After the video went viral with over 15 million view of how Felice Cohen began her journey of living in a 90 sq foot apartment in NYC her world changed. Little did she realize how much space she would created for abundance in her life by downsizing her living space. She started living in the space to focus her time to finishing her first book about her grandfathers story of surviving the Holocaust, but the life lessons that unfolded in the process created a foundation that changed her life.
The American Dream Revisited: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Results. A book that is turning skeptics of the American Dream into believers with inspirational stories about people who have overcome great challenges to reach their American Dream.
Gary Sirak uses everyday examples to show just how attainable and truly alive the American Dream is. It is not a far-fetched idea for novels and rare cases, but is something that everyone with a desire in their heart can strive to achieve. The stories in The American Dream Revisited are not get rich quick stories. They are stories of individuals who worked through hardships and challenges and were able to transform their dream into reality.
Cynthia M. Ruiz is an Author, Professor, Commissioner, Inspirational Speaker and Leadership expert. Receiving over 50 accolades and awards for her leadership and service to Los Angeles. She currently serves as a LA City Commissioner overseeing the multibillion-dollar pension portfolio for City employees.
She has received the prestigious Hollywood Chamber “Women of Distinction Award, the HOPE “Ray of Hope” award and the Weingart, “Women Building LA Award. Twice the California Apparel News has listed her on their renowned List of Influential People and LA Weekly showcased her in their people addition.
Cynthia has over twenty years of experience teaching and public speaking. She is the author of “Finding Sane Relationships in a Crazy World” (English & Spanish) a self-help book and “Cherokee Wisdom- 12 Lessons for becoming a Powerful Leader”. She appeared in Discover the Gift (movie/book) with such notables, as is Holiness the Dala Lama, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Jack Canfield and many more.
Her career has placed her in many leadership roles including President of the Board of Public Works for the City of Los Angeles where she had oversight of 5,000 employees and a billion dollar per year budget. She has worked as an Executive at the number one container Port in the US and has successfully run her own business.
Cynthia holds a Masters of Science Degree in Counseling and has completed a Leadership Course at Harvard University, John F Kennedy School of Government.
Coming from blended cultures (Latina and Native American), she enjoys a passion for life and an appreciation of the gifts of Mother Nature.
Cynthia knows the importance of giving back and always strives to stay humble. As a Latina she has a passion for women empowerment. Her Cherokee values have inspired her to teach others the lessons she has learned through her books and workshops.
She lives in Los Angeles where she enjoys the diversity of a metropolitan city.
Ginny Scales-Medeiros grew up in poverty and abuse. The authority figures in her life tried to normalize the trauma but Ginny knew there was more beyond the definition of normal she was being taught. In her book,”What is normal,” she tell her story through the character Sue.
Normal is relative, and Normal for Sue growing up was High School dropout teenage parents, backwoods strict Baptist rituals, paedophiles, poorly made clothes…living in a trailer that is now a chicken coop.
Now, Normal is discovering the power of lying, stealing, alcohol, drugs and mastering the Art of Selling along the way. Normal is making Headline News, inventing a new product, landing in a movie and creating a real, not ‘normal’ life.
Virginia “Ginny” Scales-Medeiros is an American author and inventor known for her novel “What is Normal?”, inventor of world-renowned black-light sunless tanning system, also starring in “What is the Electric Car?”
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Lachi is a vocalist, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist and author based in New York City. Legally blind, Lachi has definitely faced her fair share of adversity, but, instead of letting it get her down she used it to rise up, empower not only herself but all those who experience her creative flare for life.