How can You Move Forward With Laughter?

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I went south to speak for International Women’s Day( We Move Forward Conference in Mexico) and I received the proper dose of sun and stories.
Besides experiencing a wonderful three days of speakers and break out sessions we explored new 
ways to move forward in our lives.
For me before I move forward there has to be a long period of “I don’t know.”Over the years I have met people who want life to get better. But they can’t or won’t yet  surrender the thing that they need to give up.The bad relationship. The terrible job. The weight issues. The addiction.
In fact they give up things they don’t need to give up.
Have you ever done this?
Twenty seven years ago I gave up drinking. Or drinking quit me.  I had drank my quota of booze for a couple of lifetimes. You know it’s time to quit drinking when you go in to play a nurse in the Terry Fox film and they make you a cancer patient. When you quit drinking people say you need to have willpower. Like you purposely willed yourself to pull up your boot straps. I find just the opposite. It was more like one day waking up and saying no more. With no idea of how it was going o get better. Only by falling backward into the land of not knowing that I moved forward. Of being willing to do anything to get help. I had to give up any agendas I had for my life. The agendas and a couple of musicians and a roadie named Phil, before it got better.

It is in the not knowing that grace squeezes in and gives you new ideas you can say yes to. ( A tweeter)

It’s in the not knowing that we move ahead.

BIG SHOUT TO CLASS ACT WOMEN WHO SHOW ME HOW TO MOVE FORWARD: Monica Parker, Betty Anne Howard, Maggie Ashton, and Jane Hawtin.

What quality do you need to let go of and surrender before you can move forward?

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2 Responses to “How can You Move Forward With Laughter?”

  1. Janeen Halliwell

    Your talk received great reviews. As the organizer, I couldn’t have
    asked for more. Thanks for everything. Look forward to seeing you

    Here’s the data from the e-survey.

    Thoroughly enjoyed it
    90.0%36Enjoyed it
    2.5%1Did not enjoy it 0.0%
    0Was not present

    the best !!

    3/19/2013 2:23 PMView Responses

    was the best presentation for me. Truly hit home, and made such a
    difference for me. Her delivery and her ability to make you laugh and
    cry within a moment, and truly mean every inch of your emotion, honestly
    was so refreshing and real for me, I just want to take her voice into
    every area of my life. Great, great speaker! So real, and honest, and
    moving! Left you with the feeling, you literally can get through
    anything, NN-NNEE-Thing!! Awesome!

    3/19/2013 12:05 AMView Responses

    she was OMG fantastic.

    3/19/2013 11:27 AMView Responses

    so hard I lost my breath. Don’t know how I would have survived what I
    labelled ‘Meno-madness’, without my wonderful girlfriends. How awesome
    to see it shrink into humour : )

    3/18/2013 7:27 PMView Responses

    ver entertaining with a definite message

    3/18/2013 4:19 PMView Responses

    It was great

    3/18/2013 3:32 PMView Responses

    This was my favourite speaker, I was entertained and inspired by this woman.

    3/18/2013 3:08 PMView Responses

    A great empowerment message through humour.

    3/18/2013 12:21 AMView Responses

    Deborah knows how to deliver a comedy act and it was also meaningful.

    3/17/2013 12:58 AMView Responses

    What a great way to start our last day.

    3/15/2013 9:22 PMView Responses


    3/14/2013 11:42 AMView Responses

    believe that laughter is good to a certain extend. Too much of is might
    avoid some depth. I think that some ‘ how to’ be/become wise and
    wnderful might have added a lot.

    3/13/2013 11:49 AMView Responses

    She is one funny lady. Bring her back!!

    3/13/2013 1:40 AMView Responses

    met Deborah in 2012 in circle and immediatly connected with her…Her
    wonderful take on life had me laughing through her whole talk! What an
    ab workout! Deborah is One Funny Lady!

    3/13/2013 1:18 AMView Responses

    Laughter is a very powerful medicine. She deserved some sort of award for her performance!

    3/12/2013 10:07 PMView Responses

    I understand she was terrific…wish I had been there and not at the dentist.

    3/12/2013 8:59 PMView Responses

    Dead-on, drop dead funny. She should be paying me royalties to talk about my life like that!

    3/12/2013 4:25 PMView Responses

    Very relatable!

    3/12/2013 3:33 PMView Responses

    Highlight of the conference!

    3/12/2013 3:22 PMView Responses

    I almost had to change my underwear when she was done.

    3/12/2013 3:22 PMView Responses

    She is amazing

  2. deborah

    Thanks for the lovely feedback Janeen. What a great group of women to speak to!


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