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"Helping other people is the good that can come out of the challenges I’ve faced. I want people to remember resilience is a choice"

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Strengthen Relationships Between Generations

Have you wondered how you can connect with the older and younger members of your family? “She doesn’t get me” or “They don’t understand” are often comments Dara hears when it comes to talking about multigenerational connection. Dara reveals how to find commonalities of connection, discover family traditions, and shares tips and tools to feel more connected to our loved ones. We are each an important part of our family’s history and deserve to make sure we take the time to learn, share and connect.

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The Mother Daughter Relationship

The mother daughter relationship isn’t always easy. Having two daughters who are almost twenty-one and eighteen, Dara understands the ups and downs, the good and challenging times, and shares it all here. It takes mutual respect, communication, a willingness to listen, gentleness, and patience. Learn how to navigate your relationship in different seasons of your life. Dara helps attendees identify ways to love more and argue less, focusing on what is truly important.

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Level Up Your Life

Are you living the life you truly want to be living? Dara helps participants take an honest look at the landscape of their lives, specifically identifying 5 key areas: relationships, purpose, community connection, health and wellness, and spirituality. Self care practices and refueling rituals are shared along with daily tips and tools to help participants let go of anything that isn’t serving them well and recognize they have the power to level up their lives, regardless of where they are in their lives.

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Surviving the Loss of a Love 

It’s hard to love and loose, and no one understands this better than Dara. Practical techniques for letting go, both physically and emotionally, finding peace, and learning how to move forward while taking your loved one with you are shared. This is exactly what Dara needed when her mom passed away, and would have helped her navigate through it with more ease and understanding

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Writing Love Letters to the People You Care About

Do you tell the people in your life how you feel or do you sometimes hold back? Dara understands the importance of intentionally telling the people in your life how you feel and what they mean to you, and the benefits of the handwritten word. Dara’s four types of letters are discussed, the “Just because letter,” “Special occasion letter,” “Thank you letter,” and the “”Legacy letter.” The benefits of each, and how you can begin to incorporate the hand written word to create meaningful letters to your loved ones.

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Crush Cancer

Dara has been leading the Crush Cancer workshop for several years, incorporating material from her previous book, Crush Cancer. The focus is on helping people feel empowered after a cancer diagnosis. Dara shares the importance of creating a mantra, how to acknowledge and release the fear that often accompanies a cancer diagnosis, and tools to help participants move forward with intention, taking charge of their lives and doing everything they can to help themselves move forward after going through a cancer diagnosis.

Partial Client List

  • The Art of Living Retreat Center
  • Wake Forest Medical Center Oncology Forum
  • Survivor Soul Project
  • Junior League of Winston-Salem
  • North Carolina Bookmarks Festival
  • University of Alabama Nursing School
  • Pink Ribbon Talks, Cancer Services
  • Novant Health Women’s Council
  • Novant Health Volunteer Forum
  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Temple of Israel, Greenville, SC
  • Forsyth Country Day School
  • Sharsheret
  • BBYO

And Many More...

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