On November 8, I attended a great event: Amazing Woman’s Day, a Marsh Engle production. And sure enough, I met a really amazing woman, Cynthia Brian. Cynthia is the author of a great book, Be the Star You...
Cynthia gives an overview of the book:
There are no dress rehearsals in life and you only get one shot at a scene-why not make it as good as it can be? In Be the Star You Are!, Cynthia Brian proves that you already possess everything you need to be the producer, writer, director, and star of your own life. By recognizing your individual gifts and tapping into your creative energies you can learn to sparkle and soar. Drawn from personal stories of growing up one of five hardworking children on the family farm, Cynthia shares 99 lessons (or “gifts”) that teach you to cherish your past, focus on your assets, dream of the future, and celebrate each moment. From appreciation to devotion, leadership to perseverance, and serendipity to wisdom-each gift will open your heart, inspire you to embrace all experiences, and help you make the most of your life.
*Foreword by Dr. Bernie Siegel, author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles
*Each lesson includes a personal story, a positive message, and a simple exercise that encourages readers to discover their own unique gifts.
*”Cynthia Brian balances style with substance to help you make the journey from success to significance.” Nido Qubein, author of How to Be a Great Communicator and How to Get Anything You Want
Cynthia Brian has shown millions of people how to achieve their dreams through her motivational TV series Starstyle®-Live Your Dreams and her internationally syndicated radio program Starstyle®-Be the Star You Are!®. She has worked in the entertainment industry for the past 25 years as an actor, producer, writer, and set designer. She is the Founder of Be the Star You Are! charity which works to empower families and youth at risk through literacy and positive media. A wife and mother of two and co-author of the New York Times Best Seller, Chicken Soup for the Gardener’s Soul, Cynthia lives in Northern California.
Be the Star You Are! 99 Gifts for Living, Loving, Laughing,and Learning to Make a Difference
by Cynthia Brian
$15.95 soft cover with flaps* 336 pages, 6 x 9 inches * ISBN 1-58761-008-6
Proceeds benefit the charity, Be the Star You Are!® a 501 c3 empowering women, families, and youth at risk through improved literacy and positive media.
Only First Editions/Collectible available from the author.
This book has changed lives. Since its publication, I have received thousands of letters, emails, and calls thanking me for writing this book. I am humbled by the response and delighted that it can make a positive difference for people. Here is a letter from spring 2009 that is printed with permission from the writer: My name is Neha Patel, and I am truly interested in helping
your organization. My mother read your book written in 2001 titled "Be The Star
You Are! 99 Gifts for living, loving, laughing, and learning to make a
difference", and she absolutely loved it! It has been an inspiration to my
whole family to keep on growing and dreaming. My mom would read me stories from
your book, and help lift my mood when I would just feel like giving up or
quitting. You see, I suffer from depression and OCD, and after I got diagnosed
four years ago, my family lost their strength and vigor to keep on fighting
because our whole world seemed to have fallen apart. I am not saying that
people suffering from mental conditions are curses or problems for society.
Quite the contrary, my mother, father, and sister were just so saddened that I
had to start living with a chronic illness at the young age of 16, that they
almost gave up hope. Thankfully, my mom came across some truly inspiring
stories, one of them being your book, and she not only started fighting, but
helped me fight as well. My whole family gained courage from the words in your
book, and started looking at life's struggles as blessings in disguise. My mom
and I would sit down together and laugh at the funny experiences in your book,
and every day, we made it a habit to just open the book at any particular spot,
and read the story that we came across. Your stories would help comfort me when
I was feeling down, and helped encourage me to achieve greater heights. I would love to help
your organization in any way that I could. It would be a privilege to work with
you and your company.
Cynthia Brian, founder of Be the Star You Are!, is the author of "Be the Star You Are! 99 Gifts for Living, Loving, Laughing, and Learning to Make a Difference, published by Ten Speed Press. Dr. Bernie Siegel wrote the foreword. Other books which benefit her charity...