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December 12 BOOK SIGNING EVENT at Borders Eastlake

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Heart Book Series Contributors Autograph December 12, 2009 at Borders Eastlake, Chula Vista, California


Sheryl Roush and contributors to the Heart of a Woman, Heart of a Mother, Heart of the Holidays, Corazón de MujerHeart of a Woman in Business, and the brand new Veterans Day release of Heart of a Military Woman books will be autographing copies on Saturday, December 12, from 2:00-5:00pm at BORDERS bookstore in Eastlake of Chula Vista, San Diego, California.

More than a book signing, contributors will READ THEIR original STORY, TRIBUTE, or POEM to shoppers in English and in Spanish!

Author and professional speaker, Sheryl Roush gives presentations around the globe, at conferences and for corporations, helping to rekindle the spirit, raise the bar, and create excitement. Her gift for inspiring touches hearts and offers a positive outlook on daily life. A native San Diegan–and born in Chula Vista–she was crowned “Ms. Heart of San Diego” (twice) for contributions to our community.

Contributors at book reading and signing event include:
Loni Anderson
Sarah Arnold
Kathi Burns
Dharlene Fahl-Brittian
Eldonna Lewis Fernandez
Jan Mills (Canada)
Darcy Lovgren Pavich
Beverly Roush
Sheryl Roush
Laura Rubinstein
Seth Sherwood-Flores
Gina Simmons
Lyn White

COME MEET THESE AUTHORS and have your books personally autographed!

Perfect for holiday gifts people will keep, read and cherish!

Eastlake Chula Vista

878 Eastlake Parkway
Chula Vista, CA 91914
Store Phone: 619.482.9883

“Heart of a Woman” Book Review by Kirsti A. Dyer

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“Heart of a Woman”
Book Review
by Kirsti A. Dyer, MD, MS, FT

Type-A Mom Gift Guide – Gifts for Moms
November 6, 2008
Posted here.

According to the book cover, "Heart of a Woman celebrates the strength, humor, love and intuition to be a woman in today’s society." Written by international speaker and author Sheryl L. Roush, Heart of a Woman is a collection of short stories, poems and quotations selected to "rekindle your spirit and touch your soul."

In Heart of a Woman Roush includes cherished classics, personal favorites, and more recent original writings from inspirational people such as Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Phil, Maya Angelou, Bill Cosby, Louise Hay, Barbara De Angelis and Marianne Williamson. I had been excited to discover that two of my quotes were featured in the "Death & Grieving" section (which are also posted on my site, Journey of Hearts).

Heart of a Woman is part of a series of inspirational books written by international speaker and author Sheryl L. Roush. In addition to Heart of a Woman as part of her Heart Book Series, Roush has also published, Heart of the Holidays, Heart of a Mother, Corazón de Mujer (Heart of a Woman in Spanish), and Heart of a Woman in Business.

Almost A to Z’s on Topics – Roush has divided the collection into nearly 90 topics from "Ageless Living" to "Worthiness." In the 288 pages she shares poems, stories and quotes on a variety of topics. You can sit down, sift through the pages or read it from cover to cover and find something that will inspire you, "rekindle your spirit and touch your soul." She offers poems, stories and quotes on topics such as "A Woman’s Intuition,""Chocolate," "Estrogen," "Fulfill Your Heart’s Desires," "Husbands," "Living with Joy," "Making a Difference," "Military Relationships," "Pets," "Raising Fearless Women," "Sisters," "Stay at Home Moms" and "Women in History."

Gift Size – At 6.8 x 6 x 0.9 inches Heart of a Woman is a good size as a ‘thinking of you,’ inspiration or house-warming gift.

Cost – You can purchase Heart of a Woman  for under $15.00.

About the Author – Sheryl L. Roush, Sparkle Presentations

Sheryl Roush is an internationally top-rated presenter, known for her high-energy, high-content, how-to presentations. Her audiences are involved, engaged and energized!

Sheryl has spoken on programs alongside celebrities including: Olivia Newton-John, Geena Davis, Deborah Norville, Jane Seymour, Good Morning America’s Joan Lunden, Erin Brockovich, Thurl Bailey, and Art Linkletter… and business giants including: Robert G. Allen, Jim Cathcart, Mark Victor Hansen, Southwest Airlines’ CEO Howard Putnam, Suze Orman, and the Gallup Organization’s Marcus Buckingham.

What Amazon Reviewers are Saying about Heart of a Woman

Amazon reviewers have given Heart of a Woman five stars out of five. This is what two reviewers had to say:

In the ongoing quest to understand myself and others, I often look for insight. Heart of a Woman is a treasure trove of inspirational insights into the hearts of women as they, and as men who love them, tell it. Sheryl Roush has compiled a wonderful resource that just makes you feel good for having picked it up and read an entry or two. — John Reddish

As women, we live very busy and complicated lives and this book has a way of making everything in our lives, and hearts, make sense. I have laughed and cried while reading it! I imagine when I’m done reading it, I will read it all over again. I love it so much that I am ordering another one for my mother-in-law, just because.

Thank you Sheryl Roush for putting together this wonderful collection of stories, quotes, etc.; it has touched my heart! — Brook H.

This collection of inspirations and insights on the strength and wisdom of women would be a welcome gift for someone who needs a bit of inspiration.

You can find Heart of a Woman on Amazon in book for under $15.00 and in Kindle format for under $6.00.

Kirsti A. Dyer, MD, MS, FT is a respected physician, an expert in life challenges, loss, grief and bereavement, professional health educator, professor, lecturer, writer and author.  Dr. Dyer is trained in Internal Medicine or an Adult Medicine specialty. She is the mother of two young energetic daughters. Dr. Dyer created and has maintained Journey of Hearts, a website for anyone who has ever experienced a loss. She is also the Parent of a very healthy NICU Survivor. She is the author of For Those Who Hold the Littlest Hands, an eBook written to provide information, encouragement and support for NICU parents.


Click on title to view each book.

Heart of a Woman (printed)
Heart of a Military Woman (printed) ….. and on Kindle
Heart of a Mother (printed)
Heart of a Mother (printed with Bonus Music CD)
Heart of a Mother …  Music CD
Heart of the Holidays (printed) ….. and on Kindle
Heart of the Holidays … Music CD
Heart of a Woman in Business (printed)

Corazon de Mujer
(printed) (Heart of a Woman in Spanish)

Books by Sheryl Roush featured at Frankfurt Book Fair

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Books by Sheryl Roush featured at Frankfurt Book Fair

Seven books authored by Sheryl L. Roush are being featured at the Frankfurt Book Fair October 15-19. Her titles on display at this huge event in Germany are: Heart of a Woman; Heart of a Mother; Heart of the Holidays; Corazon de Mujer (Heart of a Woman in Spanish); newly released Heart of a Woman in Business; Sparkle-Tudes; and Solid Gold Newsletter Design.

Foreign publishers and agents interested in these titles, can visit Columbine Communications in Hall 8.0 at Stand N-933 at the Frankfurt Book Fair, or contact foreign publishing rights expert Bob Erdmann,, or view,

The history of the Frankfurt Book Fair dates back to the 15th century, when Johannes Gutenberg first invented movable type – only a few kilometres down the road from Frankfurt. Frankfurt remained the central and undisputed European book fair city through to the 17th century. In the course of political and cultural upheaval, in the 18th century Leipzig then came to play the part. In 1949, that early Frankfurt book fair tradition was given a new lease of life: 205 German exhibitors assembled on Sept. 18-23 in Frankfurt’s Paulskirche for the first post-War book fair. Almost 60 trade-fair years later, the Frankfurt Book Fair is the largest of its kind in the world – and the hallmark for global activities in the field of culture. With year-round services and information offerings for the international trade, the Frankfurt Book Fair has thus emerged as the world-wide market place for ideas – 365 days a year. In 2007, there were 283,293 visitors to the 5-day event.

POEM: Heart of a Woman in Business

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OPENING POEM from the book
Heart of a Woman in Business



Heart of a Woman in Business
by Sheryl L. Roush

A woman in business is like no other
Multi-brilliant at work, and a great mother.

Guided by vision to make a difference in this world,
Reporting for service, with her hair even curled.

Ready to go, whenever the need
She knows in her heart, there’s a calling to feed.

To do right, to speak up, determined to succeed
A role model that plants the possibility seed.

Knows who she is, right down to the core
Her essence, her passion—shine all the more!

She’s in charge with a handle on it all.
At the office, at home, or at the mall.

Even in the depth of all she may know
Realizes there’s still plenty room to grow.

So energetic, creative and fun…
Early rise, there’s much to be done!

She still finds time to laugh and to play
Sacred time too, to kneel and to pray

It comes from inside, driven by vision,
Get on board – she’s on a great mission!

Her daily prayer resides in God’s grace
Serving others from her heart sets the pace

Making use of her talent, wisdom and skill
From strengths and trust in Divine will.

Gentle, compassionate, loving and strong
In this sisterhood of success you want to belong

Anything she puts her heart to she can do
She’s not alone sis’ta – as you can too!

The road to get here has been quite a ride
“Call me ‘Woman’– it’s my source of pride!”

Come along, she’s blazin’ new trail
A woman in business—whom we all hail!

-Sheryl Roush
©2008 Sheryl L. Roush, All rights reserved.

If want to distribute or publish this poem, email for permission to
Poem credit (below) must be included.

Sheryl Roush is an 8-time business entrepreneur, starting her first business at the young age of 16 in the patio of her parent’s home. She is a top-rated international speaker, inspiring people to bring their heart to work. Her programs rekindle the spirit, raise the bar and create excitement.





Click on title to view each book.

Heart of a Woman (printed)
Heart of a Military Woman (printed) ….. and on Kindle
Heart of a Mother (printed)
Heart of a Mother (printed with Bonus Music CD)
Heart of a Mother …  Music CD
Heart of the Holidays (printed) ….. and on Kindle
Heart of the Holidays … Music CD
Heart of a Woman in Business (printed)

Corazon de Mujer
(printed) (Heart of a Woman in Spanish)

Keeping Your Balance

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Keeping Your Balance

Although it really does feel like you are at the mercy of other people’s emotions, you can stay in an energy that serves you best. You don’t have to get on the emotional roller coaster with them. When you allow yourself to become more of an observer in any given situation you free yourself from believing you are being personally attacked or that you need to solve their stuff. It helps you remember they are speaking from their truth and it doesn’t necessarily represent your truth. When you know who you are, how you want to feel and that you really do want the highest good for all involved, you create an energetic vibration that can move from you to them, ultimately changing the outcome of any situation allowing you to walk away feeling good that you stayed connected to your energy.

~ Linda Salazar
Certified Personal Life Coach, Author, Speaker,
©2005 All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission.
This excerpt is from the book Heart of a Mother
by Sheryl Roush.

STORY: The Best Business School

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The Best Business School

by Sheryl Roush
Author of Heart of a Woman in Business

Business schools, workshops, seminars and boot camps abound today. Everyone is going off to attend something somewhere. Perhaps what we need most is a retreat—one back to our childhood.

Being an eight-time entrepreneur, I can attest to the best business school courses worthy of consideration, with the lowest tuition yet the highest return. Some of the most valuable ethics were those role modeled by my mother. To support the family income, and to get her out of the house being a young stay-at-home mom, she was the door-to-door Avon lady. Since my two brothers were old enough to attend school, she carted me around on her weekly routes. Believe it or not, I was quite shy, so she made me meet people – which translated later into natural networking skills.

A few years later, to help put my brothers through college, mom starting selling Amway products, and our household was one of the first to use biodegradable products – a truly novel “green” concept at that time. When I was 14, she dragged me to an Amway “Revival” where I heard my first motivational speaker, Charlie “Tremendous” Jones. Today, we are colleagues in the National Speakers Association, and I’M a motivational speaker! From painfully shy to inspirationally high! (We never know where the seeds are going to be planted.)

From mom, I learned Midwestern values, work hard, show respect, do right, have integrity, help others, and what I now know as good old-fashioned customer service skills.

“Know what you want in life—and go for it.” A child of the Depression, at 18, mom moved herself from the farm in Iowa, with only $10, and her best girlfriend to “get a life” in California. She taught me about goal setting and visualization, without ever using the phrases. (I was named after that best girlfriend.)

“Be positive.” Attitude truly does make a difference in our ability to succeed—I’m convinced of that! In challenges where I have not yet developed the skills, it’s been having a positive attitude has catapulted me through the fears. As a speaker on the topic today, I believe that Faith is the “compass” of Attitude. We’ve also got to believe in ourselves.

“You can do anything you put your mind to.” A secret dream of Mom was to compete in the Olympics. At 68, she was selected to carry the Olympic Torch, on its way from San Diego to the 1984 Los Angeles Games. When I started a business at age 16 in the patio of my parents’ home, she encouraged and helped me with the silk-screening of t-shirts and bumper stickers. (My first “client” was the Shriners.)

 “Use what you’ve been given.” We each have skills, talents and unique abilities. As a youth, I was a graphic artist with a typewriter and mimeograph paper. (Remember those?) Mom constantly volunteered me to donate time designing the boating club and church newsletters. Later I earned four international design awards for newsletters (Top Ten in the world), have written five books and have presented seminars in eight countries on the topic. (It’s as if she knew…)

The best business school courses I’ve ever attended have been those in the classroom of life with Mom as my Teacher.

~ Sheryl Roush, Speaker, Author
Proud Daughter of Beverly J. Roush

Travel Tips and Favorite Places to Rejuvenate: Xcarat, Cancun, Mexico

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Travel Tips and Favorite Places to Rejuvenate:
Xcarat, Cancun, Mexico

Submitted by Karen Tate, Speaker, Author, Sacred Tour Leader

Travel industry statistics show that when people travel they want to do more than lay alongside a beautiful pool or beach sipping margaritas.  They want to spend their precious time away from work engaged in some activity that nourishes their body, mind and soul, uplifts their spirits, or contributes to the good of society.  Some doctors take vacations and participate in efforts such as Doctors Without Borders.  People go on spiritual pilgrimages to curry favor with a deity, connect with their ancestral roots or for emotional or physical healing.  They rejuvenate their bodies, minds and spirits with what we call in contemporary times, purposeful travel, rather than the more out-dated term, pilgrimage.  And statistics also show that more and more women are taking these kinds of journeys, alone and in groups.  And many are seeking out places that can bring them closer to the essence of the Sacred Feminine.

Whether one is seeking the Sacred Feminine essence or not, Xcarat is, a cultural, spiritual and eco-archaeological park filling many of the aforementioned needs, for women, men and children.  Located just outside Cancun, in the lush tropical landscape of the Yucatan region of Mexico, the park offers more activities than one can possibly entertain in one day, often tempting visitors to return a second or third time.  The park promotes a healthy respect and enjoyment of nature and the cultural heritage of the Aztec and Maya world.  And for those interested in Aztec and Mayan aspects of the Sacred Feminine, the park is a fun place to experience the essence of the Goddesses, Chalchiuhtlicue and Ix Chel, respectively, in a living, participatory and natural environment. 

Xcarat, meaning “small inlet” was one of the most important Maya spiritual and ceremonial centers for more than a century.  Goddess devotees who visit Xcarat will immediately be overwhelmed with all there is to do and see which immerses the visitor in a communion with the spirit of Goddess – at an adult amusement park!   Here visitors are offered a unique opportunity to feel within Mother Nature’s embrace like nowhere else.  Set on the blue-green waters, filled with butterflies, felines and colorful birds, Xcarat is a contemporary sanctuary of Goddess.

Starting with the naturally occurring underground rivers for which this region of Mexico is famous, (which quickly brings to mind Chalchiuhtlicue and “her watery jade skirt” motif), at Xcarat visitors can don a life jacket and flippers and immerse themselves in these cold, swift and clear waters.  The experience is almost one of rebirth.  The cold water, compared to the heat of the steamy temperature outside, causes swimmers to quickly stop breathing and catch their breath, in a sort of mini-death, only to gasp back life a few seconds later, feeling truly alive from the experience.  The clear waters of the underground rivers are magical.  One floats in this womb-like waterway for 1,600 feet, sometimes completely underground in dimly lit watery caverns.

The animals kept at Xcarat certainly reflect Goddess, as Mistress of the Animals, especially the large feline cats on jaguar Island where there are adult and young pumas and jaguars for all to see.  There are the exquisite butterflies in the Butterfly pavilion.  This pavilion is one of the largest in the world and unique for its self-sufficient butterfly reproduction.  It is truly awe inspiring to sit amongst these beautiful and delicate creatures whose life is so fragile and transforms so quickly, a symbol of life, death and rebirth offered by the Mother. 

As an ecological park, Xcarat is providing breeding and care programs for the animals they house there, including the rare turtles and manatee. The park raises awareness of environmental concerns threatening marine life, animals and the environment in participatory programs such as careful swimming with dolphins.  There is a bat cave, wild bird aviary, reef aquarium and native bee exhibit – all creatures of Goddess, known to embody her very essence.  One can also enjoy the mushroom and orchid farms or the tropical jungle path, all sources of sacred beauty and fertile bounty.

Maya culture comes alive among the actual archaeological ruins on site in a recreated Maya village and especially during the night time activities.  When the lights go down at Xcarat, and the activities of the day close with the setting sun, the ancient rituals of the Maya come to life.  At dusk everyone gathers on the terraced seating for spectators to await viewing of Ulama, the actual ancient Maya ballgame. Under the watchful eye of Ix Chel, the Moon Goddess, the evening ceremony begins with a calling for the blessing of the elements of the universe and four corners: air, fire, water and earth, also associated with Ometeotl, the deity who embodies the duality of male and female.  The ballgame then begins and spectators are instantly transported back in time, seeing players in native dress of the era, play an ancient game few have ever witnessed.

At the conclusion of the ballgame, spectators walk from the park along a particular route through a modern recreation of an ancient Maya village.  The route takes them by various Maya rituals being performed to haunting music by individuals dressed in vivid and glorious costumes.  It is truly a unique experience and a rare glimpse at what life may have been like during the worship of Goddesses in ancient Mexico.  Sometimes the night activities include touring the underground rivers lit by only candlelight – an opportunity not to be missed.

The park has other activities not particularly related to goddess, though are a continuing celebration of life that is the Divine Feminine within nature.  There are opportunities to scuba dive, ride horses, see cultural performances and equestrian shows.  There is a museum which displays detailed models of all the archaeological sites on the Yucatan peninsula.  There are restaurants, locker rentals, a drug store and all the modern conveniences of home – including the opportunity to get a great massage or facial.  One is reminded of the words of the Popol Vuh, a sacred book of the Maya-Quiche, “Here is the story of the beginning, when there was not one bird, not one fish, not one mountain,” Xcarat feels like a paradise, an Eden, a place far from mundane life, a pristine place of nature, from which all life may have been born.

-Karen Tate, Speaker, Author, Sacred Tour Leader, Radio Show Host,
Excerpted from Sacred Places of Goddess: 108 Destinations

True Freedom to Be Who We Are

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When we are willing to surrender who we think we "should" be, true freedom is revealed and acceptance of "what is" becomes paramount.

Surrender is not about giving up your Essential Nature, in fact it means embracing it fully and completely. When you surrender to the "real you," self-acceptance becomes the order of the day. No more wanting to be different instead, acceptance gives away to understanding, love and kindness.
When we surrender, we are willing to release what we think is "right" for "what is." We are learning to accept. We can let go of the past we give the power of forgiveness room to blossom. When we are truly willing to surrender, our egos are put aside for the truth; the truth of our actions, our language and our thoughts. In acceptance, we are free to make the conscious powerful choices necessary to alter our lives without guilt, shame or doubt.  

~Rhonda Britten
Fearless Year E-Book

TIPS: Compulsive Apologies

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Compulsive Apologies

Many people suffer with the tendency to apologize all the time, chronically, for everything.

On the one hand, apologizing is a social convention that keeps interactions between people polite, and in that way it can be very helpful. On the other hand, if we find ourselves apologizing for everything, it might be time to look at why we feel compelled to say "I’m sorry" so often. Ultimately, saying you’re sorry is saying that you are responsible for something that has gone wrong in the situation. Whether it’s negotiating a parking spot, moving through the aisles of the supermarket, or reaching for what you want, there are times when sorry is the right thing to say. But there are other times when "excuse me" is more accurate.

Sometimes saying you’re sorry is like saying that the other person in the equation has more of a right to be here than you do. Of course, it’s true that using the word sorry can simply be an innocuous way of defusing tension. However, if you find that you say sorry all the time, you might want to look a little deeper and see where in your psyche that might be coming from. If it’s a pattern, breaking it may simply take some awareness and practice.

The first step is observing yourself each time you say it, without being hard on yourself about it. Throughout your day simply notice when you apologize. At first, you might be surprised to see that you do it even more than you first realized. After a day or two of simply observing, try to tune in to what it is you are feeling right before you say it. You might be feeling threatened, embarrassed, intensely anxious, or a variety of other feelings.

Over time, stop yourself before the words come out and just be with the feeling that’s there. You may recognize it as one from your childhood, one that’s been with you for a long time. The more you are able to see it, the freer you will be not to be sorry all the time.

Create a Supportive Life Story for Your Life

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Create a Supportive Life Story for Your Life

We all have our own life story.
It is filled with relationships and events that help shape who we are and what we believe to be true about the world. Depending on our perspective and willingness to grow, our experiences can become fodder for negativity and patterns of playing the victim, or they can fuel a life of empowerment and continued self-development. It is the story we tell ourselves about what happens that makes all the difference.

Take a moment to look at the life story you create for yourself on an ongoing basis. If you generally feel peaceful about the past and trust in your ability to handle whatever comes your way, then you are framing circumstances in a manner that serves you well.

On the other hand, if you retain a lot of guilt or resentment and often feel weighed down by life, you may want to start telling yourself a new version of past and present events. No matter who the characters are in your story or what they have done, you are the only one who can give their actions the meaning they will have for you.

You are the only one who can define what role you will play in your own life. By taking responsibility for your story, you are able to learn and grow, forgive and find compassion, and most importantly, move on into a brighter future.

From now on, you can choose a life story that supports you. Let it be proof of your own resilience and creativity. Be kind with the roles you give yourself and generous with how many chances you get to learn what you need to know. When you remember that you are the author of your own story, you are free to create a masterpiece.

“Heart of a Woman” Book Receives Rave Reviews from Stanford Alumni

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Heart of a Woman Book Receives Rave Reviews from Stanford Alumni

I had a chance to look at "Heart of a Woman" today. Wow! What a gold mine. It’s a really, really smart idea that can affect so many people positively. What a total, all-around winning work. I’m sending it off to my mom (Blossom) now, and I know she’s going to love it! Thanks again for all that you are!


Blair Tindall
Author, "Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music"


Click on title to view each book.

Heart of a Woman (printed)
Heart of a Military Woman (printed) ….. and on Kindle
Heart of a Mother (printed)
Heart of a Mother (printed with Bonus Music CD)
Heart of a Mother …  Music CD
Heart of the Holidays (printed) ….. and on Kindle
Heart of the Holidays … Music CD
Heart of a Woman in Business (printed)

Corazon de Mujer
(printed) (Heart of a Woman in Spanish)

Robert Kiyosaki asks for signed copy of Heart of a Woman book

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The BEA – Book Expo America is the largest event in North America, hosted every year for authors, booksellers, distributors, publishers and support businesses. This year, there were some 42,000 people in attendance.

Blu Sky Media Group distributes the Heart Book Series, and asked me to do a Main Area autographing session for one full hour of back-to-back fans wanting to get autographed copies of the Heart of a Woman book. I signed books for long lines of people, and sat just 6 people away from Bernadette Peters, signing her new book.

When I walked out of the “celebrity” area and ran into Robert Kiyosaki, best-selling author of “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”  and personal finance advisor. He asked me to sign a copy of Heart of a Woman for him and his wife, Kim Kiyosaki, author of "Rich Woman: A Book on Investing for Women."

You never know WHO is going to ask for an autograph!

From My Heart to Yours,
Sheryl Roush

Sheryl Roush Keynotes Mother-Daughter Luncheon

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May 10, 2008 Presentation and Book Signing

Sheryl Roush Keynotes
Mother-Daughter Luncheon

Sheryl Roush presented the keynote program for the annual Mother-Daughter Luncheon at the University Christian Church in San Diego, California on Saturday, May 10.

More than 200 mothers, daughters, mothers-in-law, sisters, cherished friends and church members attended the special celebration with the theme "Heart of a Mother" from Sheryl’s book title. The church men-folk served the meal, adorably dressed in white tuxedo shirts and over-sized black velvet bow ties.

For 40 minutes, Sheryl entertained with real-life stories, audience interaction and props, engaging and touching with sentiments and inspirations. Attendees praised the prsentation, saying it was the best they had ever had at this traditional event.

Sheryl is a native San Diegan, yet an internationally recognized top-rated speaker in nine countries around the globe. President of Sparkle Presentations, Inc., she is an 11-time published author, with her series including: Heart of a Mother, Heart of a Woman (in English and Spanish), Heart of the Holidays (Yuletide traditions), and Sparkle-Tudes!™ quotations and scriptures for women.

Following her program Sheryl Roush, and contributors Maria Carter and Laura Rubinstein autographed copies of Heart of a Woman, Heart of a Mother, Heart of the Holidays and Corazón de Mujer for attendees, before a multi-author book signing event at BORDERS bookstore in Eastlake, Chula Vista.

Quotations for Women

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Born a precious child, our life beckons to find the wise woman inside,  only to show us the truth about our lives is to remain that precious child, after all.
Sheryl Roush

A woman is a full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture, and transform.
Diane Mariechild

A woman’s heart can always stretch to hold a little more.
Rosalie Ferrer Kramer

You were born a woman and Earth is your kingdom.
What are you waiting for?
Maruja Basalo

I am a sensible and sentimental woman.
I receive great love and celestial peace
from our loving Almighty God
that beautifies me inside.
Consuleo Sanchez

If things are not going well with you, begin your effort at correcting the situation by carefully examining the service you are rendering, and especially the spirit in which you are rendering it. 
Roger Babson, 1875-1967, Statistician and Columnist

We are not asked … to believe in a perfect world. We are asked to equip ourselves with courage, hope, readiness for hard work and to cherish large and generous ideals.
—Emily Balch

I was worthless, until I decided to be worth more.
Kim Jeffery, Career Woman

When you grow up and you’re different, all you want to do is find a way to be the same. And then as a more mature adult you realize the beauty of thinking on your own.
—Sarah Jessica Parker


Click on title to view each book.

Heart of a Woman (printed)
Heart of a Military Woman (printed) ….. and on Kindle
Heart of a Mother (printed)
Heart of a Mother (printed with Bonus Music CD)
Heart of a Mother …  Music CD
Heart of the Holidays (printed) ….. and on Kindle
Heart of the Holidays … Music CD
Heart of a Woman in Business (printed)

Corazon de Mujer
(printed) (Heart of a Woman in Spanish)

Borders-Eastlake Dias de Los Madres Reading May 10, 2008

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Borders-Eastlake Dias de Los Madres Reading
Saturday, May 10, 2008

Shoppers at Borders-Eastlake were thrilled to hear English and Spanish selections from Heart of a Mother, Heart of a Woman, and Corazón de Mujer as they entered the store to purchase last minute Mother’s Day gifts.

Shown here, Consuelo Sanchez, reading her magnificent opening poem to Corazón de Mujer.


A native Chula Vistan, Sheryl Roush, the Heart Book series creator, and her mother Beverly Roush of Chula Vista, signed at the event, joined by local contributors: Eln Albert (Spring Valley), Elisa Castaneda (Mira Mesa), Consuelo Sanchez (Ensenada), Darlene Fahl-Brittian (La Mesa) and daughter Savannah, Maria Carter (Santee), Cassandra Northington (San Diego/Oklahoma).


Toastmasters Featured at Borders Book Reading & Signing May 10

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Toastmasters Featured at Borders Book Reading & Signing May 10, 2008

BORDERS Books & Music Eastlake location hosted a stellar multi-author book signing and reading event on Saturday, May 10, on Dias de Los Madres, and in celebration of Mother’s Day weekend at the new Chula Vista store, San Diego County.

Books featured were Heart of a Mother, Heart of a Woman, and newly released Corazón de Mujer.

Those reading and signing were members of Toastmasters International, from Districts 5 and 34, San Diego and Baja California, reading in both Spanish and English.

Pictured here are Toastmasters (L-R), Elisa Castaneda, Eln Albert, Sheryl Roush, Helen Blanchard, Cassandra Northington, Catherine Nary, and Consuelo Sanchez. Not pictured: Darlene Falh-Brittian.

A special surprise to the signers, was the appearance of Helen Blanchard, the First Lady of Toastmasters, literally the first woman to be accepted into the previously all male organization, who then went on to become the first female International President of the global organization, now in 93 countries with over 3.4 million empowered to be better listeners, thinkers and speakers, since 1924. Ms. Blanchard releases her new book sharing her story in August 2008 at the organization’s annual convention, this year being held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Fellow Toastmasters present in the listening audience included Catherine Nary and Lyn White.

Sheryl Roush, the originator of the gift book series, has been a member of Toastmasters since 1987, and was the first woman elected to the leadership posoition of District 5 Governor in ten years. Ms. Roush considers Helen Blanchard one of her own role models, as well as that of countless thousands around the world.

Borders-Brea Features Heart Book Reading May 9

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Borders-Brea Features Heart Book Reading May 9

Southern Californian residents Becky Palmer, Sandra Nash, Maria Carter, Seth Sherwood and Sheryl Roush were featured at BORDERS-Brea location on Friday, May 9, 2008, reading in English and Spanish for shoppers on the Mother’s Day weekend.

The skilled readers showcased their original stories, poems and humorous quips from the Heart of a Mother, Heart of a Woman, Heart of the Holidays, and Corazón de Mujer gift books.

Seth Sherwood both read in Spanish, and eloquently translated his readings into Spanish.

Maria Carter touched listeners with her patriotic story, entitled, Heart of a Marine’s Mother, then shared that her soon, Nic, had just been recalled for her second tour to Iraq, only two weeks earlier.

Shown, Sandra Nash reading lovely selections to the listeners.

In the audience enjoying the readings included guest shoppers, Sherri Elgas of Cookie Lee Jewelry and Lucy Lee of Emblem.


Book Contributors Sign for Mother’s Day at Arizona Borders

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Book Contributors Sign for Mother’s Day at Arizona Borders

Heart of a Mother, and Heart of a Woman gift books complied by Sheryl Roush of San Diego were featured at BORDERS Books & Music this Mother’s Day.

The Phoenix area signing events on Sunday, May 4 and Monday, May 5, also showcased the brand new releases of the Heart of a Mother book with Bonus CD of Musical Selections and the Heart of a Woman book translated into Spanish, entitled Corazón de Mujer.

Joining Sheryl Roush for the BORDERS Paradise Valley, Superstition Springs and Glendale book signings were contributors, speakers and author colleagues Lynn Pierce and Marcia Reynolds.

Lynn Pierce is a co-author of 5 books including the #1 Best Selling, Wake-up…Live the Life You Love.

Known as the Success Architect, Lynn creates the blueprint you need to help you to get what you dream of in life. She shows you how you can be wildly successful living life your way and fitting your business into your life rather than the other way around.

Her new book is Breakthrough to Success: 19 Keys to Mastering Every Area of Your Life.

Marcia Reynolds, PsyD, is a Master Certified Coach accredited through the International Coach Federation, and a Certified Speaking Professional accredited through the National Speakers Association. She is the author of Outsmart Your Brain. 

Contributors Read and Sign Books at Borders Canoga Park, CA

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Contributors Read and Sign Book at Borders Canoga Park, CA

Saturday, May 3, 2008, nine contributors to the Heart of a Mother, Heart of a Woman, and Corazón de Mujer books, autographed gift books for shoppers at the BORDERS Canoga Park store.

Shoppers were entertained as stories, poems and quotations were heartfully shared from the publications by their original writers, including Adria Manary, Becky Palmer "Rent An Aunt," Linda Salazar, Renee Carter and Sheryl Roush.

New mother Tina Rubin was accompanied for this Mother’s Day reading by her husband, and precious new little daughter, Sophie, who posed beautifully for photos, on cue.

Marcy DeCato read in Spanish, her contribution to the newly released Corazón de Mujer.

A touching moment was celebrated by all when daughter Rita Lanell De Los Reyes, read her touching tribute, "My Pretty Santa" to her mother, Janie Cruise, who was present to share the event.

Brand new tunes from the Heart of a Mother Musical Selection CD played throughout the store, as a special treat to shoppers as well.

Shakti, the Divine Mother – Deepak Chopra’s Mother’s Day Letter

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Shakti, the Divine Mother
Deepak Chopra’s Mother’s Day Letter

The divine mother is an essential nurturing, life-giving energy. She represents the power of beauty, the power of intuition, the power of creativity, the power of compassion, and the power of love. In many Eastern traditions, this dynamic, potent energy is known as Shakti, which means feminine power. This power doesn’t reside only in women, however; Shakti is the divine spark and the flow of God’s love within each of us.

Etymologically, the word Shakti is related to the word Shekinah, which in Hebrew means “the feminine face of God.” For thousands of years, human beings have largely ignored or denigrated the feminine aspect, while focusing on domination, struggle, and ego. As we continue our evolutionary journey, it is absolutely important for both men and women to embrace feminine power. In fact, this may be our best hope for inspiring global change. Gandhi and Lincoln were markedly feminine in their image and vision; so were Jesus and Buddha. Their love, forgiveness, and wisdom transformed the lives of millions.

We can begin at an individual level by recognizing and cultivating the qualities of the divine mother within ourselves:

ShaktiUnderstanding. Shakti goes beyond the illusion of separation and sees the unity behind all diversity.
At the deepest level, we are all aspects of the same infinite Being in different disguises. Instead of imposing, Shakti communicates and seeks to understand.

Patience. Rather than forcing an answer or solution, Shakti has patience and waits for the solution to emerge. In this willingness to accept uncertainty, answers spontaneously emerge from the confusion and chaos of any situation.

Compassion. Instead of ignoring or suppressing emotions, Shakti pays attention to the emotions and signals of her body and can tell when someone else is ready to listen and act. She allows love and compassion to guide her.

Peace. Shakti is peaceful and allows herself and those around her the freedom to be as they are. No situation ever requires force. She accepts each moment as it is, knowing that the whole universe is as it should be.

Creativity. Shakti creates solutions where none were seen before. She knows that she has the ability to fulfill all her dreams because her essential nature is pure potentiality.

Wisdom. Shakti is wise. She sees the cosmic perspective, which always comes from love. She lives from the domain of spirit, which asks, “How can I help, how can I serve?”

Since most of us are conditioned to believe that we are separate, limited beings who have to fight and compete to survive in a hostile world, fully embracing our divine feminine may be a slow, gradual process. But it is an essential one. Shakti is the life force itself, the hidden power that turns matter into life, and the source of all passion and creativity. When we honor the feminine energies inherent in all of us, we can achieve anything.


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