraband ~ Empowering jewelry
  3. 100% Pure ~ organic cosmetics, bath & body

sponsor Branch Basics sponsor blue apron sponsor peeled

  1. Branch Basics ~ Plant-based and pure cleaning products
  2. Blue Apron ~ Fresh ingredients/meal delivery service
  3. Peeled Snacks ~ Tasty healthy snacks

sponsor bobo's oat bars sponsor teapigs sponsor sock it to me

  1. Bobo’s Oat Bars ~ Delicious handmade treats
  2. teapigs ~ High quality whole leaf tea
  3. Sock It To Me ~ Fun and funky socks

sponsor epic blend sponsor popcorn sponsor LaFleurir

  1. Epic Blend ~ Premium organic lip balm
  2. Open Road Snacks ~ Small-batch-crafted-taste snacks
  3. Fleurir Chocolates ~ hand grown chocolates

sponsor kluster 1471337_616797878387055_1173681039_n sponsor Hollywood

  1. Kluster Shop ~ Happy jewelry
  2. Dana Frost ~ Signature/Custom blends, pure essential oils
  3. Hollywood Fashion Secrets ~ Fashion fix-it solutions

sponsor kitty sponsor noble vines sponsor Festive frog

  1. Art Notes ~ Fine photography cards and postcards
  2. Noble Vines ~ California wines
  3. The Festive Frog ~ Vintage barware, glassware, etc. rentals

trimbach sponsor sponsor Kellie Haddock sponsor mimi

  1. Esprit du Vin Fine Wine Merchants ~ Trimbach Wines
  2. Kellie Haddock ~ Amazing singer & songwriter
  3. Empowordment Cards ~ Inspiring greeting cards

axios wine sponsor wine coach sponsor sponsor cookies

  1. Axios Wines ~ Napa Valley wines
  2. The Wine Coach ~ Wine expert and standup sommelier
  3. Cookies on Demand ~ Homemade cookies for delivery

sponsor seven sisters

  1. Heritage Brand Links ~ South African wine

Make sure to follow along with us this weekend by searching for #wofretreat2015, and checking our Facebook and Instagram for live updates! We can’t wait to share with you all the amazing inspiration, strategies and support that are sure to unfold. 🙂

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How a mom made a 10-year dream come true!

If you haven’t seen this video, please watch how this young mom makes a dream she’d held for 10 years finally come true.  (Warning: you will need a box of tissues!)

Click the image above to view the video or use this link.

After I watched this video, and cried, I kept thinking about Kellie Haddock of Orlando, Florida and her 10-year dream to thank the men and women who saved her baby son’s life.

How many dreams have been living inside of you for the past five years? Ten years? Twenty years?

Kellie shows us so powerfully how her dream happened and that it is never too late to pursue what is in your heart.  Recently, she said after years of dreaming her dream, “now the reality far exceeds the dream.”

Maybe you have a long-held dream that seems impossible or impractical; or a desire that you’re too fearful to pursue; or a wish that you barely remember because it’s been buried inside for so long.

You never know what’s going to happen when you put your dream out into the world.  Except chances are, when you act on your dream, you will touch someone — or many someones.  Just as Kellie did.

As of this moment, Kellie’s thank-you project video has been viewed YouTube by nearly three million people – and that’s in just one week!

Kellie’s 10-year dream actually launched an even bigger dream of hers.  Yes, she wanted to thank the medical personnel who helped her during her unimaginable tragic journey in 2004.  But what she really wanted is to make the world a better place.

And, isn’t that really the purpose of making your dreams come true?  To create a little bit of Heaven for someone else – or maybe the world?

“What if we all spent a little more time focusing on what’s right instead of what’s wrong?” Kellie wrote in her most recent blog post. “There’s no shortage of everyday heroes out there— let them know what they mean to you. How many people can we thank together?”

Kellie’s courage — to revisit her tragic story and make her long-time dream to thank people who are rarely, if ever, thanked come true — most likely transformed her life — and now millions of others.

In honor of Kellie, I am joining her #saythankyou campaign.  I invite you to join too.

Here is all you have to do:

1) Think of an everyday hero that’s made a difference in your life.
2) Grab your phone and film your “thank you.”
3) Post your short video on Facebook and challenge your friends to do it too.
4) Tag it #saythankyou

Here is my video to thank a hero in my life.

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Thank you, Regina Blos, for your vision, intelligence, courage, perserverence, love and caring. You make my life and our world so much better!

OK, you’re next! Who is a hero you want to thank?

And while you’re at it: what long-held dream do you have? Taking a step toward one of your dreams and thanking a hero is a winning combination, for sure.

Have a wonderful week! And I’ll see Women on Fire monthly members on the Holiday LIVE CHAT on Tuesday evening.


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