SUSAN M . HEIM
JUDY WILKINS-SMITH is a longstanding author and editor specializing in parenting multiples and women ’ s issues . When she and her husband were unexpectedly blessed with twin boys , joining the two sons they already had at home , Susan took a leap of faith and left her job as Senior Editor at a publishing company to become a work-at-home mother , which allowed her more time to follow her two greatest passions : parenting and writing .
Susan wrote and collaborated on many books , including eleven Chicken Soup for the Soul books ; Boosting Your Baby ’ s Brain Power ; It ’ s Twins ! Parentto-Parent Advice from Infancy Through Adolescence ; Oh , Baby ! 7 Ways a Baby Will Change Your Life the First Year ; and , Twice the Love : Stories of Inspiration for Families with Twins , Multiples and Singletons . Her articles and stories have appeared in many books , websites , and magazines , including Angels on Earth and TWINS Magazine . She also blogged for many years on the topics of parenting and writing . Susan is currently part of her local public library marketing team , where she uses her writing and graphic design skills to promote literacy and library programs . In her spare time , Susan continues to edit Chicken Soup for the Soul books . After successfully raising her four sons , two have flown the nest , and the other two will follow soon ; Susan is the perfect expert in successfully raising Twins . Susan returns with a beautiful story of celebration and empowering tips , Graduation Advice for All of Us ! is the founder of System Dynamics for Individuals & Organizations . She is passionate about visionary leadership , personal transformation , and positive , accelerated , global change . Judy is a highly regarded organizational , individual , and family patterns expert , systemic coach , trainer , facilitator , thought partner , leadership conference , and motivational speaker . She has 18 years of expertise in assisting high-performance individuals , Fortune 500 executives , their teams , and legacy families to break limiting cycles and reframe challenges into lasting breakthroughs and peak performance . Judy is also the author of Decoding Your Emotional Blueprint . The book shows us how to uncover our Emotional DNA patterns , understand their limitations and gifts , embrace them , make new choices , and rewire the brain , allowing us to transform and rise into our best selves . We may not realize this ; patterns handed down by our ancestors shape us . The invisible multi-generational patterns of decisions , thoughts , feelings , actions , inactions , reactions , and choices limit our responses to events and influence every decision of our lives , unconsciously running the show . Judy ’ s remarkable life ’ s journey and passion told in “ An Unexpected Career Turn ” is a compelling story for our Bubble Of Quiet Confidence section !
DR . RANDI WARD is our editor-in-chief extraordinaire ! At 72 years young , she has been a “ mother ” to hundreds of children during her 37-years as a Georgia Language Arts educator . Her teaching journey has taken her to Cairo , Egypt , where she started several language schools teaching ESOL . Randi is also an African animal advocate and environmentalist . She is an honorary president of World Peace Forest ( Africa ) and USA Regional Director for Africa Nomads Conservation . Her passion for life and humanity has earned her many awards and honors . Randi has recently received the IAOTP Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into their Hall of Fame . Her life ’ s philosophy is “ Believe ! Don ’ t dream big ; dream bigger ! The sky is the limit , so reach for the stars !” Randi has traveled to 60 countries on four continents . From one of her destinations came her memoir that encapsulated her view of what life is all about , Because I Believed In Me - My Egyptian Fantasy Came True . Today , Randi is a master editor and visionary book consultant . By the way , as a mother and forever teacher , she is making sure I am “ crossing my t ’ s and dotting my i ’ s ”… Ha , Ha , Ha !
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