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If it ain’t Freddie, mercury just ain’t cool.

     Sooooo… it’s been a while since I was a blip on the social media scene and writing things of purpose, possibility or influence.  (I know folks take short virtual unpluggings all the time- after all, FB and TW can get annoying, political, all-consuming, and downright pathetic sometimes.)  Needless to say, it’s been a while since I was truly involved in the online social space, and after months of hearing folks call or write or say “Kimberlie, where have you been hiding?” or “I miss your updates and motivational stuff!” or “Geez, I thought you left Austin!” or even  “Are you avoiding me??”…I thought it was high time I spilled the beans. Because OFFLINE it had been a while since I was truly involved in my LIFE, career, the community, charity activities and even my friendships.  Here’s why.

In September 2013, I was lucky to have been diagnosed with MERCURY POISONING– or high mercury toxicity.  Now let me be the first to say, if it ain’t Freddie, mercury just ain’t cool.  But I say lucky because I found a bright, curious and determined doctor who helped deduce what was making me so ill…and perhaps saved my life from future devastating disease.  And I’m writing today in hopes that my story might plant the seed for others to review their own health situations and investigate to find answers and solutions to what they thought were just things that they’d have to live with.

Here’s my backstory:  Fifty bucks says you’ve experienced a day in the past year wherein you felt like…how do I say?… absolute shit.  Like you got run over by an 18-wheeler on I35.  Body and brain = mush.  Now there’s a chance you know the WHY behind said situation –and even “earned” it.  Regardless, it ain’t fun.  Well, that’s a succinct yet spot-on summary of how I felt throughout the entirety of 2013;  wherein I spent most of my days staring at the ceiling of my loft- that is, when I wasn’t fast asleep.  I couldn’t stay awake for more than a few hours, let alone even focus on a task or have clear thoughts.  I was constantly exhausted, thirsty, cold, fidgety, in pain; had numbness, ringing in my ears, anxiety, weakness in my muscles, no sex drive (what!), and loss of balance…did I mention tired?!  I’d forget names and places; forget where I was going or driving; couldn’t make a clear decision on anything, and felt underwater and overwhelmed.  In a nutshell I felt like hell -inside and out- like I’d been run over by a Mack Truck and was recovering from emotional and mental drain every single day.  From the outside you couldn’t really tell that there was anything wrong; but what went unseen was attacking my body and mind from the inside-out.  And not knowing WHY was killing me too!  www.epa.gov/mercury/effects.htm  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_poisoning 

The roller coaster of health crap, beginning back in 2008 when I was first diagnosed with thyroid issues.  Meds were not the answer but I should have paid attention and dug deeper!  Hindsight, folks, hindsight.  The years following led me through low white and red blood cell count, a flat line of progesterone/estrogen/testosterone (meaning no cycle for TWO YEARS!), a thyroid under attack of antibodies (Hashimoto’s), heart palpitations, and adrenal failure (flatlined cortisol levels).  Yup, I was the life of the party.

The culprit of all of this was one f*#ing simple word:  FISH.  Since my days of old as a personal trainer through the past few years (where I excluded meat, dairy, poultry and eggs) … my diet has revolved around fish for protein.  And, long story short, after a slew of docs, research, and my own experimentation, in late 2013 I was blessed to finally have found one physician who was insightful enough to ask a very simple question: what does your diet look like?  A question most MDs NEVER care to ask, let alone investigate.  Revealing my eating habits pointed straight to my fish intake, and then the connecting-of-the-dots revealed a very clear picture.  Expensive tests further showed highly toxic levels of mercury in my body that had built up over the years and was nesting in my brain, central nervous system, organs (incl female organs), and thyroid.  And so the long, painstaking process of getting that evil stuff out began…

 “Your body is the only thing you are guaranteed to keep for a lifetime; if you have your health, anything is possible.”   – Dan Millman, author

 Today, I am still chelating the mercury out of my body, taking a crapload of supplements and concoctions, drinking purified water, avoiding fish (still), caffeine, alcohol, candy (and a bunch of other delightful things that make life more yummy at times)… but I feel LIKE A MILLION BUCKS compared to where I had been!!  My body and brain are beginning to function at a higher level and I find peace in knowing that I may have staved off some devastating issues in the future.  Once I knew what was wrong, I knew I could find out how to make things right… if I invested the time and resources.  And I did. 

So, beware, my friends!  I’m getting back in the swing of things and will be firing it up online soon: launching a new site, creating more art and readying for a gallery showing, self-publishing a few new books, and hitting the town again!  I hope to see you out there, hear from you and be able to help you… now that I have the energy to give again and be play a role in the game of LIFE again!

 Cheers to your health and all the possibilities that life has!     ~  Kimberlie

*** P.S.   If any of my story prompts questions or thoughts you’d like to share, don’t hesitate to ping me.  I’m not one to pimp doctors or solutions but wanted to at least share some basic ideas that might get you thinking about MERCURY POISONING and perhaps being proactive in addressing those lingering questions in the back of your mind: why don’t I feel good? What’s wrong with my body? Where do I begin?

SUGGESTIONS:

Write down what you eat (and I mean everything, including what kind of water) for at least a week.  Be specific about the fish and protein powders and any foods with additives/preservatives/artificial colors and stuff.  Write down all of your vitamins and medications.  Think through how you have been feeling over the past 6-12 months and what has changed negatively…then journal notes to share with your doc. Apps can be a great help here!

  • GET THEE TO A SPECIALIST!  I am happy to tell you about my doc (Dr. Sellma Vllasi @ www.wisemanfamilypractice.com) and also share the research I found to point you to other/alternative practitioners.
  • Have extensive blood work done to check WBC, RBC, thyroid, female hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone), metal levels (mercury, arsenic, lead), cholesterol, vitamin D, iron, vitamin B-12, folic Acid, C-reactive protein.
  • Take a saliva cortisol test to assess your cortisol rhythm and levels throughout the day. Cost ~$125 which your doc or www.peoplesrx.com can provide.
  • Get a tissue mineral analysis (a.k.a. hair analysis test) to more thoroughly examine all levels of nutritional elements and toxic elements in your body.  Invaluable information includes: explanation of toxic elements and their sources; ratios of good elements to bad elements in your body; how your metabolism type comes into play; complications from toxic metals; possible sources of toxic metals in your diet and suggestions of what to eliminate immediately; dietary suggestions and supplementation.  Cost ~$125. The gent my doc referred me to is Anthony Passeur, CCH @ www.harmonyhealthaustin.com.
  • Check your dental history.  Get new x-rays to see if there is leaking and talk to your dentist about removing and replacing those metals fillings with something nontoxic.  I am happy to tell you about my dude, Matthew Steinberg, DDS @ www.designerdentist.com.

Copyright by Kimberlie Dykeman

About Kimberlie Dykeman: Kimberlie Dykeman is an oncamera personality, marketing buzzsaw, producer, media coach… and entrepreneur for OPTIMISM.

Kimberlie Dykeman and Texana Lane Kick Up Their Heels…Again!

Women with Spunk, Sass, and Soul unite again at the Texana Lane Red Boot Party featuring TV Host, Motivational Speaker and Author Kimberlie Dykeman!  Lane Ray showcases her fabulous Cowgirl Wisdom wardrobe accessories and Cowgirl Kitchen wares.  Stock up on the newest spa products and makeup while you have a well-deserved spa treatment! 

Kimberlie Dykeman adds some sass to your spirit with her home-brewed motivation with a swift kick in the pants!  Her SOAPBOX® mini-motivations inspire and entertain, and  prompt candid interaction and heart-felt story-telling!  Here’s your chance to get on your own soapbox and share your own A-HA moments!  Copies of her book “PURE SOAPBOX” will be available and personally autographed.

Texana Lane, a virtual cowgirl community for women with spunk, sass, and soul, provides women-helping-women opportunities… and a little shopping, too… all of which are right up Kimberlie Dykeman’s alley!   Texana Lane provides resources for women, both online and within the community, for practical parenting, financial fitness, and career coaching…and Red Boot Parties are an intimate extension, now popping up all over Austin.

Revamp your lifestyle!  Reward your body!  Reboot your spirit!

Oct. 28th, 7-9pm   Visit for location:  www.facebook.com/texanalane

MORE INFO ON HOST KIMBERLIE DYKEMAN:
www.kimberliedykeman.com     and    www.puresoapbox.com

Kimberlie Dykeman Hosts SOAPBOX® In-Home Inspiration Party Benefiting LIVESTRONG™

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The SOAPBOX® In-Home Inspiration Party is a truly unique gathering started by Kimberlie Dykeman, TV Host, Motivational Speaker and Author of “PURE SOAPBOX”… and SOAPBOX® Party Hosts across the country are joining Kimberlie’s motivational mission as this concept has already begun virally spreading through the unstoppable power of enthusiastic word-of-mouth!   To officially christen this nationwide grassroots movement, Kimberlie is kicking things off in Austin with a SOAPBOX® In-home Inspiration Party benefiting her chosen charity LIVESTRONG™!

BenefitingLAF_2CNOWthis ain’t your grandmother’s Tupperware gathering, prim-n-proper fundraiser, or networking (wining and whining!) event!   Instead, this is home-brewed motivation…with a swift kick in the pants!  Stemming from Kimberlie’s widely-received, breakthrough book “PURE SOAPBOX” and her trademarked motivational vignettes, the SOAPBOX® In-home Inspiration Party is a modern-day get-together that taps the wisdom found in powerful quotes to prompt candid interaction and heart-felt story-telling. This special intimate event allows for guests to connect with each other as entrepreneurs, leaders, athletes, parents, singles, Cancer survivors, or simply as strong human beings who seek to ignite more fire in their lives! 

SOAPBOX® In-home Inspiration Party benefiting LIVESTRONG™  is a one-of-a-kind event especially created for Austin’s community, filled with a special presentation by the Host, a silent auction, fabulous treats, and a spotlighting of some great women leaders who are helping spread the SOAPBOX® message and impact charities across this city…and eventually the whole country!

Date:   Saturday, March 27, 2010    Time:  3:00pm – 5:00pm

THIS IS A LIMITED-INVITE EVENT.  For invitation, RSVP fee, and details:  PLEASE EMAIL: info@puresoapbox.com

The goal for this event is to raise $5,000 for LIVESTRONG™!  Additionally, Kimberlie personally donates 20% of proceeds from all SOAPBOX® books to LIVESTRONG™ 

For more information about the SOAPBOX® brand of motivation and how it can benefit you: CALL: 310-500-9587.  EMAIL: info@puresoapbox.com.  Visit:  PureSoapbox.com

Kimberlie Dykeman Selected as a Session Host for RISE Conference 2010

TV Personality & Producer, Motivation Expert and Author Kimberlie Dykeman has been selected again as one of the featured speakers hosting an exclusive session at the acclaimed 2010 RISE Conference.  In its fourth year, RISE – a Relationship & Information Series for Entrepreneurs – is an annual conference series dedicated to providing a free forum for entrepreneurs to connect and exchange ideas that inspire the entrepreneurial spirit. RISE is a free conference for entrepreneurs of all types, providing a forum where you can connect and exchange ideas that inspire the entrepreneurial spirit. 

 

ABOUT Kimberlie’s SESSION: “PURE SOAPBOX …a cleansing jolt of perspective, motivation, and humor”  :  Timeless motivation for the Stressed-Out Entrepreneur!  (Based from book and newly released audiobook “Pure Soapbox” has specifically catered to the attending entrepreneur audience. 

      When you’re herding cats and wearing a jillion hats as a driven entrepreneur, the stress not only negatively impacts YOU…it wreaks havoc on your companies, families, friends, spouses…and overall balance in life!  So, how can you help yourself and create a positive domino effect on those around you for a more sound and successful future? You get disciplined, get impeccable with your word, get resourceful, and get courageous!  Kimberlie Dykeman delivers truly engaging meat-n-potatoes optimism to audiences who seek more practicality than the average reprocessed, cheerleading speech can deliver. Cleverly leveraging the forward-thinking wisdom of timeless thought leaders, from John Quincy Adams to Lily Tomlin to John Lennon, she pairs a jolt of inspiration and humor with a unique, practiced “Common Sense Solution”. SOAPBOX® motivation resonates strongly with overwhelmed entrepreneurs and burned-out 9-to-5ers shifting to their own pursuits…all who happen to be juggling-it-all single parents, mid-life crisis victims, new grads, and empty-nesters! Walk away with a realistic gameplan to work smarter, think clearer, feel healthier, live happier. No candy coating. Motivation with a swift kick in the pants!

 Location downtown: TBD

 About RISE 2010:  RISE is not your ordinary conference. Because RISE is designed for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs, the format is hands on, high energy and free flowing. RISE sessions are independently organized by hosts, each of whom chooses his/her own topic and session location. These peer-led forums are limited to 25 participants and take place all over Austin.  During RISE, you may find yourself headed to conference rooms, coffee shops, classrooms or cultural centers. You’ll connect with entrepreneurs from multiple industries and backgrounds, along with leaders from universities, non-profits, neighborhoods and government. It’s a fun and highly educational ride, much like entrepreneurship itself.    From March 1-5, aspiring entrepreneurs may attend free RISE Sessions led by successful members of the Austin business community.  RISE is a non-profit initiative with no cost to participate.  www.riseaustin.org

ABOUT Kimberlie Dykeman:  Kimberlie Dykeman is one of those people you don’t soon forget and exudes a charismatic, vivacious presence that has fueled a loyal following and success stories cross-country. Kimberlie is an On-Camera Personality and Producer, Motivation Expert, International Spokesperson, and Author. Over the past dozen years, Dykeman pioneered a groundbreaking system of lifestyle coaching, emerged as a multi-faceted TV host, and launched her first book, PURE SOAPBOX, based on her internationally followed SOAPBOX® motivational vignettes. She’s appeared in and produced hundreds of TV broadcasts/shows, infomercials, commercials & online videos and is recognized for her keen understanding of the convergence of marketing, entertainment and digital technology. As an entrepreneur with a growing, trademarked brand, Kimberlie has evolved her grand goals into a tangible conglomerate multimedia entity, touching audiences worldwide with positive messaging and seizes every opportunity to entertain, enlighten, and uplift.

For more info about Kimberlie Dykeman, visit:
www.puresoapbox.com and www.kimberliedykeman.com

Kimberlie Dykeman Introduces the SOAPBOX® In-Home Inspiration Party

  The SOAPBOX® In-Home Inspiration Party is a truly unique gathering started by Kimberlie Dykeman, TV Host, Motivational Speaker and Author of Pure Soapbox.  This past November, Kimberlie thought she was having just a much overdue, yet simple gathering at her house.  And since she is such a fan of famous quotes, she wanted to create an intimate event for some fabulous women to see what kind of connection and inspiration could ignite merely by tossing in her signature SOAPBOX® vignettes, bite-sized jolts of motivation wrapped around powerful quotes.  What happened was magical! Every woman that attended called or emailed that night or the next day saying, “I DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE!!”  The response was so amazing that Kimberlie has chosen to keep the momentum going… and wants you to join in!  

 SO WHAT IS IT?     Well, this ain’t your grandmother’s Tupperware gathering or rerun networking event where you toss back wine and WHINE about work (or lack thereof!)  It stems from the SOAPBOX® brand, based on quotes…which are one of the most engaging and widely used forms of inspiration.  For millions, they create an experiential link to the past and cultivate hope for a brighter future.  From the book PURE SOAPBOX, to upcoming product lines, and an (eventual) talk show, Kimberlie leverages the power of profundity and timeless wisdom in famous quotes to promote living life to its fullest.  Because the SOAPBOX® message resonates with everyone, she believes this foundation for intimate home parties makes for a truly unique experience!  A party allows for a Host to bring brilliant women together to connect as businesswomen, moms and singles, and simply as strong human beings who have survived incredible life experiences.  It also allows for folks to make fabulous new friends, dump some old baggage, and take away fresh insights for both heart and mind. 

 On top of it, it allows Kimberlie to spread more awareness and garner more support for her chosen charity, LIVESTRONG™, which receives proceeds from all SOAPBOX® product sales.  And in turn, SOAPBOX® In-Home Inspiration Parties motivate both hosts and guests to get involved with local and global charities.  Net-net: a chance to get on one’s SOAPBOX and get inspired for what the future holds! 

HOST YOUR OWN!      Kimberlie Dykeman Enterprises is set to grow this grassroots idea virally throughout Austin and other cities!  Are you jazzed to share this experience with your own circles of friends and influence?  Then sign up to hold one at your own home!  As a Host, you’ll receive a SOAPBOX® In-Home Inspiration Party Starter Kit and our assistance in planning the evening.  And since the messages from Kimberlie’s book are central to the event, personally signed copies of PURE SOAPBOX will be available for your guests to purchase ahead, to use as a tool for the evening and as a memorable take-away!  PLUS, Kimberlie donates a portion of the book proceeds to your own favorite charity!  With enough advance notice, Kimberlie herself will be on-hand to help Co-Host your party, entertain your friends, and sign copies of PURE SOAPBOX

 CALL/ EMAIL for details!  (310) 500 – 9587   info@puresoapbox.com

For more info about Kimberlie Dykeman, the SOAPBOX® brand, the vignettes and email subscription, etc. visit  www.puresoapbox.com

Kimberlie Dykeman’s Latest Production Hits the Web Featuring Author Mike Thomas

Just this week, Executive Producer and Host Kimberlie Dykeman released the heartfelt book trailer she created with X Horn Productions for Dr. Mike Thomas‘ long-awaited praise scripture compilation “To Him Who Sits on the Throne”.   Dykeman first met the Texas-based author on the set of her author interview series ShelfLife TV for the launch interview of his book  A Harvest of Miracles.

 

“To Him Who Sits on the Throne” is available now.  Visit publisher’s site:  www.morningstarbooks.org

Kimberlie Dykeman Hosts Red Carpet Austin Premiere of Andrew Shapter’s “Happiness Is” National Tour

happines-isMotivate, entertain educate…the three words that Kimberlie Dykeman eats, sleeps, and breathes every day!  With her own SOAPBOX® brand of motivation brewing up TV, book, and online creations for future launch, Dykeman is literally sniffing out opportunities to connect with and learn from people who are also making a difference in the proverbial bigger picture.  So when she heard that the renowned photographer and documentarian Andrew Shapter had a new film coming out, entitled “HAPPINESS IS”, the SOAPBOX® Queen pounced on the opportunity to see the premiere.  But upon discovering that the doc is philanthropically-driven, raising money for charities at each and every city on the slated national tour…Dykeman immediately got on the horn with Shapter himself to donate her time and expertise! 

 

The result?  Kimberlie Dykeman will be the On-Camera Host at the red carpet premiere of critically-acclaimed film “HAPPINESS IS”, launching its nationwide screening tour right in her own backyard of Austin, TX.  Bringing her signature in-the-moment interviewing style and authentically charismatic presence, Dykeman will be capturing VIP interviews, audience reactions, and helping drive DVD release sales for the benefit of the night’s beneficiary, Mobile Loaves and Fishes.

 

“This opportunity is such an honor and resonates with my very own mission as well, in all I do as a personality, an entrepreneur, and a philanthropist,” says Dykeman.  “Andrew Shapter has raised the bar in thinking outside the box both for creating vital works that uplift the human spirit and organically drive awareness for the greater good of society.” 

 

“HAPPINESS IS”  a cinematic road trip that explores the myths and the truths of the “pursuit of happiness” in America. It is the second film from Andrew Shapter, Director of the critically acclaimed documentary, Before the Music Dies. The film journeys through history–without boundaries or prejudices–in an attempt to understand what Happiness truly is, in the face of what the definition of Happiness has become. 

 

DVD RELEASE PARTY: Waterloo Records, 600 North Lamar, Austin, TX, JULY 30th   TIME:  5pm – 7pm.     PREMIERE SCREENING: Alamo Draft House Cinema, 1120 South Lamar, Austin, TX.   TIMES:  July 30th  9:30 pm (includes HUGE TWEET-UP lead by Mark Horvath (@hardlynormal) and Alan Graham (@MLFNOW) &  9:50pm     Both events are free and open to the public. For any remaining tickets to screening, go to www.happinessisthemovie.com. 

 

BENEFITTING: Mobile Loaves & Fishes  www.mlfnow.org  

EVENING’S SPONSOR: Stubb’s Legendary Kitchens www.stubbsaustin.com

 

ABOUT “HAPPINESS IS” :   Andrew Shapter and his small team spent two years crisscrossing the country, speaking to all sorts of Americans they encountered along the way in an attempt to discover what it means to be happy. In addition to examining the phrase “the pursuit of happiness,” the film guides us through the eyes of spiritual leaders including the Dalai Lama, philanthropists, scholars, and the occasional celebrity (including Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, and Dan Millman), and a wide range of happiness “experts” as they describe their experiences and definitions of Happiness. Understanding what it means to be happy and the goal of obtaining happiness is an individual journey protected by our forefathers in the Constitution. “HAPPINESS IS”, your road map to happiness!

 

ABOUT KIMBERLIE DYKEMAN: TV Personality and Producer, Lifestyle Coach and Motivation Speaker, International Spokesperson, and Author.   Dykeman has pioneered a groundbreaking system of coaching, emerged as a multi-faceted on-camera host, released her first book, “Pure Soapbox, and launched SOAPBOX® motivation as a trademarked brand of that leverages famous quotes to promote living life to its fullest.  Combining these backgrounds with unmatched street smarts and unyielding determination, Dykeman has evolved her vast goals into a full-fledged, enterprising conglomerate that develops mass-media programming, products, live events and web-based communication that have universal impact.  Dykeman uniquely combines personal development, education, and charity to touch audiences worldwide with positive messaging. She is indeed a woman on a mission!  The SOAPBOX® Queen!

Kimberlie Dykeman Among Featured Authors at Dalton Publishing Book Reading at Book People

 

Kimberlie Dykeman joins fellow authors of Austin’s own Dalton Publishing for its third annual “Dalton Gang Book Reading”. Dykeman will be sharing excerpts from “Pure Soapbox” (released July ’08) as well as her favorite signature SOAPBOX(R) vignettes from her internationally-subscribed “SOAPBOX of the week” blog series. Indeed, the fabulous engagement is certain to be filled with jolts of perspective, motivation, humor and priceless audience interaction! Book People opens its doors to yet another event for the Austin community.

 

The evening also includes the poetry of Lyman Grant (/The Road Home/) and W. Joe Hoppe (/Galvanized/); the Grimm-inspired tales from Ric Williams (/Woman in the Tower/); the refreshing and incisive fiction crafted by Robert Stikmanz (/Sleeper Awakes/), Gary Kent’s unbelievable, yet all true, reminiscences of the indie film revolution (/Shadows & Light/); Joe O’Connell’s award-winning fiction (/Evacuation Plan/); and the always hilarious and entertaining Les McGehee (/Plays Well With Others/).

 

Wednesday August 12, 2009 at 7:00pm

Book People

603 N Lamar Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78703 Get Directions

 
About Kimberlie Dykeman: www.puresoapbox.com
 and www.kimberliedykeman.com   Contact: info@puresoapbox.com  Kimberlie is on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Plaxo. 

Dykeman to Fill Shoes as Associate Producer for Upcoming Network TV Show

Kimberlie Dykeman has been courted and finally brought on-board as an Associate Producer for the upcoming network TV show entitled “Live 2B 100”, slated for broadcast Fall ’09.  Executive Producers from L.A. and Dallas are excited to tap Dykeman’s expertise both in front of and behind the camera, as an organizer, scriptwriter and on-camera consultant, as well as to connect with media and book national guests.  Dykeman, fellow production leaders and crew members head into the Studios 121 in Fort Worth, Texas this month to begin shooting initial episodes. 

 

About the show:    “Live 2B 100”  featuring Host Dr. Ted Gambordella is a health and wellness show for ages 40 and up, slated for broadcast Fall ’09 on a major cable network.  The central theme of the show addresses the frightening fact that in the year 2009, 33% of the population will be over the age of 65. That is 105 Million people!  Media outlets today are not doing enough to provide the correct information and positive support for that demographic.  It’s time that we communicate an effective design for living people ages 40 and up who strive for a well-balanced, healthy, LONG life.  Daily fitness, nutritional info, self-defense techniques, yoga, mental health and many other areas related to extending the quality of life will be addressed in this daily show.  Dr. Ted Gambordella is the fitness and self-defense expert who has the knowledge and inspiration to do just that.   He and his guests will teach America how to LIVE 2BE 100!    Broadcasting network to be revealed at a later date.

About Kimberlie Dykeman:  www.kimberliedykeman.com , www.puresoapbox.com .  Kimberlie is also on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Plaxo.

 

Kimberlie Dykeman as Featured Guest on British Radio Show

Kimberlie Dykeman’s book “Pure Soapbox”  has earned her an upcoming interview on British radio! Host John Levine has invited Kimberlie Dykeman as his special guest on his show “Happy & Healthy Hour” at 209 radio Cambridge. The conversation will focus on the author’s launched book, “Pure Soapbox”, and its relevance to folks of all walks of life. Topics include: How to pull yourself out of a rut and survive major life transitions, why a positive, yet realistic attitude leads to success, and how to find balance from finding your own innerstrength. Both the book and blog have garnered national attention. Dykeman is also currently shopping a new book series in hopes for a 2010 publishing.

Kimberlie’s interview airing show dates Tuesday, June 2nd and 9th, 12-1pm UK (6am CST in USA)

About “Happy & Healthy Hour”:  John Levine, a composer known as the expert on Alphamusic, has brought together a gifted team of experts to answer our health questions whilst being interesting, informative, with the aim of providing us all with positive practical tips how to be Happy and Healthy. Our team includes: Professor Peter Curtis-Prior, a research scientist working with metabolic diseases; Dr Susan Goodrich, a Chartered Psychologist; Sue Homer, a qualified homeopath; Caroline Griffith, an animal complementary therapist; Keith Benwell, director of Cambridge Complementary Healthcare and John Levine, Alphamusic composer and meditation master.

For more info about Author and On-Camera Personality Kimberlie Dykeman, visit: www.kimberliedykeman.com www.puresoapbox.com www.puresoapboxsoapbox.com

Have you RIPPLED today??

OMG!  Steve Harper….I am kicking myself today.  I met this fine, motivational man months ago…and I confess I finally got to breaking the spine of his acclaimed book, “The Ripple Effect“, just today.  I knew it was in the house somewhere …but it literally jumped off my one of my many bookshelves last night, so I tucked it into my messenger bag for the morning.  When I woke, I gotta tell ya, I was soooo looking forward to my workout of what turned into 2 and a half hours of cardio-salsa!  I could not stop reading, for the combo of java and jolts of practical inspiration kept the pages a-turnin!  In a nutshell, this books reminds you of HOW to be a little more human in this jaded, all-about-me-and-protecting-mine state of society in which many of us exist.  And then it shows you WHY is truly benefits you …as in “what you give is what you invariably get.”  And it all begins with one of the first things we were all taught in life: talking to people.  Period. 

 

As Harper states, on his site: “The Ripple Effect” paints a tantalizing picture of what business (and life) can be like if only we have the courage to put people first.  Meaning, as Rollo May has eloquently put it, it indeed takes the courage to create everything in life which we may want, including relationships!  And part and parcel to this notion, it requires us to put people first.  Other people.  New people.  Complete strangers.  Old pals.  Family members.  Whoever…but just put the effort out there to place those folks in your proverbial path and find out what they need from you. 

 

When you make an effort, make a connection, figure out how to be “of service” to people…the ripple thus begins.  And it’s magical, folks.  That’s my little teaser for you.  You know how fascinating the image of a ripple effect in a body of water is, right?  Imagine how gloriously powerful that same outcome could be in your life when you choose to ripple some goodness into others’ lives without second thought.  Makes you wonder, hmmm?  I hope it makes you take action as well!  SO, go get your ripple on, folks!  Make a choice to make a change today.               -KD

Dykeman Interviews Wendy Walker of FOUR WIVES in Latest Episode of ShelfLife.tv

Kimberlie Dykeman interviews Wall Street mover-and-shaker turned stay-at-home-Mom Wendy Walker.  Novel “FOUR WIVES” just released in paperback March 2009.  Walker is one of the  latest author additions to the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series, with her book for “POWER MOMS” coming soon to national bookstores.