8 questions with Lindy

Thank you Lindy for sharing your thoughts and aspects of life with us through these 8 questions!



still cute

Tampa. Florida

the pursuit of well being, whether it be social, spiritual, or physical

When I think about my children after I die, I feel sad for them, just as I have have grieved for the loss of many close loved ones, especially my mother and my husband. However, I am no longer afraid to die because I no longer believe there is nothingness after death and that I will immediately enter into another consciousness. I have temporary feelings of happiness.

There are many things that cause me to be happy. In general, I feel just ok, not quite complete, things that have never been yet realized. I can be distracted for awhile. I cry a lot and don’t know why. Then when I’m at the ocean or the mountains and feeling one with nature, I actually experience what I can call happiness.I love my family, love to be with my children, my Grandchild and like to hang out with friends, but I find that’s hard to find happiness in other people.

Iidealistic as I am, I want people’s differences not to cause so much hate.  The older I get, the more nonsensical it seemed for Republicans and Democrats to rage against each other, those with different religions to believe their’s was the only way to God, for homosexuality not to be accepted as just another aspect of their humanness, man against man, take land, persecute the weak…it’s always been our nature, and the more I travel toward my own mortality, the more unbelievable it gets for me.


8 questions with Dianna

Please enjoy Dianna’s response to the 8 questions:


55 yrs old, born March 9th1958.

petite build,blonde hair, green eyes

Largo Florida

I chose to believe we are all entities connected to one source of energy with the purpose and power to manifest health, happiness, love, and everything we desire in our lives. We are all connected with the universe through this spectacular source of energy. The positive vibrations we exude affect all who accept and believe in it, creating a flow in and around our physical being attracting more of the like. This is what I believe to be the true process of pro-creation.

No, I am not afraid to die. I certainly don’t like the idea of leaving my physical body however I don’t believe in death as a finality of our current existence. Entering a higher dimension or perhaps…home is more appealing to me than believing all is lost forever.

I count my blessings every day, naturally, without a conscious effort, being I have so much to be grateful for. I always have so many reasons to smile.

Give the gift of yourself and your heart as often and to as many people feasible every day and we will witness great changes in our world. Kindness and good deeds will always prevail

8 questions with Sam

Hello Everyone!

With this new direction, I will be posting the answers to these questions, without the actual questions, so that everyone can see these answers. These are the preview to the book, please let me know what you think.  Each person will get a link to this blog…and their questions.

1. Sam

2. 51 or 52 depending whether you believe life begins at conception or birth. My mom had me a bit whacked on that one.

3. Stunning

4. On a lake near the ocean in Virginia Beach

5. My life specifically… clearly so God has something to amuse him when he’s drinking b

6. No. Seriously? If I believed in hell this would be it. The only thing missed is the constant attendance of my X2B mother in law and a Barry Manilow loop.

7. Great kids. Cool dog. Unique ability to make people chuckle.

8. Try not to invent your own truth.

A new direction for the blog!!!

Good Morning every one of my followers –

I appreciate you!

Well, it seems that my life has changed yet once again. Before I began as a motivational speaker, I was a high school teacher.

I’m a natural born teacher, and that’s just what I do…educate.  That’s really what Motivating For Positive Change was suppose to be as well, a new way of educating more people to help them change the world. Unfortunetly, there is a thin line between starting a business and being unemployed. Suddenly, I was evicted out of my house and basicly evicted out of my comfy life, so I had to make changes very quickly!  As is the normal Chad way of doing things; I reinvented myself (or in this case, went back to what I know and really where I belong) and I have now started over.

So what are the new changes and the new directions for the blog?

Great Question…

I’m going to keep the poitivity flowing. I’ll keep the amazing stuff that I post on this blog as is per usual. However, there are some other endeavors that I will be posting here.

I have a few books that are in the works:

1. One Human Family: A book showing that all of us are more alike than different.

– A book of about 300 interviews of the same 8 questions. These 8 questions are questions that all people share, questions that all people have thought about have formed opinions about. I figure that once 300 are gathered, we will see a lot of the same answers as well as a lot of the same ideas. Maybe if we can all see the same answers to the same questions, we could all see that we are all alike.

Note: If you’d like to answer these 8 questions, please ask!!  Please, I’d love for you to be part of this book!


2. A book about positivity. {Title unknown}

– A collection of blog posts, original essays, and ideas of positivity and hppiness. A pseudo “how to” book to be positive and happy. It’s very similar to this blog and a whole lot better.


3. Group of short stories {Title Unknown}

– These are a group of short stories on multiple subjects and ideas. I guarantee, if you like, or kinda like, my writing…you will LOVE these stories. Some of them will be published on this blog. Some will be put on here in short form, and the rest will be up for order.

4. Poetry

So far there are 3 books of poetry by me that are on Amazon.com that you can now purchase if you’d like.

If you like poetry – You’ll truly like the books!

I hope you like the new direction, and please share this blog with others. I look forward to hearing your comments.

If you really want to be part of the 8 QUESTIONS book, please message me or comment I will send you the questions.


An open letter to Pop Culture Icons – Jennifer Rey

The amazing gender equality and anti-violence activist, speaker, and Educator Jennifer Rey wrote an exquisite piece Pop Culture icons. After much begging, the debut of this amazing letter before it goes out into publication is now.  Therefore, sit back and enjoy this powerful piece:

An Open Letter to Pop Culture Icons

Dear Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Models, and Athletes,

Social movements have gained momentum and traction again with the political conversations about women’s rights, civil rights, poverty, and minimum wage taking place in our country.  We are seeing groups gather in solidarity to protest limitations on women’s access to healthcare, newly created gaps in the Equal Rights Amendment, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and McDonalds’ minimum wage salaries keeping employees below the poverty level.  While average citizens mobilize, pop culture icons can either join with us in shifting cultural norms towards equality, peace, and health or continue to promote the status quo.

Some pop culture icons are already taking a positive stand on social issues.  They are paving the way for even more athletes, musicians, models, and actors/actresses to positively impact society through their public platform.  They are stepping out to support their gay brothers and sisters, create a healthier definition of beauty, and promote equality for women and girls.

Chris Kluwe (Punter/Oakland Raiders) – Kluwe is a published author, an online gaming nut, a social media whiz and a voice for the LGBT community. He has written letters to senators, columns for newspapers and taken a public stance on gay marriage, gun control and other major issues. Kluwe is the model athlete when it comes to public advocacy as made evident by the fact that he was supposedly cut by the Minnesota Vikings because of his candid nature and free speech. He has since jumped on with the Oakland Raiders and just came out with his second book.

Brittney Griner (Center/Phoenix Mercury) Upon being drafted, the rookie immediately became the centerpiece of her team; the league’s marketing strategy and the focus of the media. But how could she not be? She is a 6’8, dominant low-post player with dunking ability, an 88 inch wingspan, who happens to be openly gay. On top of that, she is the first publicly gay athlete to have a contract with Nike where she will be modeling men’s clothing. Combine her trend setting with her established presence in television ads and on social media and you have the makings of the most prominent female athlete in the world when it comes to being a champion for social causes.

Macklemore – The new song, called “Same Love,” is the latest track by hip-hop artist Macklemore. As part of the music industry’s movement to support marriage equality in Washington State, Macklemore collaborated with producer Ryan Lewis in a song that addresses homophobia in hip-hop, education, religion, and politics in the U.S. today. They tackle big topics for a five-minute song, but do a fantastic job with thoughtful lyrics and a killer melody.

Jessica Simpson not only speaks out against flagrant photoshopping in her own life, she’s gotten involved with Operation Smile to start A Beautiful Me, a campaign to motivate teens to embrace their inner beauty. And she practices what she preaches: Simpson did a make-up free photo shoot for Marie Claire, looking beautiful without help from computer enhancements or cosmetics.

Plus Model magazine’s “Love Your Body” issue wants to put an end to what it calls the “body shaming” with portraits of naked women proudly showing off their curves. “I wanted to create that conversation, and I wanted people to say, hey, maybe I need to stop writing those negative things,” Plus Model magazine editor-in-chief Madeline Jones told ABC News. The spread, intended to represent all those who have been shamed or bullied for their size, shows models wearing little more than high heels and jewelry. But each photo comes with the message that no one is safe from body shaming, and that body shaming hurts everyone.

Brad Pitt used to make hearts flutter with his golden hair and burning gaze, Brad Pitt, now 47, is embracing his age along with his wrinkles. In a photo shoot for W magazine, Pitt not only refused any retouching but requested a photographer known for his extremely detailed photos that highlight all skin imperfections.

Kerry Washington continues to spread her talent and knowledge outside of the film industry. The actress, who is heavily involved with many charities, is an avid supporter of Peace Over Violence, a non-profit, community-based organization in Los Angeles that strives to end domestic and sexual violence, stalking and child abuse, and instead foster healthy relationships among families and communities.

Mariska Hargitay – Inspired by her role on Law & Order: SVU, Hargitay created the Joyful Heart Foundation, whose mission is to heal, educate, and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse, and to shed light into the darkness surrounding these issues. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and Hawaii, JHF offers healing, wellness and empowerment programs for survivors of abuse and the professionals who care for them. “Joyful Heart is about the courage to heal, and all of our programming is dedicated to honoring that brave decision,” says Hargitay.

These are just a few of the many pop culture icons who are paving the way for positive social change. The purpose of this letter is to challenge ALL pop culture icons to decide what is important to you. What do you want society to value? What do you want your children to learn from pop culture? What footprint do you want to leave in our society?

Imagine if super models were not starving themselves to be the next cover model. Who would the magazines photograph? Women making healthy choices about food and promoting healthy body images which would create a new norm about beauty in our society.

Imagine if musicians were not willing to write and perform music that promotes physical and sexual violence, gangs, alcohol, drugs, and power. What would record companies distribute?  Music and music videos about peaceful communities, equality and healthy lifestyle choices.

Imagine if actors and actresses were unwilling to take roles in movies that promote racism, classism, sexism, physical and sexual violence, and stereotypes.  What movies would be written and produced?  Movies that inspire people to create change, motivate people to achieve greatness, encourage people to care for each other.

Your participation in positive social issues will help the average citizens who are mobilizing feel supported.  It will push the social issue out to the masses through your public presence. Your participation in positive social issues will help to reduce the impact of negative media on younger generations; preventing them from struggling with addiction, low self-esteem, violence, prejudice, and hate.

Don’t you want to be a part of this positive movement? Don’t you have something powerful to say? Don’t you want to use your public platform for more than promoting your latest venture? Don’t you want to join us, the average citizens, in creating a better society?

With warmest regards,

Jennifer Rey

Activist, Feminist, Mother

Check out Chad Herman and Motivating For Positive Change

Chad Herman and his company Motivating for Positive change


Chad Herman’s entire goal is to motivate and inspire people to change the world!

Chad Herman (visionary and Motivational Speaker) favorite quote: “If you don’t think you can change the world, then you need to change your mind.”

The Blog: You’re already on the blog….so check out the other stories that have been written on this blog. There is a lot of information and awesome ways YOU can create positive change! Chad Herman writes the blog in order to inspire and motivate people to take up a cause or create positive change in some way!!

The Website: Motivatingforpositivechange.com  :    Check out the website. Remember, Chad Herman can be hired by anyone, any group or organization, and any company to come speak to them.  Chad Herman can show, inspire, and motivate anyone to get out there do something to change this world for the better and truly believe they are someone who can do just that! He can motivate people to believe in themselves and the power they have inside to do great things that will create positive change…even if it’s just believing in yourself and being more happy.

Through humor, personal experiences, and a high energy dynamic personality; Chad can show anyone how they can do more than just be upset about the state of the world and their community – They can Change the World! When they are done listening to him, they not only know they can Change the World…but they are motivated to get up and go do it!

You’ll find Chad’s pricing is reasonable and will work for all budgets.

What does the price include:

  • 1-2 hr Presentation tailor made to your group or audience
  • Leadership/motivational/inspirational class if requested
  • travel (and lodging depending on location)to and from venue
  • multimedia presentation including video, music(guaranteed), and high energy powerpoints (if needed)
  • Showcase of your group on the blog and facebook about the awesome things your group is doing
  • Continued posts about your group as you send it to him.
  • Emcee and motivational promotions while at the venue


The Facebook page: Motivating For Positive Change – Go like the The motivating for positive change facebook page. The facebook page is another way to motivate and inspire peopel to change the world, and is an extension of his speeches, books, and events. This is a venue where you can connect direct with Chad and his vision of a less violent, happier, and more positive world!

The book store: Chad’s books: Buy them or download them today: Chad’s multiple books are another extension of his goal of motivating and inspiring peopel to change the world. This book store is also a venue to showcase Chad’s writing: poetry, prose, short stories, blog compilations, and Motivational Books. Chad is a prolific writer and has been earning awards for his writing since he was 10. Chad’s writing graces the internet is various places, Voyager II spacecraft, the Indianapolis Airport, Literary magazines, webzines, and multiple blogs and websites.  When you buy Chad’s books you not only get a great book with great and inspiring writing, but you also help Chad achieve his vision of a more awesome, positive, and nonviolent world!

The Youtube Channel: Experience Chad Herman’s presentations like you were in the audience.  Chad’s youtube channel is a channel unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Just like being in front of Chad at a presentation is an experience in itself, watching chad on youtube is just the same. As one viewer said, “it’s the most motivational 3 minutes that I’ve ever seen. In fact, even my 4 year old stopped long enough to watch you [Chad].” The channel is always being updated and always being added to. Check out the past videos, and watch for the new ones.

Chad gives you so many ways to become motivated and inspired to change the world….check them out and begin today!